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During the first week of talks, over 1,500 delegates from 189 nations put Washington"s officials into the defensive, as Bush administration refuses to ratify the Kyoto protocol. Excuses were not welcomed at the summit and the alternative policies exposed by the US delegation were considered not sufficient.
Environmentalists have also attacked US claims that America is doing as much to curb global warming as any other nation that signed the Kyoto deal. They say that the new researches with hydrogen fuel cells will not bring positive results in 20 or 30 years. Moreover, they say the hydrogen often comes from fossil fuel sources, especially coal, which would further increase gas emissions. [my emphasis]
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The fact that Bush & Co. have turned their backs on the Kyoto Accord is disgraceful. We are further isolating ourselves in the world community. Eventually, we will be marginalized.