Dec 12, 2010

Cancún climate deal falls flat - Kyoto Protocol on life support

The Christian Science Monitor reports that any hope Greenpeace activists had for a climate deal in Cancún ended Saturday as the climate summit ended without a firm deal.

The climate change conference in Cancún appears to have sealed the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding treaty to combat climate change, and left countries squabbling over the substance and form a new treaty for the future.

The placards displayed by activists show symbols of international currencies wanting world leaders to financially support what an increasing number of critics call questionable science.

The display above was at Democracy Square in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov. 29 in an effort to support the Cancún climate summit.