In 1997, the United States Senate voted ninety-seven to zero in favour of a resolution stating that the United States should not join any agreement on climate change that would require the industrialized countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, unless the agreement imposed similar obligations on developing country parties. In March 2001, President George W. Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol, which did indeed establish targets and timetables for developed countries but not for developing ones. Whatever the impact of the Senate resolution on the US...
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