Pundit.co.nz by David Beatson 23 December, 2009 Forget Copenhagen. The next target for international climate change activism is Wellington. This week’s protests in the capital are just a warm-up for the big event in March
The largely abortive United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen produced one step forward in the battle to counter global warming: an agreement by 20 member nations to form a Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Emissions.
Billed locally as a New Zealand sponsored initiative, the formation of the research alliance was actually announced in Copenhagen by the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak and, in the United States, his Department of Agriculture pumped out the news under the headline: “United States Announces Global Research Alliance to Combat Climate Change”.
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