Kyoto Protocol

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the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. Global warming and its effects, such as more intense summer and winter storms, are also referred to as climate
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Kyoto Protocol

A legally binding agreement adopted by the countries in attendance at the December 1997 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan. Delegates from the 160 industrialized nations present agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 5.2 percent below 1990 emissions levels by 2010. The United States pledged a 7 percent reduction, although the U.S. Congress did not ratify the agreement.
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We also have expressed our opposition to the Kyoto Protocol itself.
TOKYO - Japan on Friday urged the United States once again to reconsider its opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, following the Russia government's endorsement Thursday of a bill to ratify the pact on curbing global emissions of greenhouse gases.
Bush's statement,'' Tanaka said, referring to the president's remarks earlier this week reiterating his opposition to the Kyoto Protocol.