The international Kyoto Protocol to combat global warming—negotiated in 1997 and ratified by nearly all signatory countries except the United States and Kazakhstan—will expire in 2012, at the end of the upcoming presidential term. Whichever candidate the American people select to lead our nation for the next four years will face two great challenges to confront global climate change: what direction to take the country within the international community as the world decides how to replace Kyoto, and what policies to implement domestically to help curb this impending crisis.
Joshua Van der Ploeg,
America’s Next Move: The United States’ Domestic and International Policies on Global Warming After the Kyoto Protocol,
Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions
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