COURTING DISASTER

CLINTON AT LAST MAKES A STAND AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING-- BUT HIS CRITICS AT HOME AND ABROAD FEAR IT MAY BE TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

The whole world had been waiting impatiently to hear what Bill Clinton would say last Wednesday--because the whole world would be affected. The President had promised four months ago at the United Nations that the U.S. would at last make a stand against global warming, the ominous trend that threatens the planet with climatic upheaval: melting glaciers, rising sea levels and more frequent and vicious storms. In December, 160 nations will meet in Kyoto, Japan, to forge a treaty to combat climate change, but until last week the U.S. refused to put its cards on the negotiating table. And without the...

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