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Canada leaves Kyoto behind

Canada’s exit from the Kyoto Protocol was official on Dec. 15, 2012, the first treaty in Canadian history to have been ratified and then quit. Those concerned with the environment see the decision as major defeat toward combating greenhouse gas emissions and threatens our country’s standing in the world. Yet, the protocol itself has fallen far short of the five per cent reduction of greenhouse gases it called for, instead the world has seen an increase of 58 percent of harmful emissions into our atmosphere.

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