Mayors back global warming pact

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Going against the Bush administration's opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, more than 130 U.S. mayors have pledged to meet or beat certain Kyoto targets by 2012. Examples include anti-sprawl land-use policies or encouraging cruise lines to turn off their engines while docked.

Critics of the Kyoto Protocol claim it is unnecessary, due to an alleged or perceived lack of clear evidence that global warming is due to human activities.

Participating Mayors


Joining Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to lead the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement are:


Full list of participating mayors


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