Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: New South Wales
another problem is 'compensation'
free rider problem aside, countries wont join an int'l agreement if they think thats its gonna cost them more than they benefit, poorer countries that are large emitters like china produce much more emissions than richer countries like usa, so it gonna cost them much more to cut back their levels of production. ok so the kyoto protocol gives them extra time to implement the reductions in emissions but fat chance the poorer countries will....so even if usa/aus do cut back their polluting theyre gonna have to compensate them somehow and this is another big problem
looks like the environment is f*ed
Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!