Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Australian PM urges more US climate change action

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)19 August — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd urged the United States on Tuesday to take more action on climate change and become more involved in the global debate on the issue.

As the only developed nation not to sign the greenhouse gas-controlling Kyoto Protocol, America's stance on climate change has made it easier for major developing countries to avoid acting, Rudd told the Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference in the northern city of Auckland.

"I think our first step should be to get the United States of America fully engaged," Rudd said. More >>>