The United States and Great Britain share a common language, a passion for football and, when it comes to government response to global warming, nothing much else.
On Wednesday, when the Kyoto Protocol becomes international law, only one will be sulking loutishly on the sidelines: the United States.
While the Bush administration unrolls phrases like “climate variability” to test the drape of its message on the foreshortened frame of American public opinion, the original Red Coats do not mince words.
Britain’s chief science adviser, David King, calls global warming a more serious threat than terror.
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