DOHA, Dec 8 - Almost 200 nations extended on Saturday a weak
U.N. plan for fighting global warming until 2020, averting a new
setback to two decades of U.N. efforts that have failed to halt
rising world greenhouse gas emissions.
The extension of the Kyoto Protocol keeps it alive as the
only legally binding plan for combating global warming even
though it will cover developed nations whose share of world
greenhouse gas emissions is less than 15 percent.