Editorial, The New York Times | July 11, 2008
G8 group agreed to cut green house emission by 50 percent. ++ But the final agreement establishes no interim goals that would require prompt and meaningful investments in cleaner energy. ++ China and India made clear that it is the developed world who contributed the most to the man-made emissions and who therefore must do most of the heavy lifting. ++ Scientists believe that cuts of at least 25 percent by 2020 are necessary to prevent reaching a point of no return. ++ Without short-term targets the long-term goal is an empty slogan.