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UN chief rebukes G8 for lack of climate action

L'AQUILA, Italy (AP) - The U.N. secretary general has rebuked
the Group of Eight leaders for failing to make more committments to
reducing climate change in the near future.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon also says the G-8 must come
forward with financing for poorer nations to change their polluting
growth pattern and adapt to the effects of global warming. He said
Thursday the G-8 must do both if developing countries are to cut
their own emissions.
The G-8 on Wednesday recognized for the first time that average
global temperatures shouldn't exceed 2 degrees Celsius from
pre-industrial times.
But the leaders made no commitments to do anything soon to reach
that goal and made no firm financial commitments for poor
countries.


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