China, India convenient “excuse” for US: The exclusion of large
and rapidly growing India and China is one of the chief reasons the US
has cited for not signing the Kyoto Protocol, which requires industrial
countries to reduce carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases by
5.2 per cent below 1990 levels by 2012.
Australia still on the outer holding hands with US: Australia is the only other industrialised nation to have refused to ratify the protocol.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 3-4/12/2005, p. 15