Gerry Northam looks at the heated politics of climate change.
After Britain's hottest year since records began, arguments rage between different schools of scientific thought.
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'Kyoto is dead' according to some environment watchers.
International attempts signed in the Japanese city, to protect the climate and stop global warming, seemed scuppered when the white house declined to take part.
But George W Bush is becoming irrelevant, according to one analyst, as the rest of the world and many of the US states take their own action.
Gerry Northam reports.