Well, the climate change meeting in Buenos Aires produced some interesting results for a conference that was supposed to be only a set of informal discussions. In addition to hamstringing the meeting itself, the U.S. did its best to make the meeting, and Kyoto itself, irrelevant (Bush likes making things irrelevant):
The Americans also objected to mentions of the need to tackle global warming as opposed to adapting to it, and backed an extraordinary demand from Saudi Arabia that oil-producing states should receive billions of dollars in compensation from the rest of the world if they burned less oil.
Pure, naked greed. Don’t you love it?