December 14, 2005


The Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2005: The world will remember 2005 for its natural disasters, the passing of a pope, and the ongoing insurgency in Iraq. But, all the while, FP’s editors have been keeping an eye out for those stories that fell through the cracks but will have a lasting impact for years to come. In a year-end FP exclusive, here are 10 stories you might have missed. (Foreign Policy, December 2005)

Hot Air’s Shifting Winds

When it comes to emitting greenhouse gases, the United States is usually seen as the bad guy, content to belch out fumes at its pleasure. But reports released in late November show that U.S. emissions have fallen for the first time in more than a decade. Between 2000 and 2003, U.S. emissions fell by 0.8 percent. By contrast, global goody-two-shoes Canada saw a 24.2 percent increase in 2003 from its 1990 levels. Even the sanctimonious Europeans are set to miss their Kyoto targets by 6.4 percent.

Wow! You don't normally look to the foreign policy analysis crowd for honesty. Of course, they do manage to miss both the rise of the Axis of Good and the imminent collapse of the PRC....

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 14, 2005 12:12 PM
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