Wednesday, July 9, 2008

G8 buries climate pledges in time capsule

Group of Eight leaders meeting in Japan wrangled over the timeframe to fight global warming, but they have a set deadline when their pledges will be reviewed - in 100 years.
Their summit documents, along with current newspapers, will be buried in a time capsule at the luxury hotel where they met for three days in the mountain resort of Toyako in northern Japan.
The Windsor Hotel Toya will dig up and open the time capsule on July 7, 2108.
"We hope to confirm that the summit will have been remembered for 100 years as a key conference on climate change and that by then global warming will be halted as promised by the leaders," a hotel spokesman said.
The time capsule will be put in a new park along with a monument with the engraved autographs of the G8 leaders and a sculpture representing a chunk of ice that is melting due to global warming.

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