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“Any elected leader who signed the climate treaty would be signing the death-warrant of his nation’s democracy,” says Lord Monckton.Bangkok sees much ado about Protocol
But what happened here in Bangkok was that several major developed countries were "jumping ship from the Protocol into a new nationally binding model," he said.Cold snap closes roads, downs trees in the North Island | New Zealand
"If they jump ship, then we will be left with an empty shell," Mr Khor said. "Then it will be replaced by something else as it will no longer be a binding commitment for the international community. We have an ironic situation, where we have seen the dismantling of an internationally binding model into something inferior."
A fresh blast of wintry weather has closed roads, toppled trees and downed power lines in the North Island but the South Island has escaped relatively unscathed.