June 30th, 1988 – Toronto Conference ends, with call for 20% greenhouse gas cuts by 2005

Within a couple of years that ‘Toronto’ target – which was already watered down from what various environmental NGOs were pushing for –  has been adopted by various governments (including Australia).  Within a couple more, it’s been quietly dropped.  And the species starts the slide into willed oblivion

See here and here.

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