Thank you WikiLeaks. From Speigel Online:
QUOTE Although the US signed the protocol, it never ratified it. As such, the Chinese and the Americans can continue polluting at will. Meanwhile European nations will have to cut their energy consumption. They, therefore, fought for a new agreement in Copenhagen, one that would tie the United States, China and newly-industrialized nations India and Brazil to specific emission-reduction targets. UNQUOTE
Ticktock, ticktock, Karma's a bitch. She's riding Binky into town and carrying a satchel full of toxic emissions with little American and Chinese flags stuck to them.