Compare and Contrast

Two Guardian stories:


The leaders of the G8 made a breakthrough on climate change when they agreed to adopt a goal of at least halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a draft communique.


The G8 industrial nations today announced the creation of a new world energy forum as a response to the threat posed to their economies from a doubling in the price of crude over the past year.

With oil trading at $142 a barrel overnight, G8 leaders expressed "strong concerns" about surging energy costs and said they wanted to bring major oil producers and consumers together to discuss ways of boosting output and curbing prices.

Both pieces by the same reporters. No mention, of course, that the one objective, the lowering of prices, militates against the other, the reduction of emissions.

Certainly no mention of the fact that high prices will reduce emissions.

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