It is good to see a major journal reinforce your predictions. Over the last few months I have steadily warned that the UN Conference on Climate Change, billed as “Kyoto II,” to be held in Copenhagen in December will produce few results except for an agreement on stemming deforestation of tropical forests. The latest “TIME” magazine online version now says the same thing. With the conference only a few weeks away it is clear that there will be no agreement on reducing carbon emmissions. While preventing deforestation of these valuable forest reserves is a very positive step in conserving the environment, as well as in protecting several endangered species, it will do little to slow down global warming. But then global warming itself is helping to protect these forests since it will reduce the need to cut these trees for firewood to heat homes.