Release Date: March 23, 2005
Media Contact: Jim Duggleby, External Relations
Phone: (306) 585.5439
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Kyoto-Will It Make Any Difference?
Slowing the process of global warming requires nations to act together. The Kyoto Protocol is the first step in this process. It mandates specific greenhouse gas reductions for a number of industrialized countries. 

Although the protocol came into force in February 2005, U.S. withdrawal has brought it into serious question. Some regard the Kyoto Protocol as "the solution" to the climate change problem and are pushing hard for its implementation, while others consider it a failure. 

Whether implementation of the protocol will make any difference in curbing climate change will be the subject of this week's Coffee House Controversies talk, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at Chapters behind the Southland Mall (2625 Gordon Road). Monica Çule, of the departments of economics and political science, will provide an overview on the evolution of the Kyoto Protocol to get some insights into whether the protocol in its current form will make any difference to climate change. 

Coffee House Controversies is a series of informal lectures on controversial topics, presented by the University of Regina's Faculty of Arts. Every second Thursday, a faculty member delivers a brief lecture, followed by a discussion with members of the audience. The general public is cordially invited to attend,

For more information, please contact Laurel Ryder at the Faculty of Arts-585-4782 or