Climate expert in war of words on Warming

Global Warming.


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The world’s chief climate scientist on Tuesday disputed the U.S. government contention that cutbacks in carbon dioxide emissions were not yet warranted to check global warming.


Experts readied a report, meanwhile, saying 2004 would be one of the warmest years on record.

“The science says you’ve got to reduce emissions,” Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of a U.N.-sponsored network of climatologists, told The Associated Press in an interview midway through a two-week international climate conference.