Chirac's Patience Taxed by US Climate Intransigence

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French President Jacques Chirac warned that if the US did not sign the agreements, a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty could be imposed to try to force compliance. He demanded that the United States sign both the Kyoto Protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012.

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