Landmines and Global Climate

December 03, 1997

This week is big week for international meetings. In Ottawa today, morethan 100 nations will sign a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines.Delegates will also be drafting plans for removing the millions of minesnow threatening civilians around the world. But several major producers andusers of land mines — including the United States, China and Russia — aresending only observers and will not sign. At the global warming summitt nowunderway in Kyoto, Japan, the United States is also taking a solitary stand.


  • Mary Wareham, the director of the US Campaign to Ban Landmines.
  • Kalee Krieder, the director of the US Greenpeace Climate Campaign.