A case in point: James E. Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and eminent climate scientist has been against the Kyoto Protocol since he boycotted the 2009 Climate Change Conference that advocated it.
He said; "The developed nations want to continue basically business as usual so they are expected to purchase indulgences to give some small amount of money to developing countries. "They do that in the form of offsets and adaptation funds.”
"So, for example, in the Kyoto Protocol, that was very ineffective. Even the countries that took on supposedly the strongest requirements, like Japan for example—if you look at its actual emissions, its actual fossil fuel use, you see that their CO2 emissions actually increased even though they were supposed to decrease."