News Rocha turns away after scoring for Uruguay in the 2-1 win over France at White City during the 1966 World Cup group stage

The exquisitely skilful Uruguayan attacker Pedro Rocha was billed as the man most likely to deal an early blow to England's dreams of footballing glory in the opening match of the 1966 World Cup finals at Wembley.

Letter: Green challenge

Sir: Charles Arthur neatly summarises the CBI's lobbying position on Britain's target for reducing greenhouse gas pollution after the Kyoto summit ("Labour faces rethink on greenhouse-gas curbs", 12 December).

Anger over environment cuts

One of the Government's most important organisations for cutting climate changing greenhouse gas emissions has had its budget slashed, immediately after the Kyoto Climate Summit.

Letter: Now build on Kyoto

Sir: Nicholas Schoon's reporting has been a model of its kind. Rightly he points the finger of blame at the multinationals and governments which are so largely responsible for failure to reach a more meaningful agreement in Kyoto ("Getting warmer, but still a long way from our goal", 12 December).

Flat Earth: Environ-mental

What a relief that the world was saved in Kyoto last week (mainly by John Prescott, it seems). Thanks to the agreement to cut emissions of greenhouse gases a little, global warming will proceed more slowly than it would otherwise have done. I think I have that right: anyway, clearly a triumph.

Prescott calls for city villages

The Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, says that more than half of Britain's new homes should be built in existing urban areas rather than the countryside. Village life, he says - complete with the corner shop, the small school and the cottage hospital - should become part of the fabric of Britain's inner cities.

Saved at last gasp by an old pro

The Japanese called him "The Walking and Talking Man" because he was always doing one or the other - or, more usually, both at once. John Prescott has never been short of words and seemed to have the stamina to match as he rushed around the hideous Kyoto conference hall - having slept only one hour in the previous 48 - sticking together the last-second deal that emerged as the world's first serious attempt to tackle global warming.

Letter: Kyoto: just a start

Sir: Gavin Green (Motoring, 6 December) says people would be "amazed how clean a modern car's exhaust is". Many catalyst-equipped car drivers believe their fumes to be innocuous, but catalytic converters can never clean up all the by-products of internal combustion, principally the unburnt fuel and nitrogen oxides which interact to form ozone and smog.

Getting warmer, but still a long way from our goal

The Kyoto Climate Talks

Environment: Now the test for Kyoto resolution

Seen in the harsh light of dawn, what did more than a week of round-the-clock negotiation in Kyoto achieve? Nicholas Schoon, environment correspondent, examines the brave new world created by the new anti-global warming treaty.

Environment: Labour faces rethink on greenhouse-gas curbs

Political agreement in Kyoto - but business grumblings back home. Labour's stance on greenhouse gases may have to be revised in the cold light of day. Charles Arthur, Science Editor, explains.

Kyoto Summit: Prescott takes a leading role

John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister and head of the British delegation, has suffered many irritations this week, but one in particular has been outstanding. It reached its climax yesterday, at a meeting of EU ministers, which was being interrupted by the constant trilling of mobile phones. The chairman of the meeting, the Luxembourg environment minister, appeared unbothered by the commotion. According to one present, it was left to Mr Prescott to ask that they be switched off, in language rarely heard in ministerial conclaves.

Kyoto Summit: Marathon talks put US to the test

If the world's wealthy countries are serious about complying with the Kyoto climate treaty, big changes are ahead in the way they use energy. No country, says Nicholas Schoon, Environment Correspondent, faces a bigger challenge than the United States.

Kyoto Summit: Sketch: Global Warming? Pah! Just give me some clean socks

Late the other night, as the clock ticked on the Kyoto environment conference, a ghastly rumour began to spread among the 9,000-odd delegates, journalists and green campaigners. It was not that the conference might fall apart (although that was a distinct possibility), or that the agreement would be watered down (everyone knew it would be).

All that Kyoto heat, for next to nothing

After a night of agonising last minute negotiations, an agreement on a new treaty to combat global warming hung in the balance. But the long-sought agreement will do little to slow down the heating of the planet, predict Nicholas Schoon and Richard Lloyd Parry in Kyoto.

Kyoto Summit: Greenhouse optimist takes the stage with lunatic fringe

Fred L Smith Jr, whose card describes him as president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), has a very unusual enthusiasm - he is a passionate, outspoken lover of global warming. At the United Nations environment conference, where he is proselytising, there has been much fearful talk of melting ice caps, disappearing islands, malaria and crop failures if, as most scientists anticipate, the planet continues to heat up. But Mr Smith can't wait.
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