Putin to push for the ratification of the Kyoto Treaty. No word yet, on whether Russia is about to endorse astrology, alchemy, creation ’science’ and homeopathy. Russian scientists are, apparently, unimpressed. The head of the Russian Academy of Science’s institute on climate change is repeating the academy’s position that “the protocol is not effective and gives us no advantages.” Putin’s motive? To curry favour with the EU. Pathetic.