Global Warming Realism

by William Yeatman on November 30, 2007

Yesterday, I attended an informative briefing by an official at the Department of Energy, who demonstrated the futility of any approach to climate change mitigation that does not include the developing world.


According to DOE research, even if the developed world reduced emissions 100% by 2050, developing countries would have hold their emissions constant at 2007 levels in order to reduce global emissions by enough to stem global warming.


But don’t count on the developing world to lift a finger to fight global warming. I have already made that point elsewhere, and it was underscored again this week after officials from China, India and Brazil reiterated their countries’ opposition to any limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

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