Summary of Global Warming Responses

Summary of Global Warming Responses - Earth 2 Thursday...

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Earth 2 Thursday, April 8, 1999 Announcements: A 3-point homework assignment was passed out today in class. It is due next Thursday. Lecture notes: Summary of Global Warming Responses 6% say DO NOTHING 42% say ADAPT 42% say MITIGATION 7% say BOTH ADAPTATION & MITIGATION **ADAPTATION IS MOST REALISTIC--IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO GET EVERYONE TO AGREE** Kyoto, Japan Meeting (1989) This meeting proposed an agreement in which all countries will limit CO2 emissions into the air Clinton & Gore want the US to commit to limiting emissions US Senate says they will never ratify a treaty that didn't include developing countires b/c they feel that the US shouldn't give up things will other countries don't
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Unformatted text preview: Kyoto Treaty does not include developing countries Industries are head-over-heels into having the US not commit to the Kyoto Treaty. They encourage this saying that the models are uncertain and any changes may hault economic growth EXCEPTION: Insurance Companies want the US to commit to the Kyoto Treaty, saying that the US will go bankrupt if global warming gets too out of control NGO (Non-Government Organizations. environmental groups) say we must do something about global warming or the effects will be disastrous Winner's & Loser's when deciding about Global Warming The US are short-term loser's China is also a loser The Soviet Union is a winner...
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  • Spring '99
  • Eigenbrode
  • Global Warming, Kyoto Protocol, kyoto treaty

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