Summary of Global Warming Responses - Kyoto Treaty does not...

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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 **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 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. ..like 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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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2008 for the course EARTH 002 taught by Professor Eigenbrode during the Spring '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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