Contemporary Issues – Global Politics POLI 213 Global Warming and the future of Sustainable Development An Essay proposal by Justin Lemieux-Reale In the recently released Stern Review, the author states that it is not too late to avoid the worst impacts of climate change; he asserts that decisive action is required now. 1 “ The scientific evidence is now overwhelming: climate change is a serious global threat, and it demands an urgent global response.” 2 Sustainable development; commonly defined as any construction that can be maintained over time without damaging the environment 3 is seen as a key factor in maintaining our environment for ourselves and future generations. There are many lobby groups within states and even international organizations that are attempting to get countries of the world to adopt very strict rules regarding carbon output, and implement laws concerning how they treat the environment. For the most part these ideas have only worked a diminutive amount, or have absolutely
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