Unformatted text preview: community. Need to foster political will to cooperate. World needs to come together in forging a collective response to a crisis. Features of problem: combined force of inertia and cumulative outcomes of climate change…no rewind button for emitting greenhouse gases. Urgency – every year of delay I reaching an agreement adds to greenhouse gas stocks. Global scale – so large everyone needs to get together; collective action is imperative. What should be done: non-marginal changes are needed. There will be significant short-term costs but it is ok because there will be large net benefits over time. Societies will have to pre-commit and forego short-term gratification for longer-term well-being. Carbon and carbon equivalent gases have to be priced so that using them reflects their true costs....
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- Fall '07
- Climate Change, Human Development Index, Greenhouse gas