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Time: "From heat waves to storms to floods to fires to massive glacial melts, the global climate seems to be crashing around us." (Kluger) "So much environmental collapse happening in so many places at once has at last awakened much of the world, particularly the 141 nations that have ratified the Kyoto treaty to reduce emissions—an imperfect accord, to be sure, but an accord all the same. The U.S., however, which is home to less than 5% of Earth's population but produces
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Unformatted text preview: 25% of CO2 emissions, remains intransigent" (Kluger) For years, global warming was discussed in the hypothetical--a threat in the distant future. Now it is increasingly regarded as a clear, observable fact. This sudden shift means that all of us must start thinking about the many ways global warming will affect us, our loved ones, our property and our economic prospects. We must think-- and then adapt accordingly. (HertsGaard)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2008 for the course HIST 356 taught by Professor Belshaw during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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