Valerie Bodden Economies and Global Warning

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Running head: Economies and Global Warming 1 Economies and Global Warning Valerie V. Bodden K. 10-0014
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Economies and Global Warming 2 Universidad IberoamericanaAbstract This paper talks about the imminent need for governments to realize that global warming is an immense problem, not only for the current generations, but for generations to come. Instead of capitalist economies, amongst others, to focus on the creation of profit amongst its citizens and politicians, it should implement a variety of measures in order to shift from an harmful, economic model, to a eco-friendly one. The United States in particular has refused to take any part in the Kyoto Protocol signed by many nations, and when a country with one of the largest economies of the world, refuses to take part in a protocol created to reduce CO2 emissions, it is a grave thing. Instead of focusing on making profit and abusing resources as a whole, producers should aim to doing what they can to ameliorate the situation, even if it includes full-costing their product or service.
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Economies and Global Warming 3 Economies and Global Warming It is evident that global warming is not solely a problem faced by one country, but a problem faced by the whole world. Many agreements like the Kyoto Protocol motivated and created by the Unites Nations have been created yet countries such as the United States, China, India and Brazil, have refused to sign them. Many people believe the United States is an capitalist economy, therefore depending massively on competition between products and the immense number of factories that exist, it is basically impossible for them to reduce its emissions while at the same time remaining economically efficient. Yes, it is true that the United States is one of the world’s largest economy and as a matter of fact largest emitter of CO2, but there are some ways in which the economy can be switched into an environmentally sustainable economy, or eco-
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