Thursday, October 26, 2006

Cut Emissions or Face Economic Devastation

The Guardian reports that former World Bank chief economist Sir Nicholas Stern will release a detailed report next Monday which shows that unless greenhouse gas emissions are cut to deal with global warming the economies of the world will plummet into deep recession as a result of climate change. The report contains data derived from analyses to the year 2100. It is of course difficult to predict the effect of any report on a particular government leader but it is probably a safe assumption that the effect of the report on George W. Bush, who has claimed that cutting emissions will be economically harmful, will be negligible.

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