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Research shows that although 55 extra people die each year from it being too hot in Helsinki, some 1,655 people die from it being too cold


Research shows that although 298 extra people die each year from it being too hot in Helsinki, some 1,655 people die from it being too cold


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even though each ton does two dollars' or more worth of damage.


even though each ton does two dollars' worth of damage.


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For the full Kyoto Protocol with the United States participating, the total cost over the coming century...


For the full Kyoto Protocol with the United States participating, the total worldwide cost over the coming century...


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If our desire is to help the many generations that come before

then, along with the world's poor, if cutting emissions is not

the best way


If our desire is to help the many generations that come before

then, along with the world's poor, cutting emissions is not

the best way


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Currently, that cost is estimated

at $169, or more than thirty times too expensive.


Currently, that cost is estimated

at $169 per ton of CO2, or more than thirty times too expensive.


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While this may not be as romantic as a "global mission,"


While this may not be as romantic as a "generational mission,"


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Bjornbreen


Bjørnbreen


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the story left out one important fact. And the precipitation on the Antarctic Peninsula is increasing,


the story left out one important fact. The precipitation on the Antarctic Peninsula is increasing,


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even without global warming,... With global warming,


Even without global warming,... With global warming,


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"1. Though there is evidence both for and against the existence

of a detectable anthropogenic [human-caused] signal

in the tropical cyclone climate record to date, no firm

conclusion can be made on this point."


All three points are direct quotes


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the total effect will be less than a 10 percent increase in damages. To put it differently, if we could stop the climatic factors right now, we would avoid 10 percent more damage in fifty years' time.

On the other hand, if climate stays the same-no more warming-but more people build more and more expensive buildings closer to the sea, as they have done in the past, we will see an increase of almost 500 percent in hurricane damages. To put it differently, if we could curb societal factors right now, we could prevent 500 percent more damage in fifty years' time.


the total effect by 2050 will be less than a 10 percent increase in damages. To put it differently, if we could stop the climatic factors right now, we would avoid 10 percent more damage by mid-century. 

On the other hand, if climate stays the same-no more warming-but more people build more and more expensive buildings closer to the sea, as they have done in the past, we will by 2050 see an increase of almost 500 percent in hurricane damages. To put it differently, if we could curb societal factors right now, we could prevent 500 percent more damage by mid-century.


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the one reducing damage by less than 10 percent or the one reducing damage by almost 500 percent?


the one avoiding less than 10 percent damage increase

or the one avoiding almost 500 percent damage increase?


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As in today's developed countries, consumption levels depend largely on food prices and incomes rather than on changes in domestic

agricultural production."


Missing a reference: Fisher et al 2005:2079.


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We have promised to cut emissions in 2010 by 11 percent but will probably end up with a 0.7 percent cut.


We have promised to cut emissions in 2010 by 20 percent but will probably end up with a 0.7 percent cut.


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We should cut CO2, and more than Kyoto without the US will manage, but still only by 5%, moving to 10% by the end of the century.


We should cut CO2 through taxes, and more than Kyoto without the US will manage, but still only by 5%, moving to 10% by the end of the century.


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Already better in


Already better


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16: Fueled by such (entire paragraph)


16: A recent academic paper: (Chase et al 2007).


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At more than $1.5 trillion: Estimated with 80.1 million barrels per day at $54.57 (average 2005) (EIA, 2006c:87), against a global GDP of $47.767 billion (IMF, 2006:189).


At more than $1.5 trillion: Estimated with 80.1 million barrels per day at $54.57 (average 2005) (EIA, 2006c:87), against a global GDP of $47,767 billion (IMF, 2006:189).



 

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