Bjorn Lomborg

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Global warnings - Lomborg's latest op-ed in The Guardian


The Copenhagen protocol will not succeed unless China and India sign up, but bribing these nations to take part is counterproductive  Björn Lomborg,, Sunday 15 February 2009 This December, global leaders will meet in Copenhagen to negotiate a new climate change pact to reduce carbon emissions. Yet, the way that it has been set up, it will inevitably fail. The best hope is that we use this lesson finally to deal with this issue in a smarter fashion. The United States has made it clear that developing countries must sign up to substantial reductions in carbon emissions in Copenhagen. Developing nations – especially China and India – will be the main greenhouse gas emitters of the 21st century – but were exempted from the Kyoto protocol because they emitted so little during the west's industrialisation period. Europe, too, has grudgingly accepted that without developing nations' participation, rich nations' cuts will have little impact... 

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