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Munk Debate on Climate Change

2010-02-22

Lomborg participated in the Munk Debate in Toronto, Canada, on Dec 1 2009. ABOUT the debate: C02 levels in the atmosphere are climbing steadily higher. Some believe this is having a devastating effect on humans and nature, while others argue that the threat has been overstated. Is this the moment for a bold international treaty to curb carbon emissions? Or, are the social and economic costs of reducing C02 emissions too high in world where a billion people live on a dollar or less a day? Just days before the United Nation’s historic Copenhagen summit the Munk Debates will tackle one of the great public policy questions of our time: how should the world respond to climate change? MOTION: Be it resolved, climate change is mankind's defining crisis, and demands a commensurate response PRO: Elisabeth May and George Monbiot CON: Bjorn Lomborg and Lord Nigel Lawson DEBATE RESULTS PRE-DEBATE PRO: 61% CON: 39% POST-DEBATE PRO: 53% CON: 47% VOTES CAST: 1,100

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