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Lomborg's article in The Daily: Cooling-off period

2011-02-03

Why the carbon-capping frenzy has died down

Bjorn Lomborg Thursday, February 3, 2011

In just a few years, climate change has gone from the hottest issue on the global political agenda to one that top leaders barely acknowledge. Whatever happened to President Obama’s ambitious vow to "act boldly and decisively," former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s urgent intention to hammer out "a comprehensive and global agreement" on carbon cuts, or United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s belief that the world was creating "a very concrete foundation for a legally binding treaty"? These days, U.N. climate conferences come and go without even the participation of any top leaders, let alone any serious global agreement. (...) 

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Climate change

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