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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:52 AM
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Climate report issues wake up call
WORLD leaders must act urgently to avert a looming environmental catastrophe, the author of a major British report which sounds a wake-up call on climate change said.

In particular, former World Bank chief economist Sir Nicholas Stern singled out economic powerhouses the US, China and India, major polluters whose backing is crucial for any global solution.

Specifically he said the world must be prepared to pay now to prevent an economic fallout in the future which could be on the scale of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we act now and act internationally, he said, launching a 700-page report in London.


http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,2067...
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:55 AM
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1. And American "leaders" roll over and hit snooze yet again n/t
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:03 AM
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2. Wake-up calls don't work on the brain-dead. Sad, but true.
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