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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:43 PM
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Show this to those who say fighting global warming will bankrupt us.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 06:46 PM by tjwash
Climate change fight 'can't wait'

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The world cannot afford to wait before tackling climate change, the UK prime minister has warned.

A report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern suggests that global warming could shrink the global economy by 20%.

But taking action now would cost just 1% of global gross domestic product, the 700-page study says.


Tony Blair said the Stern Review showed that scientific evidence of global warming was "overwhelming" and its consequences "disastrous".

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"Investment now will pay us back many times in the future, not just environmentally but economically as well."

"For every 1 invested now we can save 5, or possibly more, by acting now.

"We can't wait the five years it took to negotiate Kyoto - we simply don't have the time. We accept we have to go further (than Kyoto)."




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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:49 PM
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1. "global warming will bankrupt us" or
"global warming will kill us".


Take your pick rightie....
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:12 PM
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2. I don't see what the Big Deal is, We'll all be dead when it happens...
...said the Republican.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:45 PM
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3. What it realy means is
that the polluters would have to pay the engineers and technicians to design, build and operate the systems to maintain our consumption with a lowering footprint on the environment. I spent four years as a remediation tech, pays a lot better than a Mcjob.
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