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Main Title "Case closed the debate about global warming is over" / {electronic resource} :
Author Easterbrook, Gregg.
Publisher Brookings Institution,
Place Published {Washington, DC :
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 69121018
Subject Added Ent Global warming; Greenhouse gas mitigation--Costs; Climatic changes
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM QC981.8.C5E27 2006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/26/2006
Collation 22 p.
Notes "Working paper, forthcoming in Issues in Governance Studies" -- t.p. "May 2006." Title viewed May 22, 2006
Contents Notes "Here's the short version of everything you need to know about global warming. First, the consensus of the scientific community has shifted from skepticism to near-unanimous acceptance of the evidence of an artificial greenhouse effect. Second, while artificial climate change may have some beneficial effects, the odds are we're not going to like it. Third, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases may turn out to be much more practical and affordable than currently assumed. This briefing will address the three points above and, in an appendix, offer non-jargon explanations of the most important recent findings of greenhouse science. But the pressing point of this briefing is not so much scientific as it is practical--that action against artificial global warming may not prove nearly as expensive or daunting as commonly believed. Greenhouse gases are an air pollution problem, and all air pollution problems of the past have cost significantly less to fix than projected, while declining faster than expected. This gives cause to hope that artificial greenhouse gases can be controlled reasonable cheaply and without wrenching sacrifices to the global economy. And if there is a chance of an economic approach to greenhouse-gas reduction, then what are we waiting for? Let's start now" -- executive summary.
Access Notes Available from the Brookings Institution website
Corporate Au Added Ent Brookings Institution
Alternate Title Debate about global warming is over.
PUB Date Free Form 2006}
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20060523152822
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02356nam 2200301Ka 45020