Climate Change: Prudence or Venture?

Zedillo, Ernesto
November 2005
Forbes Asia;11/14/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 7, p18
The article discusses issues related to climate change. The discussion on global warming is about how far the warming could go if present trends continue, the degree to which human activities, through the generation of greenhouse gases, have worsened and will continue to accelerate the warming, the possible consequences on human habitat, and the way to go about approaching climate change. The consensus that once seemed to exist vanished in 2001, when the U.S. withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol. Nevertheless, the protocol accumulated the necessary endorsements and became an international treaty. Although not caused by climate change, tragic events have perhaps made the public more risk-averse toward natural disasters and more open to the hard choices a serious approach to climate change will entail.


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