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Climate Change (Global Viewpoints) by Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner

By Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner

Study very important facets of the global environmental problems with international warming via an anthology of essays. contains black-and-white pictures, sidebars, desk of contents and international map. bankruptcy e-book: four chapters.

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Much has been written, for instance, about the Maya civilization, which flourished during 250–950 AD, but collapsed largely as a result of serious and prolonged drought. Even earlier, some 4000 years ago, a number of well-known Bronze Age cultures also crumbled extending from the Mediterranean to the Indus Valley, including the civilizations, which had blossomed in Mesopotamia. More recent examples of societies that collapsed or faced chaos on account of depletion or degradation of natural resources include the Khmer Empire in South East Asia, Easter Island, and several others.

One path leads to a comprehensive climate change agreement, the other to oblivion. ” German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel, at the Bali conference since Tuesday, likewise said that the goal of this month’s conference is not the formulation of concrete goals. There will, after all, be subsequent negotiations. But, he said, it is also unacceptable to end the conference with no agreements at all. “I don’t need a paper from Bali that says we will just meet again next year,” he said. ” It continues to look as though the White House would have to make a 180 degree change of course.

6 degree Fahrenheit) rise in the earth’s average temperature, relative to pre-industrial levels. Bush prefers that industry commit itself to voluntary goals. “I Hope That Will Change” Former US Vice President Al Gore, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize [2007] last weekend for his work on climate change, accused his country of trying to block a climate agreement. “The position of the administration in the US right now appears to be to try to block any progress in Bali. I hope that will change,” Gore said.

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