David Victor Quoted in USA Today
Price of global warming cuts may stop deal at U.N. meeting
Dan Vergano, USA Today
How much would you pay to save the world from the threat of global warming? We might find out soon.
"Everything we do is tied to energy and climate," says climate economist Graciela Chichilnisky of Columbia University. "Not just the electric bill – that's a minuscule part of it. Not just the food bill. Everything."
Come Dec. 7-18, representatives of 192 nations are set to meet in Copenhagen at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. It's by far the most significant attempt at changing the course of global warming since world leaders met in 1997 in Japan to craft the Kyoto Protocol, which aimed 37 industrialized nations at cutting emissions of six greenhouse gases by 5.2% from 1990 levels. It was never ratified by the U.S. Senate and expires in 2012.
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