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Jacqueline Langwith's Role of the Government, The (Confronting Global Warming) PDF

By Jacqueline Langwith

ISBN-10: 0737748605

ISBN-13: 9780737748604

Explores the consequences of world warming on human well-being, analyzing the affects of maximum chilly snaps; matters coming up from aridity; the well-being risks posed through hurricanes and floods; lowered air means from smog, toxins, the ozone, and aero-allergens; worldwide warming and infectious affliction; nutrients defense and nutrients protection.

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In his closing remarks, Canadian environmentalist and secretary general of the summit Maurice Strong addressed UN leaders and commented on the importance of the summit, “The world, Mr. President, will not be the same after this Conference. ”10 Strong also commented on the UNFCCC, saying: We have taken an historic first step, but only a first step—not a sufficient step. Stabilizing the gaseous composition of the atmosphere is clearly the most urgent problem we will face in the 1990s. Yet the agreement signed here sets neither targets nor timetables.

Refusal to ratify the treaty, the Kyoto Protocol came into legal force on February 16, 2005, more than seven years after the Kyoto meeting. The first of the two conditions required for the treaty to enter into force was met on May 23, 2002, when Iceland became the fifty-fifth country to ratify the Protocol. When Russia ratified the agreement in November 2004, the second condition was satisfied—the combined emissions of all ratifying countries represented at least 55 percent of global emissions.

S. Response to Climate Change and that his administration’s plan to deal with climate change will be different than that of his predecessors. President Obama said, “It is true that for too many years, mankind has been slow to respond to or even recognize the magnitude of the climate threat.  . But this is a new day. ” 11 Notes 1. George M. Woodwell, Gordon J. MacDonald, Roger Revelle, and C. David Keeling, The Carbon Dioxide Problem: Implications for Policy in the Management of Energy and Other Resources, a Report to the Council on Environmental Quality, 1979.

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