Climate change: the tipping point

  • 2005-07-06
  • By Gwynne Dyer
"The debate is over. We know the science. We see the threat posed by changes in our climate. And we know the time for action is now." So wrote Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California, explaining his commitment last month to cut the state's greenhouse gas emissions below the 2000 level by 2010, and below the 1990 level by 2020.Over one-tenth of Americans live in California. Another one-sixth live in other states and cities that have pledged to cut emissions back to 7 percent below 1990 levels over the next seven years 's a deeper reduction than the European Union has committed itself t...
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