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President Barack Obama talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres, right, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen / White House Photo by Pete Souza
 
Political Implications
Throughout the past few decades, environmental issues have captured the attention of the public, leading to political discourse regarding related public initiatives, regulation, and global cooperation. Considering environmental, economic, and political realities, how can we intelligently move forward in creating solutions? Our collection offers thoughtful debates, a survey of past and present international concerns, and individual perspectives on political and economic issues related to the environment.
 
 
Debates
Global Warming Is a Major Threat to National and Global Prosperity: No! (1997)
Global Warming Is a Major Threat to National and Global Prosperity: Yes! (1997)
Developed Countries Should Bear the Initial Costs for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions: No! (1997)
Developed Countries Should Bear the Initial Costs for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Yes! (1997)
Legally Binding Limits to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Should Be Imposed Now: No! (1997)
Legally Binding Limits to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Should Be Imposed Now: Yes! (1997)
 
International Concerns
Carbon-Neutral Costa Rica: A Climate Change Mirage? (2014)
For Poland the Right Way is Coal (2013)
Most EU Nuclear Power Plants ‘Unsafe’ (2012)
Kyoto Protocol May End With the Year (2012)
Latrines in Haiti Pose Environmental Threat: Part 2 (2012)
Latrines in Haiti Pose Environmental Threat: Part 1 (2012)
U.N. Defends World Water Forum (2012)
The New Global Economy: Seizing Sustainable Development (2012)
Hunger and Fuel Hypocrisy (2012)
Modern Practices Aggravate Problems (2012)
Papua New Guinea: Women Call Shots on Copper Mine (2011)
Managing Climate Change is a Global Endeavor (2011)
Multilateral System Wanted for Environmental Concerns (2010)
Climate Action Going Local After Copenhagen (2010)
Doors Opening for Carbon Tax (2010)
A Giant Beginning Toward an Uncertain End (2010)
Humanitarian Costs Unpredictable (2009)
EU Asked to Drop Biofuels Targets (2008)
Regulating the Global Commons: The Skies (2008)
Forgotten Islands Raise Their Voice (2008)
Darfur's Environment Link (2007)
UN Secretary-General Blunt on Climate Change (2006)
The Kyoto Protocol (1999)
Kyoto and Global Warming (1998)
Lines in the Sand (1997)
The Global Challenge (1997)
Keys to Global Climate (1997)
The UN's Environmental Power Grab (1993)
Asia: Meeting the Environmental Challenge (1992)
Deforestation and Public Policy (1992)
World Politics and the Environment (1992)
 
Perspectives
Can Paris Reconcile Political and Economic Interests to Combat Climate Change? (2016)
However Welcome, Overdue US Climate Plan Falls Short (2015)
The Myth of Net-Zero Emissions (2015)
Kenya's Excess of Policies Can't Deal With Climate Change (2014)
Weaning From Fossil Fuels and Growing a Green Economy (2013)
Climate Change: Unilateral Policies Would Distort Free-Trade (2009)
How Should Carbon-Emissions Permits be Allocated? (2009)
Global Management Could Prevent Ocean Dead Zones (2009)
Outpacing Our Resources (2009)
The Developed versus the Developing (1997)
Preventing Resource Conflicts (1991)
Environment: The Political Climate Is Turning Green (1990)
The Coming North-South Conflict (1989)
Security of U.S. Energy: How Good Is It? (1987)
 
 


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