Obstacles to Effective Climate Policy

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Summer School on Global Sustainability

Although most national leaders profess a concern about climate change and a desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere keep going up. And they are going up in almost every nation, irrespective of whether it signed the Kyoto Accord. To explain this unfortunate fact, this session will describe four common misconceptions about climate change dynamics that are preventing effective response to the threats of climate change.