November 29, 2012

'Asian Century' Is a Bunch of Hot Air

Michael Richardson, Canberra Times

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A recent report on the humdrum subject of plans to build new coal-burning plants to generate electricity helps to explain why Asia - led by its rising economic giants, China and India - is at the epicentre of concern about global warming and climate change. Policy makers from nearly all of the world's countries meet this week and next in Doha, Qatar, for annual UN climate negotiations and researchers have been issuing fresh calls on the need for action to reduce the relentless rise in greenhouse gas emissions from human activity, which are heating the world.

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TAGGED: Global Warming, Climate Change, Asia


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