Volume 24 - December 21, 2009 - Feature Articles
bridges vol. 23, October 2009 / Pielke's Perspective
By Roger Pielke, Jr.
To understand the international climate debate, it is necessary to understand the underlying dynamics that shape the behavior of governments around the world. It is crucial to understand that many elected officials and governments now in power achieved their position, at least in part, through very ambitious promises to take aggressive action to reduce future emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels.
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