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E-M:/ Zero Carbon Output - a must do



------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enviro-Mich message from Phil Shepard -------------------------------------------------------------------------

An article in the Washington Post on March 10:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/09/AR2008030901867.html

lays out the disturbing implications of some recent scientific studies.

The world must bring carbon emissions down to near zero to keep temperatures from rising further.

With only 80% reductions by 2050 on the policy table so far, it's clear we have yet to countenance the true dimensions of the problem of ameliorating climate change.

Moreover, the problem is not just one of acknowledging the science, but rather, as Steve Gardiner (Philosophy, University of Washington) put it, "is a classic inter-generational debate, where the short-term benefits of emitting carbon accrue mainly to us and where the dangers ... are largely put off until future generations."

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