By Martin Thomas
The Blair government has latched on to a big report about global warming published by Nicholas Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank and now an adviser to Gordon Brown.
It says it will push for a new global agreement on controlling greenhouse gas emissions, from 2008, to replace the ineffective Kyoto deal.
This is better than the approach of the US and Australian governments, who have refused even the Kyoto deal. They plead that global warming isn’t as bad as is made out, and that it is better to focus on coping with its effects than trying to stop it.
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