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Understanding America"s climate change policy

Paul G. Harris

Understanding America"s climate change policy

realpolitik, pluralism, and ethical norms

by Paul G. Harris

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Published by Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics & Society in Oxford, UK .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Climatic changes -- Government policy -- United States.,
    • Environmental policy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPaul G. Harris.
      SeriesOCEES research paper ;, no. 15
      ContributionsOxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics & Society.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQC983 .H27 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination79 p. ;
      Number of Pages79
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6821999M
      LC Control Number00302565

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      I know these issues are sensitive, especially coming from an American President. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Shultz to write to Attorney General Meese laying out the serious repercussions from such a reversal. Those subjects would usually be innocuous, but not here. Such warming would be catastrophic for organized human life, according to scientists.

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