Why do the different nations have such a different take on what we should do with the climate?



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    Actually, all nations seem to be on the same page as far as what needs to be done. They all accept that anthropogenic climate change is real, and that the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow it. The differences arise with who should be responsible for reducing emissions. Poorer countries favor their economy over climate change, arguing that the United States and other industrialized countries should reduce first since they are historically responsible for most of the CO2 in the air now. Industrialized countries want ALL nations, including the poorer ones, to cut emissions. The fact that poor nations weren’t included in the Kyoto protocol was the official reason that the United States didn’t participate in it, in fact. However, even poorer countries are coming to realize that they too have a responsibility to preserve the environment.

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