June 10, 1992 |
A delegate from India to the global environmental summit here bemoaned his country's 18 years of efforts to purchase American technology for making chemicals that are used in refrigeration. Not until 1986 did India get the technology--just as manufacturers were beginning to realize how environmentally harmful their product was. Three years later, the world moved to protect the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation by rapidly phasing out use of the ozone-depleting chemicals.
August 4, 2001 |
Two influential senators, John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), teamed up Friday to develop legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions and create a trading system to reward companies that do more than their share to combat climate change. Their announcement builds on growing momentum in the Senate to address global warming with legislation now that President Bush has ended U.S. participation in the Kyoto accord, an international effort to attack global warming.
December 12, 2001 |
Just six months after informing the White House that global warming is indeed real, largely the result of human activity and likely to cause adverse effects, the National Academy of Sciences issued an even more disturbing alert Tuesday. Global warming, the academy reported, could trigger "large, abrupt and unwelcome" climatic changes that could severely affect ecosystems and human society.