Rolling the Climate Dice

Rolling the Climate Dice policy forum Robert M. White* The world's largest and longest floating gambling a rational whole. Far-reaching policies were debated game completed its work in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Buenos Aires with vast implications for society riding on the believability of the conclusions reached from 2 to 13 November 1998. One hundred seventy by reputable scientists. countries again tried to put some meat on the bones of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, Climate change is an overarching global issue. The signed in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Action by the United lives of all inhabitants of the planet are affected in di- States to sign the Kyoto Protocols to the Convention verse and significant ways. Climatic resources and was required to maintain the negotiating momentum. their global distribution determine where the arid and From Berlin in 1995, to Geneva in 1996, to Kyoto in humid zones of the world are located; where and what 1997, to Buenos Aires in 1998, the nations of the world kinds of food can be produced; the availability of wa- have sought to find ways to come to international ter resources; and the kinds, amount, and costs of en- agreement on political and economic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-80.2.301
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policy forum Robert M. White* The world's largest and longest floating gambling a rational whole. Far-reaching policies were debated game completed its work in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Buenos Aires with vast implications for society riding on the believability of the conclusions reached from 2 to 13 November 1998. One hundred seventy by reputable scientists. countries again tried to put some meat on the bones of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, Climate change is an overarching global issue. The signed in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Action by the United lives of all inhabitants of the planet are affected in di- States to sign the Kyoto Protocols to the Convention verse and significant ways. Climatic resources and was required to maintain the negotiating momentum. their global distribution determine where the arid and From Berlin in 1995, to Geneva in 1996, to Kyoto in humid zones of the world are located; where and what 1997, to Buenos Aires in 1998, the nations of the world kinds of food can be produced; the availability of wa- have sought to find ways to come to international ter resources; and the kinds, amount, and costs of en- agreement on political and economic

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Feb 1, 1999

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