This editorial explores the implications of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, chaired by Christine Todd Whitman and Patrick Moore. The author is critical of Moore's financial interests as a nuclear spokesman as opposed to being an objective environmentalist.
Selected by the Globalist as one of the top ten books of 2004, The River Runs Black is the most comprehensive and balanced volume to date on China's growing environmental crisis and its implications for the country's development.
The Kyoto Protocol sets environmental goals and obligations for its signatories to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases. Russia signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1999, but there was some debate over its stipulations and it did not ratify the protocol until September 2004.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states: "The Clean Air Act of 1963 was the first federal legislation regarding air pollution control. It established a federal program within the U.S. Public Health Service and authorized research into techniques for monitoring and controlling air pollution."
Following the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole in late 1985, governments recognized the need for stronger measures to reduce the production and consumption of a number of CFCs and several Halons. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted onSeptember 16, 1987, at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal.
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The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
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