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Climate Protection May Cost Less Than You Think - Partha Dasgupta

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/07/16/Will_It_Cost_the_Earth_to_Save_the_Planet Economist Partha Dasgupta claims that predictions of the high cost of fixing the climate change problem, when put into perspective, would not result in a significant decrease in global wealth and living standard. ----- It is now generally agreed that human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are very likely to cause global warming. This will have serious consequences in the next fifty to one hundred years. What should be done? Some economists argue that taking steps now to mitigate this problem is likely to drive up energy costs and result in reduced economic growth. They suggest that in the interests of economic equality - and particularly to foster economic growth in developing countries - it is better to let growth happen as quickly as possible and rely on future increased technological capacities to solve the problem. Others argue that we need immediate and decisive action on this issue. - Whole Earth Films Professor Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta, FBA, FRS, is the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge.
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