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In the Loop: December 15, 2009 Archive

Hot topic in Copenhagen: Who pays for climate damage?

Posted at 11:13 AM on December 15, 2009 by Sanden Totten (0 Comments)

Polar ice caps melt, sea levels rise, coastal settlements are destroyed.

nattu via CC.jpg

It's one ugly scenario that haunts the minds of many people at the conference in Copenhagen. It's a stark reminder that the nations responsible for the most green house gasses aren't necessarily the ones that will suffer the most from them.

But what to do about it? Sam Fankhauser believes in a plan called "adaptation." Fankhauser is with the London School of Economics and a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. He explained to In The Loop what plans are already underway to help at risk nations pay for climate damage and what still needs to be done.

picture by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nattu/ / CC BY 2.0

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