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Bill McKibben wrote the first book for a general audience on global warming in 1989. A scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he has written a dozen more books, and leads the organization of global climate change protests. ALL POSTS

Um, no

Q: As we get closer to the United Nation's conference on climate change in Copenhagen and nations begin setting their agendas, are their goals realistic? Last week, the U.S. and China each announced their emissions target goals. Are they big enough?

Big enough to what? Take some heat off them for blocking progress? Maybe, especially if no one looks too closely. To start the earth quickly on a pathway back to 350 parts per million? Um, no.

By Bill McKibben  |  December 1, 2009; 10:29 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg     Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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