Climate Talk Shifts From Curbing CO2 to Adapting
June 15, 2013
By Seth Borenstein, AP
WASHINGTON - Mayor Michael Bloomberg`s ambitious plan to save New York City from rising seas brings into focus a shift in approach on global warming.
The conversation is no longer solely about how to save the planet by cutting carbon emissions. It`s becoming more about how to save ourselves from the warming planet`s wild weather.
For years, activists and officials fought against rising global emissions of heat-trapping gases - and lost. Now governments around the world are emphasizing coping with the effects of a warmer world.
It`s called adaptation. Experts say it`s about as sexy as insurance - but just as necessary.
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Story image: In this file photo, smoke billows from chimneys of the cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Dadong, Shanxi province, China. AP Photo/Andy Wong, File
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