THE QUESTION

If theories about climate change are right, people 1OO years from now will be enraged we haven't done much more to reduce carbon emissions. So, getting radical, what "direct action" should we take?

Posted by Miriam Leitao and David Ignatius on February 1, 2007 8:00 AM

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Bashir Goth is a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website. He is also a regular contributor to major Middle Eastern and African newspapers and online journals.

You Benefited From Fossil Fuels, Why Can’t We?

Fossil fuels allowed the industrial world to develop. Now that the Third World is benefiting from them, the West suddenly says, “No more!” It's a conspiracy.

Bashir Goth Somalia/UAE | 14 COMMENTS
Feb 5, 2007 at 3:02 PM
William M. Gumede is a former deputy editor of The Sowetan, Johannesburg. He is the author of the bestselling Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC. His new book, The Democracy Gap: Africaʼs Wasted Years, will be released in the U.S. in May, 2009.

Abandon Kyoto; Don't Be In Denial

William M. Gumede South Africa | 17 COMMENTS
Shekhar Gupta is the editor-in-chief of The Indian Express in New Delhi.

India Can't Handle This Heat

shekhar gupta India | 9 COMMENTS
Saul Singer, a columnist and former editorial page editor at the Jerusalem Post, is co-author of the forthcoming book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Middle East Quarterly, Moment, the New Leader, and bitterlemons.org (an Israeli/Palestinian e-zine). Before moving to Israel in 1994, he served as an adviser in the United States Congress to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. He is also on Twitter.

Raise Gas Taxes & Go Nuclear

Saul Singer Jerusalem, Israel | 31 COMMENTS
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» Bo Ekman, Stockholm | Tomorrow the IPCC will begin publishing its new report on climate change. Theory becomes reality. You have asked for radical “direct action.” I offer...
» Geoffrey | Set a fast-paced agenda to regulate car and factory emissions agressively, and actually enforce it as well to solve the problem as quickly as possible...
» Robert Rose | Tax and prosecute the 20% (industry) responsible for 80% of the problem (Pareto's law). Tax and prosecute those polluters out of business in a general...
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