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Vested interests turn up heat in battle against global warming

Julien Mercille


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A volunteer battles wildfire in the Greek region of Taxiarches, north of Athens. Picture by Konstantinos Tsakalidis

A volunteer battles wildfire in the Greek region of Taxiarches, north of Athens. Picture by Konstantinos Tsakalidis

A volunteer battles wildfire in the Greek region of Taxiarches, north of Athens. Picture by Konstantinos Tsakalidis

As we face into the abyss of global warming, one question should override all others: Will the vested interests triangle once again hijack our future?

I say “triangle” because vested interests operate through three interrelated channels: economic, political and ideological.

Their objective is to resist, obstruct and throw doubt into the irrefutable scientific consensus that time is of the essence and that drastic action is needed to mitigate global warming — as reported again in the major Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report earlier this month.


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