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Market-based conservation strategies
By Eric Thomas Marshall
WHAT IS “DEBT-for-NATURE” SWAPPING?
- DEBT-EQUITY swaps involve the conversion of external debt (national debt which is owed to foreign investors) into some type of equity. Foreigners continue to hold a claim on the debtor nation’s resources.
Environmental special-interest groups as well as those involved in government and private sector banking have shown increasing acceptance since Debt for Nature swapping first began more than a decade ago.
Despite the hopefulness of this plan, several obstacles still block immediate progress. The greatest of these blocks in the U.S. refusal to ratify. Continue reading
Climate models supporting predictions of rapid global warming during the next century have performed miserably predicting global temperatures during the past two decades, according to a just-published comparison of model predictions and real-world temperatures. A spaghetti graph comparing 44 climate models with real-world temperature measurements shows every one of the 44 models expected more warming during the past two decades than actually occurred. READ MORE>>>
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Climate in Review, by C. Jeffery Small
International Conferences on Climate Change, The Heartland Institute
Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, The Heartland Institute
Climate Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Global Warming, Cato Institute Continue reading