27 June 05
Two terrible threats define the 21st century. One is imperialist war and all that follows in its bloody train. The other is the accelerating threat of catastrophic climate change.
Few people today doubt the scale of the climate change threat – though some of the tiny minority of deniers happen to head the world’s most powerful government and the world’s biggest oil corporation.1 George W Bush and global oil giant Exxon notwithstanding, there is a remarkable consensus, at least in words, that stretches from political and environmental activists to heads of government, and even heads of (some) of the very corporations most responsible for global warming.