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The perils of doing nothing

Nature Climate Change volume 1, pages 193195 (2011) | Download Citation

A lack of buy-in by the United States arguably represents the greatest obstacle to tackling climate change. A major new report urges America to take action to cut emissions and begin adapting to climate change.

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  1. Nigel Arnell is the Director of the Walker Institute for Climate System Research and a Professor of Climate in the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6AR, UK

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