Applying the Precautionary Principle to Global Warming

  title={Applying the Precautionary Principle to Global Warming},
  author={Indur M. Goklany},
The precautionary principle has been invoked to justify a policy of aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) emission controls that would go beyond "no regrets" actions to reduce global warming. However, this justification is based upon selectively applying the principle to the potential public health and environmental consequences of global warming but not to the adverse consequences of such a policy. This report attempts to rectify this one-sided application of the precautionary principle. It finds… CONTINUE READING
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