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What's clever (up to a point) about the Stern Report is that it frames the problem as something that will affect rich people.

If you frame it as a problem that's mostly going to affect poor people, expect either very little political traction, or none at all.

As long as OPEC and the rest believe that they will be personally immune from the effects because their wealth will buy them safety, and as long as they can afford to buy Washington, expect no movement on this.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Oct 31st, 2006 at 11:21:21 AM EST

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