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Fact Check on Global Warming!

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Yesterday, Treehugger posted a much-needed look at the new Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change, a comprehensive British report on Global Warming that’s been big news elsewhere but has scarcely caused a ripple here in the complacent waters across the pond. The Stern Report assesses the economic impacts of climate change. In a sentence, it says that if humanity ignores the situation and does nothing, we will all be very sorry.

As part of its coverage, the Treehugger post talked about the newspapers in Britian that have placed coverage of the report and the issue center stage. One of the papers mentioned was the Financial Times, a newspaper I have subscribed to for many years because of it’s exceptional coverage of responsible business. (The FT actually ran a small story on Seventh Generation a few days ago, which we’re trying to set up a free non-subscriber link to. Stay tuned…)

In her post, Treehugger’s Bonnie Alter says that the Financial Times “only started mentioning this subject in the last year.” Not so! The Financial Times has covered the issue for a lot longer than that. In fairness to the paper, the record deserves to be corrected. Below are a sampling of stories that go back to 2001:

  1. Sept. 8, 2005: The World Must Act on Climate Change Despite Bush
  2. Jan. 15, 2004: Investors Demand Action on Climate Change
  3. March 12, 2003: Global Investing: Chilling Advice on Climate Change
  4. June 26, 2003: Romania looks at Ways to Improve Its Climate
  5. November 30, 2001: Survey World Economy: Governments Press Ahead On Climate Change Without The US