Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Just think how bad Sandy might have been if Norway *hadn't* had the wisdom to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for bad-weather-preventing lack of tree cutting scheme in Guyana

Why Norway Is Paying A South American Country To Not Cut Down Its Trees
It’s an odd arrangement at first glance: Norway is sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into Guyana, in the hopes that the latter country will slow deforestation and subsequently help stall climate change. It’s a recognition that climate change is a global problem that can’t be solved by any one country: What happens in Guyana will affect Norway, so Norway might as well invest in climate solutions around the world. It’s a partnership that just might work--or, as with so many other climate initiatives, it could fail spectacularly.

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