Look Who's Thawing On Global Warming

A group of U.S. businesses--some seeing a chance for profits--is advocating action

For years, U.S. energy and utility execs had a simple and direct response to the threat of global warming: Rubbish! There's no evidence, they said, that emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are raising the earth's temperature. And trying to cut those emissions--the goal of an international treaty hammered out last December in Kyoto--would cripple the American economy.

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