Professor Barbara Harriss-White at SOAS

Barbara Harriss-White’s Globalisation lecture, given at SOAS, argues first that climate change – with the complications we observe in Paris – is actually reductionist. Gaseous pollution is but one of many natural cycles and processes that are now dangerously disturbed by human activity. Second she argues that since just 90 companies have produced 2/3 of the world-historical green-house gases, their regulation is as important as – if not more so than – agreements between states over emissions targets.

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