The Big Heat (1990)

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    United Kingdom

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  • Genre

    Current affairs

  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


Considers the bitter politics of international responses to global warming; the pressures placed on Western governments by companies and industries with the most to lose if carbon emissions are restricted, and the indignation from Third World countries such as India that see themselves as targetted to slow down their development, and being asked to make a greater sacrifice to help solve the problem they have played a minimal role in creating.

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