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WALL STREET JOURNAL

Evidence Grows
That Global Warming
Is a Priority

By JEFFREY BALL
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
September 8, 2004; Page A2

Taking a firmer stance in the debate over global warming, the Conference
Board, a nonprofit organization whose members include major corporations,
issued a report citing increasing scientific consensus that humans are
contributing to the warming of the planet and predicting "increased
pressure" on corporate boards to address the issue.

The Conference Board, based in New York, is better known for its monthly
surveys of consumer confidence and economic indicators than for its
pronouncements about matters as politically controversial as global warming.
And the approximately 2,000 companies from around the world that make up the
group's membership have taken varying positions on global warming --
particularly about whether governments should slap industry with caps on
emissions of carbon dioxide and other suspected global-warming gases.
Nevertheless, the Conference Board concluded in the report it issued
yesterday that "businesses that ignore the debate over climate change do so
at their peril."

"..."



[Ed. note- Pity that does not apply, as well, to Administrations.]



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