Environment | An expert panel testifying on climate change tried to answer Sen.
by Jacob Parrish
Posted 6/05/09, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in the middle of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S.-China climate change relations, leaned forward in his chair and asked the expert panel, "What's the catastrophe?" Lugar, a long-time advocate of emissions reductions and global warming prevention, asked the expert panel to clarify just what the disaster would be if carbon emissions are not reduced.
The three members of the panel, all experts on greenhouse gas emissions in China, looked at each other and hesitated.