If anything has set the United States apart from the rest of the world it has been its consistent refusal to agree to any international agreements dealing with the dangers posed by 'global warming'.
The Cold War Studies Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) hosts a public debate on the United States' environmental record on Wednesday 1 March at LSE.
Professor Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne, and Sir Crispin Tickell, former British ambassador to the United Nations, will explore such issues as why has the US taken this stance? And what does this mean for the future of international relations and the earth?
Professor Yvonne Rydin, LSE, will chair this event, which is part of the Cold War Studies Centre America as Another Country Series. This event is organised in conjunction with LSE's Centre for Environmental Policy and Governance.
The United States - Global Polluter? Kyoto and After is on Wednesday 1 March at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk
The next event in the Cold War Studies Centre America as Another Country Series takes place on Tuesday 7 March with Professor Richard Carwardine, Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University, discussing Abraham Lincoln and the Almost Chosen People. http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPublicLecturesAndEvents/events/2006/20051214t1559z001.htm
21 February 2006