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Green campaigns can hurt the planet, says Giddens

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Shanta Barley | 14:11 UK time, Monday, 25 May 2009

Has the green movement had its day? Lord Anthony Giddens, sociologist and author of 'The Politics of Climate Change', believes that the hostility that some greens show towards big business, mainstream politics, nuclear power and new-fangled technologies is an obstacle in the fight against climate change. If we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions quickly and significantly, he explains, we need to 'enlist' big business leaders rather than alienate them.


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