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|Diplomacy art of restraining power|
Sultry and soggy conditions coupled with wild swings in temperatures across the region could almost make a believer out of the most uncompromising on global warming this week.
But, that has long been one of the alarms over the madness of the climate change debate: are these but temporary fluctuations in short-term weather or more serious indicators of major shifts in the environment? There is no way that in this small space that I can address the assorted and sundry issues plaguing the calamitous debate on global warming, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions or whether Al Davis will ever hire a real General Manager. These issues are just too complex.
Still, there is one thing that can be still counted on in the realm of realpolitik: nation-states when pressured to change by other nation-states will avoid the unknown and act in their own national interest.
For the full column, see Page 1A of this week's Citizen.
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John W. Sutherlin, PhD, is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He also is co-director at the ULM Social Science Research Lab. He can be reached by e-mailing Sutherlin@ulm.edu.