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One of the great ironies of the struggle to confront the challenges of climate change is that while its origins are deeply tied to the evolution of the Western world’s historical development, the key to confronting the challenge will most probably emerge from the developing world. Indeed, the reality of the situation becomes obvious when one considers the history of humanity’s having unwittingly disrupted the global climate system with its prolific burning of fossil fuels.

It is, after all, well known that the more than two centuries of burning coal and other fossil fu…

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Leibo, Steven A. and Li, Yang, “Foreword”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 16 December 2017 <>

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