ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 10, 1990
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Discussion of issue of global warming at economic summit noted.
(Washington: Ned Potter) Political division over how to deal with global warming featured; details given from scientists' report on dangers of global warming. [On April 17, President BUSH - says facts are needed.] [On May 25, British Prime Minister Margaret THATCHER - says problems are here now.] All nations at summit, except US, noted announcing plans for reducing industrial carbon dioxide. [French environmental minister Brice LaLONDE - says United States will have to reconsider.] [On May 1, OMB director Richard DARMAN - says United States did not fight wars to make world safe for green vegetables.] [White House adviser Michael DELAND - says United States is a fossil fuel-based economy.] Environmental efforts by industrial nations of Germany, France, Holland and Britain, reviewed. [Dutch climate program director Pier VELLINGA - says in US, climate control is looked on as a threat, not a challenge, to the economy.] Examples of possible areas of energy conservation in United States listed. [Oak Ridge National Lab Roger CARLSMITH - says technology is already available to make energy more efficient.]