"The Cold War was the last big problem the world faced on so many fronts -- economic, political, industrial," he said. According to Alister Doyle of Yahoo News, other experts at the talks, among 40 scientists from 13 nations at an Arctic scientific research base in Alesund, Norway, also said there was too much focus on costs of cutting emissions of greenhouse gases, rather than on risks of rising seas, droughts or floods projected by U.N. studies.
Global warming "should be looked at as a totally different type of challenge instead of asking 'what does it cost?'," said Joergen Randers, a leading Norwegian economist. Casting global warming as a security issue could make it easier to confront. ::Yahoo News