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Addresses and web pages:

Ben Matthews
Web (including other climate pages):

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Global Commons Institute
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International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme:
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Research Institute for Innovative Technology for the Earth:
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Scientists for Global Responsibility
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EPRI, GCI, IEA, RITE, SGR: see addresses above
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I acknowledge especially the committee of SGR for encouraging me to complete this paper.
Debates here in UEA and the "Science for the Earth" meeting in Cambridge also helped to crystallise ideas.
In addition I acknowledge much inspiration from Aubrey Meyer, who introduced me to the game of climate politics, and Tom Wakeford who introduced me to SGR and the "new luddites".
I thank Peter Liss for supporting me here in UEA and allowing me the freedom to work both with the algae in the lab and occasionally with the delegates in the UN! Such diversity is essential if we are to see the wider context of our specialist science.
And thanks to all friends and colleagues who have helped me by reviewing earlier drafts of this paper and suggesting ideas.

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