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In Latin America, Growth Trumps Climate

Dec 10, 2014 - The New York Times

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Eco-warriors on the front lines of climate diplomacy often frame the environmental conflict between the developed and the developing world as a version of the notorious skirmish between Lawrence H. Summers and José Lutzenberger, which happened on the sidelines of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, widely seen as the official start of the world's interest in climate change.

Mr. Summers, then chief economist of the World Bank, had lent his signature to a leaked m...