Blair: Science will solve climate change

British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a meeting of energy and environment ministers Tuesday in London science holds the key to climate change.

Although acknowledging there are disagreements among world leaders concerning the Kyoto climate agreement, Blair urged caution concerning the belief that global warming could be beaten simply by setting targets, The Independent reported Wednesday.

Blair says the world now faces a "very important moment," with evidence of global warming becoming stronger.

"The solutions will come in the end, in part at least, through the private sector in developing the technology and science," he said.

But Blair cautioned the issue will never be properly addressed unless the world is able to combine the need for growth with "a proper and responsible attitude" towards the environment, the newspaper reported.

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