I. Social importance of climate policy
II. Conditions for a rational climate policy
1. Would climate warming be catastrophic?
2. Is climate warming already discernible?
3. Does an anthropogenic greenhouse effect cause the discernible warming?
4. Should priority be given to reducing CO2 emissions?
5. Are self-commitments by the industrialcountries effective?
6. Should growth sectors be regulated withparticular stringency?
III. Conclusions for a rational climate policy