Title: Editorial: No David to battle Goliath or analysing accounting for climate change

Authors: Tony Tinker, Aida Sy

Addresses: Baruch College at the City University of New York, Box B12:225, One Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010-5585, USA. ' Department of Accounting, Law & CIS, School of Business, Manhattan College, 406 De La Salle Hall, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471, USA

Abstract: The world financial and economic crisis is the worse since the Great Depression. But it should not be forgotten that climate change is dangerously and continuously destroying planet earth. This editorial does not deny the importance of the economic mess that bankers and hedge-fund managers have plunged the world economy. While world leaders are focused on the economic crisis, climate change is growing. We have no David to do battle with the environmental Goliath. In this editorial, we provide evidence as to the seriousness of the climate change and explore our responsibilities as academics and professionals.

Keywords: critical accounting; climate change; global warming; greenhouse gases; carbon dioxide; carbon emissions; accounting profession; accounting research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCA.2009.027321

International Journal of Critical Accounting, 2009 Vol.1 No.3, pp.177 - 181

Published online: 19 Jul 2009 *

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