U.N. says it’s time to adapt to warming

The United Nations’ Nobel Prize-winning panel on climate change approved the final installment of its landmark report on global warming on Friday, concluding that even the best efforts at reducing CO2 levels will not be enough and that the world must also focus on adapting to “abrupt and irreversible” climate changes.

New and stronger evidence developed in the last year also suggests that many of the risks cited in the panel’s first three reports earlier this year will actually be larger than projected and will occur at lower temperatures, according to a draft of the so-called synthesis report.

The report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change summarizes thousands of pages of research produced over the last six years by delegates from 140 countries and is expected to serve as a “how-to” guide for governments meeting in Bali, Indonesia, beginning Dec. 3 to hammer out a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire in five years.

Source: Los Angeles Times


One Response to “U.N. says it’s time to adapt to warming”

  1. Pat Says:

    These reports from the UN will hopefully inspire the US to really start combatting climate change. There is an energy bill in congress right now that calls for a 35 mpg fuel economy standard by the year 2020 and renewable electricity sources which would both be a good start. Unfortunately lobbyists are trying to have both of these removed. I’m working with a group to try and stop that from happening. There is a petition here http://energybill2007.us . The report from the UN really show that the time for action is now.

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