Saturday, November 17, 2007

UN Panel to U.S. and China: Cool It, or Else (Global Warming)

Today (Saturday Nov. 17) major media outlets have reported that U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-Moon issued a report today indicating that the United States and China, the two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases and previous and potentially future competitors and enemies (and Security Council members), must do more to reverse greenhouse gases and do it quickly. Other parts of the world, especially Africa and southern Asia, will suffer catastrophes if we don't. This report is underscored by the typhoon this week striking low-lying Bangladesh.

The AOL story ("U.N. Panel Offers Dire Warming Forecast") is here. It has many still illustrations. AOL shows 14 cities at risk from rising seas. The FairProxy web blog is this.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report can be found here.

Visitors should also look at the PDF "Synthesis Report" (about 6 meg) here.

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