Nature's distress call is getting louder, new report shows

Nature's distress call is getting louder, new report shows
The edge of the ever shrinking Arctic ice cap. Credit: WWF / Jim Leape

Governments will gather today in Stockholm to start considering the final text for the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 report, widely expected to highlight the drivers of climate change.

According to WWF Global Climate and Energy Initiative leader Samantha Smith, the report should give more clarity on the science and increased certainty about the causes of climate change.

"More than 800 scientists from around the world have contributed to writing a compelling scientific account of the state of the earth. The report is going to underscore a terrifying reality – that the earth is warming at an alarming rate and that these are already having serious consequences for both people and planet," she says.

Our natural world is sending a distress signal and we're ignoring it at our own peril. But if governments act now, comprehensively and immediately, they will be able to do something to change the dangerous path we are on, she says.

"The energy sector is the main culprit causing runaway climate change – but it also contains the solution to this challenge. We expect this report to confirm again that is driving dangerous climate change. Extraction of fossil fuels is also increasingly a driver for direct . But at the same time, renewable energy provides a straightforward, proven and increasingly affordable and safe solution, with far fewer direct impacts."

If we are to follow the science, then we have to stop investing in fossil fuels and increase investment in sustainable renewable energy. WWF is calling on investors and financiers around the world to end their support for coal and to increase investments in sustainable, renewable energy, including energy access for the poor.

"Getting a future where our economies are powered by renewable energy is not only within reach but is the only option we have if we are to leave a sustainable world to our children."


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Sep 24, 2013
NO! The only distress call that is getting louder is the one from the neo-com climate alarmists because more and more evidence continues to trump their religious belief system in spades. NO warming from the satellite data for ca. 17 yrs and insignificant warming from mostly land based Hadcrud4, GISS, NOAA, all of which we know from their own records have been diddled warmer since around the '50's - 60's and colder before then.

And the killer for AGW, satellite & sond data show NO warming of the upper troposphere in the tropics, an essential foundation of CO2 driven greenhouse warming, for 30, thirty!, years.

But the Alinsky like lies, and distortions, AND especially personal attacks from these pathetic apperachiks continue unabated. It's all agitprop!


Sep 25, 2013
The Planet's Dyin, Cloud!

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