UN warns of “abrupt and irreversible” climate change

By David Edwards
Friday, November 16, 2007 17:45 EDT
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A UN climate change panel agreed on wording to summarize a landmark report. The summary will be released by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Saturday. BBC reports that the wording will strengthen earlier climate change reports by anticipating “abrupt and irreversible” impacts.

Director of the climate change panel told BBC, “Climate change is here, it’s impacting our lives and our economies, and we need to do something about it.” The director also said, “After this report, there are no politicians left who can argue they don’t know what climate change is or they don’t know what to do about it.”

The following video is from BBC.com, broadcast on November 15, 2007.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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