Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate

The seven summers with the lowest minimum sea ice extents have all occurred in the last seven years. (Credit: NASA/Reuters) Click to enlarge.
In a rare intervention into a policy debate, the American Association for the Advancement of Science urged Americans to act swiftly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and lower the risks of leaving a climate catastrophe for future generations.

“As scientists, it is not our role to tell people what they should do,” the AAAS said in a new report, What We Know.

“But we consider it our responsibility as professionals to ensure, to the best of our ability, that people understand what we know: human-caused climate change is happening, we face risks of abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes, and responding now will lower the risks and costs of taking action.”

In the report scientists say the evidence that the world is warming is as conclusive as that which links smoking and lung cancer.

 Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate

No comments:

Post a Comment