UN no help against climate change

September 23rd, 2013

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Two Danish members of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change say the organisation is not up to the challenge of preventing climate change, and that unless national governments step in and act soon, it will be too late to prevent dramatic changes.

“We are nearly at the point of no return,” said Jens Hesselberg, the lead scientist at national weather centre DMI.

The IPCC is due to meet in October 2014 approve the fifth UN climate report, but neither member had much faith that any UN meeting would bring about the strong resolution necessary to prevent temperatures from rising by more than the two degrees that scientists agree is a climactic tipping point.

“My faith that the UN can make something happen is seriously damaged,” Hessselberg said. 


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