Goodbye Kyoto, Hello Bali !

The final UN Report on Climate Change is about ready to be released, and it’s a biggie ! United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which just recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for it’s work:

““You look to a synthesis report to provide clarity, to clarify what was obscure in previous reports,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a climate scientist at Princeton University. “Now, how can we take these findings and formulate a policy response that’s quick enough and big enough?”

“VALENCIA, Spain, Nov. 16 — In its final and most powerful report, a United Nations panel of scientists meeting here describes the mounting risks of climate change in language that is both more specific and forceful than its previous assessments, according to scientists here.”

This report is going to go down in history in a big way, and the world is holding it’s breath…

“The report carries heightened significance because it is the last word from the influential global climate panel before world leaders meet in Bali, Indonesia, next month to begin to discuss a global climate change treaty that will replace the Kyoto protocol, which expires in 2012. It is also the first report from the panel since it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October — an honor that many scientists here said emboldened them to stand more forcefully behind their positions.”

New York Times Link

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