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US & China-admitting #ClimateChange

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#1 Shortpoet-GTD



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:44 AM

"The United States of America and the People's Republic of China recognize that the increasing dangers
presented by climate change measured against the inadequacy of the global response requires a more focused
and urgent initiative.

The two countries took special note of the overwhelming scientific consensus about anthropogenic climate change
and its worsening impacts, including the sharp rise in global average temperatures over the past century, the alarming acidification of our oceans, the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice, and the striking incidence of extreme weather events
occurring all over the world."
Full statement.

Article found via  Business Green that goes on to say-
"A 25-page draft summary of the report argues that without deep cuts to emissions by 2030 efforts will have to be made later in the century to reduce concentrations of atmospheric CO2 through reforestation or the deployment of new carbon sequestration technologies, according to Reuters' reports.
Meanwhile, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) issued a report late last week warning that land degradation is now costing the [font=inherit !important][font=inherit !important]global [font=inherit !important]economy[/font][/font]
$490bn a year, far exceeding the relatively low cost of tackling the problem."

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