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Science Academies on Climate Change

Science Academies Urge Faster
Response to Climate Change

In a joint statement, the science academies of the G8 countries, plus Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa, called on their leaders to “seize all opportunities” to address global climate change that “is happening even faster than previously estimated.”  The signers, which include U.S. National Academy of Sciences President Ralph J. Cicerone, urged nations at the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks to adopt goals aimed at reducing global emissions by 50 percent by 2050.

The academies also urged the G8+5 governments, meeting in Italy next month, to “lead the transition to an energy efficient and low carbon economy, and foster innovation and research and development for both mitigation and adaptation technologies.”

http://www.nationalacademies.org/includes/G8+5energy-climate09.pdf

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Advisor, S. (2009). Science Academies on Climate Change. Retrieved from http://www.trunity.net/Agadir_Conference_2009/view/news/51cbeb377896bb431f687a70

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