The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC has released Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) on the 17 of November.
The report is a stern warning of what’s at stake if governments fail to take action, far stronger than three previous IPCC reports.
We and our governments should migitate the emissions without delay. It is sad to watch how for example Finnish government is trying to avoid any emission restrictions with the help of some lousy lobbyists, editors and researchers. On the contrary they want to use more our only fossil fuel peat for energy production. The Government Programme: “…The Government of Finland will work actively to have peat classified as a slowly renewable energy source…”
We need big changes in our lifestyle and energy use. But it won’t be so difficult after all. First and easy step could be to change the bulbs to the energy efficient lamps.
Read more about the report from Desmogblog.
(The cartoon above is made ten years ago.)
I give IPCC all the credit in the world for at least making fence sitters take notice. Every environmental cause should have such a mechanism for churning out science to overcome and overwhelm the skeptics. I noticed that this past weekend the biodiversity camp is getting closer to its own version of IPCC, only they call it IMoSEB. I’ve summarized the report in my frog blog, and the link to the report is in there, too: http://frogmatters.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/can-this-acronym-do-for-biodiversity-what-ipcc-has-done-for-global-warming/
I perhaps was a littly too rosy in talking about that French summit on biodiversity that was going to ramp up an IPCC like group about what’s happening to plant and animal life. A grim story just came out about the French meeting about IMoSEB: http://frogmatters.wordpress.com/2007/11/22/biodiversitys-equivalent-to-ipcc-gets-grim-news-report/
Sorry I answer so late. Thanks for informing about the effort to set up IPCC-like reporting organization about plant and animal life. Both climate crisis and biodiversity crisis are very serious problems, and to solve them we have to reduce the use of fossil fuels and reduce the use of natural resources. Hard way to go while most of our politicians and business managers demand the opposite. 🙂