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29.06.2009

The Warring Trickster

Uncategorized — , 12:10 am

Μακράν η πιο ενδιαφέρουσα δουλειά του.

18.06.2009

Έξι βασικά μηνύματα του Climate Change Congress Synthesis Report

Uncategorized — , 1:00 pm

Σήμερα κυκλοφόρησε η τελική αναφορά από το συνέδριο “Climate Change – Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions” που έλαβε μέρος στην Κοπεγχάγη το Μάρτιο του 2009. Παραθέτω παρακάτω ολόκληρο το Executive Summary στα Αγγλικά (ελπίζω να βρω και λίγο χρόνο για μια μετάφραση στα Ελληνικά τις επόμενες μέρεςI wish!).

Past societies have reacted when they understood that their own activities were causing deleterious environmental change by controlling or modifying the offending activities. The scientific evidence has now become overwhelming that human activities, especially the combustion of fossil fuels, are influencing the climate in ways that threaten the well-being and continued development of human society. If humanity is to learn from history and to limit these threats, the time has come for stronger control of the human activities that are changing the fundamental conditions for life on Earth.

To decide on effective control measures, an understanding of how human activities are changing the climate, and of the implications of unchecked climate change, needs to be widespread among world and national leaders, as well as in the public. The purpose of this report is to provide, for a broad range of audiences, an update of the newest understanding of climate change caused by human activities, the social and environmental implications of this change, and the options available for society to respond to the challenges posed by climate change.

This understanding is communicated through six key messages:

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