Thursday, March 01, 2007

Shadowy scientists prescribe hope

They are scientists.

They say “there is still time to stave off the worst consequences of global warming.”

They are “from 11 countries”. They have “called for” dramatic action, “urged” strictness, and “recommended” a whole heap of stuff.

With thanks to the LA Times via the Sydney Morning Herald, this is all very heartening — if somewhat prescriptive — but who the f**k are they?

Hmm, a lead… They “were funded by the non-profit UN Foundation and the research society Sigma Xi.”

Alright then, this is about a new report, Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable, which is the final report of the Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Developmentahah! — so they were the they.

Read it and be comforted!


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