From The Business Recorder:
The head of the United Nations climate change watchdog warned Sunday that recent research shows there is a need for urgent action to halt global warming.She may be right that greenhouse gasses have reached record levels (at least in recent history) but what she has to show is whether those "record levels" are causing runaway global warming.
Speaking to journalists on the eve of annual climate talks in Durban, South Africa, Christina Figueres, excutive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), said that the latest international findings are "sounding alarm bells."More than 20,000 government officials and activists are to start meeting Monday to wrestle with the problem of carbon emissions and the role scientists say they play in warming the planet.Figueres referred to reports by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).The WMO reported that "the atmosphere has reached record levels of greenhouse gasses," while last week's IPCC report found that hot days "are becoming hotter" and winter cold even colder, she noted.
And, if they ARE causing global warming, why is "winter cold even colder?"
"If we had some global warming..."