The Headline below says scientists? From this item it appears that they have emerged from their laboratories and have entered the field of politics.
Jeff McMahon in Forbes reports:
Scientists Call For Stronger Global Governance To Address Climate Change
Stronger global governance is needed to mitigate human impact on the earth’s climate and to ensure sustainable development, according to 32 scientists who published a paper in Friday’s issue of the journal Science.
In “Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance,” (summary), the scholars argue that current institutions, including the United Nations, have shown themselves inadequate to the necessities now facing humanity.
In a podcast accompanying the article, lead author Frank Biermann, an environmental policy specialists from VU University in Amsterdam, cites climate change as the most prominent example of the failure of global governance to meet the needs of global society:Read more at Forbes.
“It just takes a long time normally to get new agreements in place,” Biermann says. “One example is climate change where the first Framework Convention has been negotiated in 1992. And since then, there is no change in the emissions trends of major countries.