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Havana.  November  4, 2014

Climate change could be irreversible

UNITED NATIONS.— The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in a report published on November 2 that, continuing to remain passive in the face of this situation will have a severe, generalized and irreversible effect on the world’s people and ecosystems.

According to the fifth report on the issue realized by the IPCC, a group created by the UN in 1988, and with the participation of more than 800 scientists, human influence on the climate is clear and growing, with unprecedented changes being registered, especially since 1950.

“Our research has found that the atmosphere and oceans are getting warmer, snow and ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising and the concentration of carbon dioxide is increasing reaching its highest levels in 800,000 years,” stated the Panel, which presented their report in Copenhagen, Denmark.

IPCC repeated its call to the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In regards to the new report, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, described it as “a clear message from science that time is running out for humanity,” asserting that climate change must be met with an immediate response.

According to the Secretary-General, the good news is that the international community has the necessary resources avaiable to create a sustainable planet. It is a myth that actions to combat climate change are expensive, in reality the price of inaction would be a lot higher, he stated.

The IPCC report is considered to be a key document for the Paris Summit negotiations in 2015, where the UN hopes that global governments will realize an ambitious and brave climate change agreement, able to reduce the threat of this phenomenon. (PL)
 

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