22 Apr '12, 3pm

Scientists to world leaders: You broke it, you own it

Scientists to world leaders: You broke it, you own it

Happy Earth Day, 2012! Many of you have probably glanced at the Mayan Calendar and, upon seeing no 2013, assumed the end is nigh, and this is the last Earth Day. (Why else would John Cussack have agreed to this? ) Of course others believe the Mayan calendar ending was a way for Mayans to ensure future calendar sales (I plan to buy one with a kitten ) and so we will still need to make preparations for future Earth Days. Staunchly in the latter camp are the organizers of the Planet Under Pressure Conference , a convening of roughly 3,000 scientists from around the world whose State of the Planet Declaration promises “new knowledge towards solutions.” The conference met last month and was organized by The Global Environmental Change Programmes with the International Council for Science. Their goal was to provide some scientific underpinnings for the coming Earth Summit in Rio...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/scientists-to-world-leade...

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