19 Jun '12, 3pm

We're Utterly Failing Our Environmental Pledges Made 20 Years Ago in Rio, Scientists Report

Underscoring the sobering words of the groups such as the Zoological Society of London and author-activists such as George Monbiot , that we're collectively rushing down a path towards ecological collapse, global eco-summits be damned, is a new piece in Nature (h/t Mongabay ). In it scientists grade nations and world leaders on how well we've lived up to the pledges and treaties signed at the 1992 Earth Summit . With few exceptions, we're failing, badly. Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the main assignment being to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions, Nature gives us an F. Other tasks taken on by the UNFCCC, things are bit better: Tracking greenhouse gas emissions and sinks gets an A, as does increasing climate research and the establishment of a diplomatic process to deal with climate change. Promoting sustainable land management and preparing for the i...

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