15 Dec '11, 5am

Governments Fail to Tackle Climate Change @World_Wildlife

After two weeks of United Nations climate change talks in Durban, South Africa, world governments failed to agree on an ambitious plan to tackle climate change. Rather than agree to deal with climate change now, countries set themselves a new deadline of 2015, allowing the window to close even further on our ability to limit warming to 2°C and address catastrophic climate change. The United States refused to move aggressively to curb carbon pollution and do its part to limit an increase in dangerous flooding, droughts and sea-level rise. Inaction by the U.S. comes at a time when 47 of our 50 states were forced to declare a state of emergency in response to climate-related weather disasters in just the past year. Though the Durban negotiations were a missed opportunity for governments to protect people and wildlife suffering from climate-related impacts, WWF continues to wo...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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