1,000 scientists at the December 9 -12 International Arctic Change Conference in Quebec City Canada have sobering words for the world. the following is from the Conference Declaration:
"Climate change and its impacts are accelerating at unexpected rates with global consequences. Scientific information presented has raised to new levels our concern regarding the changes that are taking place in the Arctic. The social and economic challenges in the Arctic are only going to increase exponentially."
Global news quotes:
"Climate change will be an overwhelming global tragedy without major reductions now," said one Canadian expert. The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere today is well ahead of worst-case projections, hence the accelerating meltdown in the Arctic. National governments don’t get it. We need to keep oil and gas where it is, in the ground. (Inter Press Service – IPS: Italy)