October 3, 2008

Greenhouse gas emissions still rising.

 Despite an economic decline, a 3% increase in carbon dioxide emissions from 2006-2007 has been observed, which surpasses the worst case scenario predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Along with predictions of an 11 degree Fahrenheit global temperature increase by the end of the century, scientists also report that forest and ocean absorption of carbon dioxide have decreased. Dr. Richard Moss, Vice President and Managing Director for climate change at the World Wildlife Fund, said “We should be worried -- really worried. This is happening in the context of trying to reduce emissions.”
Dr. Moss, World Wildlife Fund and other scientists, we are thankful for this eye-opening report. We pray that all people awaken to this most urgent matter of our time and step quickly toward Earth-saving practices to preserve the lives of all beings.
 
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-warming26-2008sep26,0,5554637.story http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/26/headlines#6 http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbontrends/index_new.htm http://www.globalchange.umd.edu/staff/rmoss/  

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