Global Warming and Political Decision

April 26, 2007

Melting Ice

Global warming is probably one of the strongest territorializations of the risk society. The Intergovernmental Pannel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently released a document directed toward policymakers. These are some conclusions that were pointed out:

” Evidence from all continents and most oceans shows that many natural systems are being affected by regional climate changes, particularly temperature increases.”

”A global assessment of data since 1970 has shown it is likely that anthropogenicwarming has had a discernible influence on many physical and biological systems.”

”Some large-scale climate events have the potential to cause very large impacts,especially after the 21st century.”

”A portfolio of adaptation and mitigation measures can diminish the risks associated with climate change.”

The complete document is available here.


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