World leaders must agree a deal to tackle global warming within the next year or risk losing our way of life as we know it, Ed Davey, the energy secretary has warned ahead of major international negotiations in Lima.
Prof Penny Sackett, Herald Sun December 04, 2009 - We’ve got 5 years to save world says Australia’s chief scientist Professor Penny Sackett. THE planet has just five years to avoid disastrous global warming, says the Federal Government’s chief scientist.
'By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they’re either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2˚C of temperature rise worldwide, threatening the survival of many people currently living on the planet.'
Laurent Fabius: 'We have 500 days to avoid climate chaos. And I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself are committed on this subject and I’m sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall be able to reach success on this very important matter.'