David Ruffley - MP for Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Needham Market

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convened in Paris yesterday to decide on the final wording of its Fourth Assessment Report – the latest definitive document of climate science. The IPCC’s report, which is published on Friday, is likely to state what many of us have come to believe – that human induced climate change is happening and needs to be addressed.

The meeting comes as the World Glacier Monitoring Service has stated that glaciers are shrinking at three times the speed they were in the 1980s. Their latest survey shows that their sample glaciers became 60 – 70cm thinner during 2005. Wilfried Haeberil, World Glacier Monitoring Service Director, has warned that we are likely to enter conditions which the world has not seen in the last 10,000 years, and conditions that mankind has never experienced.

The threat of global warming is real, it is here and it must be tackled. David Cameron has done us all a great service by bringing the green agenda to the forefront of the political agenda. Politicians in Westminster and across the globe must unite in the fight against global warming. There is perhaps no greater threat to our planet’s future.

Posted in Climate Change on 30 January 2007 by David Ruffley



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