Climate Change Call for Action
The scientific evidence is increasingly clear: global warming and the resulting changes to our climate present serious risks to the future of the planet. Because climate change is global in its causes and consequences, international collective action will be critical to address its causes, to mitigate its effects, and to learn more how to adapt to the impact brought about by the phenomenon.
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference underway and a recent stark warning from a British government report that climate change is fast proving to be one of the greatest challenges in the history of humankind, people are asking questions of their leaders: What needs to be done about climate change, and what can be reasonably expected? What are the UN and the World Bank doing to foster global solutions, reduce emissions, and help countries adapt to increased droughts and flooding? What can the private sector or international markets do to help meet these demands? What happens after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012?
With this discussion, we're trying out something new, adding a video webcast with Bob Watson, Chief Scientist at the World Bank.
To view the video in RealVideo and Windows Media formats, please visit Climate Change Call for Action Video.
A text transcript is also available.