Global Roundtable Reaches Agreement on Climate Change


An inter­na­tion­al group of cor­po­ra­tions, orga­ni­za­tions and experts has reached agree­ment in prin­ci­ple on actions to com­bat glob­al warm­ing. The Glob­al Round­table on Cli­mate Change is seek­ing to lay out a frame­work for all coun­tries, includ­ing Chi­na, to address the issue and called on gov­ern­ments to estab­lish tar­gets for reduc­ing green­house gas­es and car­bon diox­ide emis­sions.

Bush admin­is­tra­tion has reject­ed manda­to­ry caps on emis­sions of CO2, oth­er gas­es
Glob­al warm­ing linked to more severe storms, worse droughts, ris­ing seas, oth­er ills
Atmos­pher­ic con­cen­tra­tion of CO2 is about 30% high­er than in 1900
Near­ly half of increase has occurred since 1980