Scientists join PM in declaring a climate emergency at COP25
December 10, 2019 7:43 am
Scientists at the COP 25 meeting in Madrid, Spain have joined Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in declaring a climate emergency.
After Bainimarama’s call for top countries to take drastic action to reduce carbon emissions, a group of scientists also warned that the impacts of climate change accelerates day-by-day.
University Professor and Scientist William Moomaw says current global commitments are not enough to reverse the effects of climate change.
“And I will have to say this, I cannot think of a single thing that has been studied in science of climate change, that has come to the conclusion that it will not be as bad as we thought it was yesterday. It just keeps getting worse and worse as we learn more and more, because things are getting worse, this is not some scraping problem that will be future generations”
A study co-authored by Professor Moomaw and endorsed by 11,000 scientists has warned of untold suffering due to climate change.
With world leaders and scientific experts meeting for a week, thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid demanding immediate action to protect the planet.