Saturday, July 12, 2008

Global warming puts Russia under pressure ‘here and now’

The report says: 'The global academic community is convinced that the danger of climate change is not that much about 1 or 2 degrees C of global warming; it is more connected to the fact that the weather in different world regions is becoming less sustainable and extreme weather events more common.' WWF-Russia/OxfamGB

“We must understand that damage caused by climate change is here and now rather than a problem in the distant future, in distant lands. There’s a lot at stake, including our health and even our lives,” said Igor Chestin, WWF-Russia CEO.

The report – ‘Russia and neighbouring countries: environmental, economic and social impacts of climate change’ – highlights key evidence linking climate change to failing health.

Russia and neighboring countries: environmental, economic and social impacts of climate change (PDF, 2 Mb)