PM warns of climate ‘catastrophe’

The UK faces a “catastrophe” of floods, droughts and killer heatwaves if world leaders fail to agree a deal on climate change, the prime minister has warned.

Gordon Brown said negotiators had 50 days to save the world from global warming and break the “impasse”.

He told the Major Economies Forum in London, which brings together 17 of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas-emitting countries, there was “no plan B”.

World delegations meet in Copenhagen in December for talks on a new treaty.

‘Rising wave’

The United Nations (UN) summit will aim to establish a deal to replace the 1997 Kyoto treaty as its targets for reducing emissions only apply to a small number of countries and expire in 2012.

Mr Brown warned that negotiators were not reaching agreement quickly enough and said it was a “profound moment” for the world involving “momentous choice”.

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One Response to “PM warns of climate ‘catastrophe’”

  1. M says:

    Hum, not sure this really matters in the scheme of things. Check this out, it appears that this is not the only time humans have had their back against the wall. Too bad it did not get the last 15,000 or so. If so, I guess this conversation would not be happening.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/166869.stm

    Dennis, take a chill pill. We will not solve this problem, but mother earh will have the last laugh. In the end, things always work themselves out; it just may not be our best day.

    M