Top scientists urge governments to solve environmental ‘dilemmas’

From the Guardian, UK:

The world’s leading scientific institutions have urged governments to focus on three “global dilemmas”: growing demands for water andenergy, natural disasters and measuring carbon dioxide.

 In a series of statements, the scientists recommended that governments should “engage the international research community in developing systematic, innovative solutions” to these pressing problems.

The heads of the national science academies of 15 countries, including the UK, the US, China, Germany, Russia and India, signed the statements, which are timed to be considered by governments at the forthcoming G8 meeting of the world’s biggest industrialised economies, in the US.

 

Flooding in Thailand in December 2011.

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