Wednesday, October 2, 2013

CIFOR scientist Louis Verchot urges swifter action on IPCC climate report

Louis Verchot, director of forests and environment research at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has called on negotiators at an upcoming climate summit in Warsaw to move ahead with a U.N.-backed mechanism to safeguard the world's forests in order to slow climate change in reaction to a new report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report raised the probability to the 95 percent level that human activities, led by the burning of fossil fuels, are the main cause of climate change since the mid-20th century.