Time to Refocus Our Approach to Climate Change: KAIROS Policy Briefing Paper No. 35
In light of the mounting threat posed by climate change, it is imperative that we take urgent action to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. We can no longer wait for governments to reach agreements through the United Nations climate change negotiations by 2015 that would take effect only in 2020.
This Briefing Paper presents new evidence on how the unprecedented melting of Arctic and Antarctic ice is threatening to increase global temperatures by as much as three degrees beyond what will result from burning oil, gas and coal. The paper highlights some of the feasible actions we can take to curb greenhouse gas emission, beginning with cancelling plans for new tar sands pipelines.
The briefing paper is available in PDF below. The longer research paper upon which it is based is also available.