The most important principle in any discussion of global warming is your commitment to sound science...The scientific debate is closing [against us] but not yet closed. There is still a window of opportunity to challenge the science.
-- Frank Luntz, Republican strategist, in a 2002 memorandum to GOP congressional candidates
The science academies of the world's leading nations are urging their governments to take prompt action to combat possible climate change.
They have agreed that all countries could and should take cost-effective action to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
The statement will be made on Wednesday by the academies of the G8 nations, including the UK's Royal Society, the US National Academy, China and Brazil.
They will make their voices heard ahead of July's G8 meeting in Scotland.
--BBC News, 6/7/05
June 7, 2005
Posted by Chris Bateman at 5:18 PM