Science academies issue climate change statement

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Abstract

Eleven national science academies have issued a joint statement on climate change, in advance of the 6–8 July summit meeting of leaders of the G8 in Perthshire, Scotland.

The statement, issued on 7 June, reads, in part, “The scientific understanding of climate change is now sufficiently clear to justify nations taking prompt action…As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recognizes, a lack of full scientific certainty about some aspects of climate change is not a reason for delaying an immediate response that will, at a reasonable cost, prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”