Slowing climate change – slowly

Was it last year? The year before? Guess when this international meeting was held:

What started as a routine international meeting of 300 scientists, government officials, climatologists and activists in Toronto turned into an urgent call for action on the threat of global warming and climate change.

‘Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences could be second only to global nuclear war,’ said the conference summary statement. ‘Far-reaching impacts will be caused by global warming… as a result of the continued growth in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The best predictions available indicate potentially severe economic and social dislocation for present and future generations, which will worsen international tensions and increase risk of conflicts between and within nations. It is imperative to act now.’

Climate change deniers

Climate change deniers

Well actually it wasn’t last year or even last decade.  The meeting was held in 1988 and it was reported in the special issue of the New Internationalist magazine Global Warming: how to turn down the heat.

Ahhhh.  Did someone really say our action on climate change should be slowed?

The New Internationalist mini-eBook Climate Change Denial provides some memorable tools for debunking the myths of the climate change deniers.




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About Simon Kneebone

Simon Kneebone has been a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for over 30 years. He has worked with a wide range of organizations, his graphics appearing in many publications, websites and on conference walls. Originally he studied psychology and worked as a youth worker in Port Adelaide. Both turned out to be good training for work as a cartoonist. Simon’s cartoon commentary on social and political issues appears regularly in the New Internationalist magazine.

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