BBC environment reporter, Copenhagen
The Arctic sea-ice has seen a
rapid decline in recent summers
"The worst-case scenarios on climate change envisaged by the UN two years ago are already being realised, say scientists at an international meeting.
In a statement in Copenhagen on their six key messages to political leaders, they say there is a increasing risk of abrupt or irreversible climate shifts.
Even modest temperature rises will affect millions of people, particularly in the developing world, they warn.
But, they say, most tools needed to cut carbon dioxide emissions already exist.
More than 2,500 researchers and economists attended this meeting designed to update the world on the state of climate research ahead of key political negotiations set for December this year." GO.READ
We are in the midst of multiple major crises and we find ourselves embroiled in a fucking culture war? WTF AMERICA?