- The earth is already approaching a point of no return as regards to climate change effects, according to a published report signed by 14,000 researchers.
- Johan Rockström, professor of earth systems science at the University of Potsdam, says we have to set a global end-date for the extraction of fossil fuels urgently.
- Rockström also stresses the importance of preserving biological diversity and protecting the earth’s ecological system or else it will all be in vain.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: How the North is doing when it comes to Canada’s climate targets, CBC News
Greenland: Tipping points: can a leaked report tip the scales to climate action? Blog by Irene Quaile
Norway: Polar bears face extinction in Svalbard and Arctic Russia says scientist, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Record breaking temperatures recorded in Arctic Russia, Eye on the Arctic
Sweden: Heavier rainfall will increase risk of landslides and flooding in Sweden, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska’s Northwest Arctic Borough gets $2 million tribal energy grant, Alaska Public Media