Scientists call for 100 euro price on carbon

Firefighters use helicopters to fight wildfires in Sordal, Norway on July 13, 2018. (Tor Erik Schroder/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 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.
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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

SwedenHeavier 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

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