Saturday, September 4, 2010

Disasters show 'screaming' need for action - climate chief

This photograph made available on August 19 and taken on August 5, 2010 during an aerial survey organized by environment group Greenpeace, shows a logged over area in the vast track of pulp wood concession operating in the mountains of Jambi province in Indonesia's Sumatra island. Norway agreed on August 19

Photograph by: ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images

Disasters show 'screaming' need for action - climate chief: "GENEVA - UN climate chief Christiana Figueres on Thursday warned that a string of weather calamities showed the deepening urgency to forge a breakthrough deal on global warming this year.

Speaking before some 40 countries were to address finance, an issue that has helped hamstring UN climate talks, Figueres said floods in Pakistan, fires in Russia and other weather disasters had been a shocking wakeup call."

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