A post worth reading from Wandering Gaia.
In lieu of the need for a fundamental overhaul in the way international institutions are tackling climate change, check out this map of United States temperatures TODAY (from The Weather Channel). The numbers represent the # of degrees ABOVE or BELOW the average/normal temperature in that area. Notice how much of the country is yellow or red. Very frightening.
London: A group of scientists is calling for a fundamental overhaul in the way international environmental issues are decided, including reforming the UN bodies and decision-making processes to make them fairer and more effective at providing a sustainable future. The 32 authors of The Earth System Governance Project write in this week’s issue of Science magazine that reducing the risk of potential global environmental disaster requires a “constitutional moment” comparable in scale and importance to the reform of international governance that followed World War II.
The article, ‘Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving earth system governance‘, says we need these urgent changes to cope with food and water security problems before tipping points are reached on planetary boundaries, such as climate change. The authors suggest upgrading the UN Environment Programme and creating a UN Sustainable Development Council, as well as allowing qualified majority voting on important UN decisions to…
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