Climate change is now a scientifically established fact. – HDR 2007/2008
The UNDP just released its annual Human Development Report. This year, the focus is climate change.
From the report:
What we do today about climate change has consequences that will last a century or more. The part of that change that is due to greenhouse gas emissions is not reversible in the foreseeable future. The heat trapping gases we send into the atmosphere in 2008 will stay there until 2108 and beyond. We are therefore making choices today that will affect our own lives, but even more so the lives of our children and grandchildren. This makes climate change different and more difficult than other policy challenges.
Read the Report: Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world [pdf]