Climate change: the risks we can't afford to take. Part 1: the risks of ignoring the science
We have asked five leading commentators to set out exactly how they see the risks that we face and why in their view they are risks we can’t afford to take.
In the first part of our Climate change: The risks we can’t afford to take series Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society, highlights the most significant risk of all: the risks of ignoring the science.
Climate change is the greatest challenge the world faces. Persuading people that this is the case is a political problem; finding regulatory and legislative solutions to stop the growth in the greenhouse gas emissions that cause it is a policy problem; but fundamentally, climate change is a scientific problem.
- Martin Rees
- Publication Date:
- 9 March, 2009