Today experts predict our environmental point of no return may be within the next 3 to 7 years.
A Pentagon Report cites Global Warming has reached a threshold.Dire consequences elevates Global Warming to U.S. national security concern. The report cites Global Warming as the greatest threat to all humanity far greater than terrorism! Investors worth $3.22 Trillion attend Climate Risk Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York City in May, 2005. They demand capital market regulators to require extensive corporate disclosure of climate risks.
Think global warming won't affect your family? Don't bet on it! "The trillions of dollars in assets of investors assembling at this UN meeting is a powerful message that global climate change is both an environmental threat and a fin- ancial threat, and that actions to mitigate these risks are needed now."
Quote by: Mindy Lubber, Director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk May 10, 2005
"The local and global chal- lenges created by climate change - environmental, economic and social - are manifold and will both multiply and accelerate in our lifetimes. For the world's financiers, investors and capital markets the time to act is now."
Quote by: Klaus Toepfer, Execu- tive Director of United Nations Environment Programme May 10, 2005
"It's time for all socially respon- sible individuals to step forward and take action if we are to avert a total environmental catastrophe. With your help we can unite the people and bring about the significant social changes needed to save Earth. Join us today to protect Earth and safeguard our future."
Andrew Tait, Executive Director of Earth Defense Network May 13, 2005
Britain's Royal Society issued a report stating that our oceans are currently absorbing one ton of carbon dioxide (primary greenhouse gas) per person per year and are simply running out of room to absorb it. The Royal Society said ocean carbon sinkholes are overtaxed by the rising out- put of carbon burning fuels, raising the oceans acidity and with it the threat to life.
Reuters article: Oceans At Risk from Global Warming by Jeremy Lovel June 30, 2005 "Basic chemistry leaves us in little doubt that our burning of fossil fuels is changing the acidity of our oceans," stated by oceanic expert John Raven. "And the rate of change we are seeing to the ocean's chemistry is a hundred times faster than has happened for millions of years," Raven said.