The threat posed by climate change may be greater than previously
thought, and global warming is advancing at an unsustainable rate,
Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a report published Monday.
The government-commissioned report collates evidence presented at a
conference on climate change hosted by Britain’s Meteorological Office
last year. It says scientists now have "greater clarity and reduced
uncertainty" about the impacts of climate change.
In a foreword, Blair said it was clear that "the risks of climate change may well be greater than we thought."
"It is now plain that the emission of greenhouse gases, associated
with industrialization and economic growth from a world population that
has increased six-fold in 200 years, is causing global warming at a
rate that is unsustainable," he wrote.