G8 Nations 'Clearly Ignored' Our Recommendations on Emission Reductions: IPCC Chairman

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon wasn't so thrilled with the outcome of the recent G8 climate change talks, rebuking member nations for not doing more. Now IPCC chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri has some harsh words for the G8, the AP reports. Pachauri started by saying that they "clearly ignored" the IPCC's recommendations on how to prevent climate change, and then laid into the G8:Though it was a good thing that the G8 agreed to the aspirational goal of limiting global average temperature rise to 2°C by 2050, Pachauri said he found it "interesting" that the G8 then proceeded to pay no heed to when the IPCC says carbon emissions should peak.

Emissions Should Peak by 2015

Now if the G8 leaders agreed on this 2 degree increase as being the limit that could be accepted, then I think they should have also accepted the attendant requirement of global emissions peaking by 2015. And if that were to be the case, then they should most categorically have said that ... by 2020 there would have to be deep cuts in emissions.

via: AP/Yahoo News
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