STATEMENT OF TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, President of the United Nations Foundation
On the Major Global Warming Report Released Today
February 2, 2007
“The International Panel on Climate Change is one of the most sweeping and successful scientific collaborations in history. Today’s report represents the most authoritative, consensus estimate of the world’s scientists on the issue of climate change. These findings could not be any clearer: human activities are altering the atmosphere and the planet is warming. Unless we act now, with a great sense of urgency, there is a great risk that the Earth’s environmental systems will cross a tipping point beyond which costly, disruptive impacts all over the world will be inevitable.