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WWF Extends Dire Consequences Deadline

The World Wildlife Fund, in a press release on May 15, 2007.

By on 10.23.09 | 11:04AM

The World Wildlife Fund, in a press release on May 15, 2007:

Sustainable energy and technology can curb climate change and meet projected growth in demand for energy but only if key decisions are made within the next five years, according to a new WWF report. "Climate Solutions: WWF’s vision for 2050" concludes that sustainable technologies can meet global projected energy demand while avoiding the most dangerous impacts of climate change....

“This report says that we can breathe a sigh of relief: it’s not too late to save ourselves and our children from the worst ravages of climate change while still meeting the demand for energy,” said Richard Mott, Vice President for International Policy at World Wildlife Fund.  “But the report also warns that this opportunity is fleeting.  Any delay and our choices become both more difficult and much more expensive.”

Today in Popular Science:

It’s no secret that the world is warming, but a new report published by the World Wildlife Fund suggests we may not have as much time to mull solutions as we think. If the world doesn’t commit to green technologies by 2014, the report says, runaway global warming and economic meltdown are all but unstoppable.

A two-year reprieve -- whew! But I thought we needed to act now?

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