Expert: discussion on climate change of utmost importance following panel warning
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which met in Paris last week, sent its gravest message yet regarding global warming on Friday. This group of scientists and climate experts concluded with at least 90 percent certainty that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity as opposed to natural processes were warming the planet. These threaten drastic changes, which could have far-reaching consequences for the future of mankind. Czech delegates also took part in the meeting and have stated that they hope this will spur further discussion at home.
"I must say that I am not very happy with the reaction of certain politicians and people in this country because they still regard the work of the IPCC scientists as just a group of people who are not 'too relevant' and this is an enormous mistake. This is really the work of all the climatologist community and other scientists. It is very thoroughly reviewed. The results from the previous study in 2001 were both conservative and cautious and that is the same with these results. In my opinion, the discussion should be 'what should we do now', 'how many economic resources should we devote to the problem', and start the discussion here."
"Certainly there you have to take into account the approach and attitude of the European Union which is rather strong in this respect. It's an evolving and changing position and we are part of it and of course we must react to that."