Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bad stuff happens; trace amounts of CO2 blamed

World nears 'tipping point' on climate change, minister warns
Forest fires, flooding and the mountain pine beetle epidemic are clear examples in B.C. that climate change is real and needs to be addressed by governments around the world, B.C. Forests Minister Pat Bell told an International Energy Agency conference on bioenergy on Monday.

"I am not a doomsayer, I am not one who wants to say we are beyond the tipping point. But I am afraid that we are getting close to that," Bell told 200 of the world's leading experts on bioenergy attending the conference at the University of B.C. Delegates are addressing the latest advances in biofuels.

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