U.S. Climate Action Partnership: A Business and NGO Partnership
June 29, 2009
In June 2005, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined with the scientific academies often other countries in stating that “the scientific understanding ofclimate change is now sufficiently clear to justify nations taking prompt actions.”
Each year we delay action to control emissions increases the risk of unavoidable consequences that could necessitate even steeper reductions in the future, at potentially greater economic cost and social disruption.Action sooner rather than later preserves valuable response options,narrows the uncertainties associated with changes to the climate,and should lower the costs of mitigation and adaptation.