Nobel prize winner Al Gore urges US and China to do more about global warming
Monday, December 10, 2007
Gore spoke today in Oslo after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. He urged the two largest carbon-emitting countries — the United States and China — to make what he called the "boldest moves" to fight global warming.
The United States has not ratified the, the 1997 international pact that requires reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. China was not required to reduce emissions under the deal. They also refused today to approve a new treaty designed to cut emissions by 25 percent to 40 percent by 2020.
Gore shared the 2007 Nobel prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, represented at today's ceremony by .
Pachauri stressed the link between the fight against climate change and peace. He warned that severe climate change will trigger what he called "dramatic population migration," as well as war over water and other resources.
He also warned that up to 250 million people in Africa could face what he called "increased water stress because of climate change.
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