By Heather-Lynn Evanson | Wed, October 10, 2012 - 12:11 AM
Barbados has the opportunity to become a model for the world on climate change. But the United States has been blasted for dragging its feet on creating technology that could help in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions.
The views were expressed by executive secretary of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres.
Speaking on the topic Is Anything Being Done On Climate Change? at the Frank Collymore Hall on Monday night, Figueres said that developed and developing countries had agreed to try to limit the rise in future temperatures to two degrees by cutting emissions, but the possibility existed that worldwide temperatures could increase by up to three degrees.
“We are beyond the time when any country can choose between adaptation and mitigation,” she declared.Please read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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