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September 4th, 2009:

UN Secretary: Climate Change Action Is Needed Now

American Energy Coalition - September 4th, 2009

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told a world climate change summit that he is alarmed by the effects of climate change that he observed during a visit to the Arctic. "Our foot is stuck on the [climate change] accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss," he told the conference, according to an account in the Christian Science Monitor. It might be easy to dismiss this as more alarmist hype except for the coincidental publication of a major Arctic climate study, the Monitor reported. The study shows the Arctic is warming two to three times faster than anywhere else at a time when it should be cooling down.

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