Merkel on climate ~ “We have to orientate ourselves to the findings of the scientists”

June 2, 2007 at 4:24 pm | Posted in Climate change, Climate science, G8, Germany, Merkel, Science | 1 Comment

The world’s top scientists presented German Chancellor Angela Merkel with two statements in preparation for this week’s upcoming G8 summit in Heiligendamm. The one relevant to this post is Joint science academies’ statement on growth and responsibility: sustainability, energy efficiency and climate protection.

This weekend, Merkel was interviewed by Der Spiegel and, according to a report derived from that in Monsters and Critics, the German chancellor gave two indications of solid support for climate scientists:

“We have to orientate ourselves to the findings of the scientists.”

“I will not allow the scientifically based findings, such as those of the IPCC report of the United Nations, to be watered down.”

Hear, hear!

You can read the rest of this story in English at Monsters and Critics:

Europe News
Merkel won’t compromise with Bush on climate, doesn’t see G8 deal

Try Bush lobt Klima-Kämpferin Merkel, or just go to der Spiegel and search on Merkel klimaschutz for the latest stories on Angela the Chancellor and her climate change goals.  Der Spiegel is good to track during this G8 summit week 😉

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  1. Boggled. America thinks four degrees is acceptable?


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