La banca también teme el aumento de las temperaturas

25 Novembre 2010 · Nuovi rischi / Nuevos riesgos


Bloomberg se hace eco del comunicado que el Deutsche Bank ha hecho público, advirtiendo que resulta “œcrucial” que en Cancún se adopte un acuerdo internacional vinculante que frene las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y que impida que la temperatura global del planeta suba 2 grados a finales de siglo. Hans Schellnhuber, director del Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, es el asesor del banco alemán que alerta de los riesgos impredecibles a los que se enfrenta la Tierra, si los líderes mundiales no toman medidas de reducción urgentes.

Binding CO2 Cuts at Cancun Are “˜Crucial,”™ Deutsche Bank Says
By Catherine Airlie – Nov 24, 2010 12:42 PM GMT+0100

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Nations meeting in Cancun, Mexico next week must commit to cutting emissions of carbon dioxide to levels discussed at last year”™s talks to avoid escalating climate risks, Deutsche Bank AG said.

It is “œcrucial” that the agreement to limit global warming by 2 degrees Celsius will “œbe underpinned with binding emissions reduction measures,” Hans Schellnhuber, a climate change adviser to Deutsche Bank said in an interview published today on the bank”™s website. “œThose who release governments from this expectation may do the latter a favor, but not our planet.”

Waiting on changes will mean having to abruptly reduce emissions to remain within the temperature range, which is harder and more expensive than gradual cuts, Schellnhuber said. “œWith an increase of more than 2 degrees Celsius, we would enter a new world with risks on a completely different scale.”

Schellnhuber is director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Carbon dioxide is a key greenhouse gas scientists blame for global warming. Countries will gather in Cancun, beginning Nov. 29 for annual United Nations-led climate negotiations.

To contact the reporter on this story: Catherine Airlie at cairlie@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Voss at sev@bloomberg.net

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