气候变化下的责任

新德里——如今,对气候变化采取国际行动不仅势在必行,而且十分紧迫。的确,对于采取行动的必要性,现在已不再有任何异议,因为本人忝任主席的政府间气候变化专门委员会(IPCC)已确定气候变化是经科学证实的事实。

例如,降水的规律正在发生变化,纬度较高的地方降水水平有升高的趋势,而某些亚热带和热带地区则在减少,如地中海地区。极端降水情况也在增多——而且分布也越来越广。此外,热浪、洪水和干旱发生的频率和强度也在上升。

上述降雨量和降雨模式的变化对许多经济活动造成了严重影响,同样受影响的还有各国处理沿海大型洪灾或雪灾等紧急灾害的能力。

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