Sunday, October 02, 2005

Melting Planet: Species are Dying Out Faster Than We Have Dared Recognize, Scientists Will Warn This Week

by Andrew Buncombe in Anchorage and Severin Carrell in London,Published on Sunday, October 2, 2005 by the lndependent/UK posted on Common Dreams



The erosion of polar ice is the first break in a fragile chain of life extending across the planet, from bears in the north to penguins in the far south.The UK, which is attempting to put climate change at the top of the global agenda during its presidency of the G8 group of industrialised nations, is still struggling to persuade the American, Japanese and Australian governments to admit that mankind's gas emissions are the biggest threat. These three continue to insist there is no proof that climate change is largely manmade.

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