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Andrew Weaver: "Global leaders have abdicated their responsibility"

Copenhagen conference on climate change was a "disaster" says Canada's foremost climatologist

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Andrew Weaver, a climatologist at the University of Victoria, is considered Canada’s foremost climate scientist. He is respected internationally as well, as he is the lead co-author of the last three reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world body charged with studying climate change.

When I interviewed Weaver in September, he told me that the UN conference on climate change to be held in Copenhagen in December was humanity’s “last chance” to avoid reaching irreversible climate change. “If agreement isn’t reached at Copenhagen, we might as well forget about it,” he told me at the time.

The Copenhagen conference concluded last week, so I called Weaver Monday to get his opinion.

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