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Statement of the Council-Seminar of the Russian Academy of Science under President of the RAS on Climate Change and issues of the Kyoto protocol on Joint science academies statement: Global response to climate change (further Academies statement)

Council-Seminar of the Russian Academy of Science has examined the Academies statement and makes the following statement:

1. Council-Seminar announces that the Russian Academy of Science has not been given the opportunity of working over the text of the Academies statement. The Academies statement itself has not been discussed by any of collective bodies of the Russian Academy of Science. The decision to support it has not been taken by any of collective bodies of the Russian Academy of Science.
2. Council-Seminar sees the Academies statement as lacking scientific proof and having contradictions in logic in its many assertions.
3. Council-Seminar attracts attention to the fact of absence at the present level of knowledge of cost-effective methods of stabilization of greenhouse gases concentration in the atmosphere.
4. Council-Seminar noted that the Academies statement offers costly and ineffective measures to achieve unproven targets.
5. Council-Seminar asks the President of the Russian Academy of Science to repudiate his signature from the Academies statement.
6. Council-Seminar reiterates its full support to its Statement of May 14, 2004*, including:
- in regard of the absence of scientific basis of the Kyoto Protocol,
- in regard of ineffectiveness of the Kyoto protocol to achieve aims of the UNFCCC,
- in regard of risks to the Russian economy from the ratification of the Kyoto protocol.
* Opinion of the Council-Seminar of the Russian Academy of Science under President of the RAS on Climate Change and issues of the Kyoto protocol on anthropogenic climate change and Kyoto protocol, Moscow, May 14, 2004.



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