European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso stressed the need for a new
global pact to stem global warming after visiting a Greenland glacier that has
become a symbol of climate change.
"We must do something. The situation is very dramatic," Barroso told Danish news
agency Ritzau after a boat trip late Sunday along the west coast of the giant
Invited by Danish and Greenlandic leaders, Barroso surveyed the Sermeq Kujalleq
glacier, a U.N. heritage site, which has thinned in recent years in one of the
most glaring signs of global warming.
Scientists worry that the melting Greenland ice sheet will cause the global sea
level to rise, with potentially disastrous effects on low-lying areas.
The EU leader told Denmark's TV2 that a new climate treaty with binding targets
on emissions cuts was "one of the most important priorities, if not the most
important priority, in the 21st ...