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Scientists warn that continued climatic change will be"catastrophic" and cause "devastation”




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The radio station COPE and the newspapers La Vanguardia and La Razón, among others, have reported on the statement of 7 BIST centres, among them IRB Barcelona, in favour of global action against the climate crisis. The scientists join the global movement against the climate crisis and the world strike called  on 20 September, in addition to presenting a statement in which they confirm that the evidence of climate change is “solid”. In this statement, they make an urgent call for "personal, social and political actions" to prevent “catastrophic effects and “devastating consequences " if climate change is not reversed.

Link to COPE

Link to La Vanguardia

La Razón (98.23 KB)

About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).