ESSIC Director and Council on the Environment Chair, Antonio Busalacchi, was quoted by Brazilian publication, “EBC,” in its coverage of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) annual meeting, held for the first time in Brasilia, Brazil.
Busalacchi, who chairs the 18 member WCRP panel, was mentioned in an article citing Brazil’s leading efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, such as the commitment to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
“Brazil is among the leaders in several initiatives, such as those related to climate change mitigation and, with France and the United States, the observation system at sea level. Few care about what is happening to the oceans in the world, such as Brazil, which has a very large coastline,” said Busalacchi.
The 18 scientists at the annually held meeting, including Busalacchi, worked together to prioritize global improvements such as sea level changes and water availability in some regions. A key discussion point, according to Busalacchi, was the extreme drought faced by the Brazilian Northeast two years ago.