Thursday, June 11, 2009

No Regrets. Bear Witness to Climate Change Negotiations

Climate change talks are underway, leading up to the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties later this year. These talks are probably the most important that humanity has ever organized. They will chart a course on how we mitigate greenhouse gases in the next forty years.

Do we want to look back and say – ‘we’ll, we really blew it”? Or do we want to regard this time with pride knowing that our representatives set the right course. It’s the future of our children and their descendants that’s at stake. Even ours. We will likely feel the effects of climate change in our lifetimes.

Now is the time to act. AVAAZ offers us a unique opportunity to follow the progress of the climate change talks and let the negotiators know we are listening. Canada’s track record at these talks has been particularly appalling. Making your voice heard is critical.

Adopt a negotiator and take part in what will be a defining juncture in human history.


Keep in mind that scientists call for 25 to 40 percent global emission cuts below 1990 levels by 2020, and 80% by 2050. Canada is promising 2.7 percent emission cut below 1990 levels by 2020. This is unacceptable, appalling and a cop out that will hurt our descendants beyond imagine.

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