URGENT ALERT – climate-wrecking at Bali

I just signed an emergency petition trying to help save the climate talks going on right now, and it would be great if you could join me. The most important global warming meeting since Kyoto is happening right now in Bali. 192 countries are meeting to discuss what comes next – but they’re in crisis.

Negotiators were nearing agreement on cuts by 2020–a step which the scientists say is needed to avert the worst ravages of global warming, and which will help to bring China and the developing world onboard. But then the news broke: the US, Canada and Japan rejected any mention of such cuts.

We can’t let three governments hold the world to ransom, by vetoing a real solution to the climate crisis. Bali is the opportunity we’ve been waiting for to start working toward real climate action, and we can’t let it pass by.

The campaign will be delivered direct to summit delegates, through stunts and in media advertisements, so our voices will actually be heard. But we need a lot of us, fast, to join in if we’re going to make a difference. Just click on the link to add your own name now:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/bali_emergency/

Thanks!

PS Avaaz, the organisation hosting the petition, are very serious — they host the Fossil Awards held by hundreds of NGOs at the summit

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Blue Man Group – Earth To Humanity

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Kappen met Kolen (Dutch)

Interessant mailtje in m’n inbox gekregen van Niels:

Beste mensen,Belachelijk dat we in Nederland waar veelal vooruitdenkende mensen wonen, 5 kolencentrales erbij krijgen!

Van deze 5 centrales zal evenveel emissie vrijkomen als van alle auto’s in Nederland samen! De opgewekte energie is alleen om te exporteren. Je vraagt je sterk af waarom we ons niet sec focussen op duurzame energie. Ik verbaas me over de kortzichtigheid van politici en ga aan hun verstand twijfelen (zo ik dat niet al op veel punten deed).

Kappen met kolen

Taking Action Against Climate Change, the best choice

In the whole climate change debate (it’s ridiculous it has to be a debate), I decided that the possible cost of NOT taking action, would FAR outweigh the cost of taking action NOW. Actually, what would be so bad about preventing climate change? Living in a cleaner, healthier world? The cities wouldn’t be so filled with smog, there would be less polution, no more oil wars… Sounds a lot better.

Anyway, the following video argues the same thing, but in a way that’s a bit more digestible than my elaborate theories.