Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Climate Talks...It is Now Up to us!

 The Climate Talks in Warsaw are over. Two weeks of talking and no action.
  Have the world's governmental representatives gathered for this year's
  climate change negotiations forgotten that the world's citizens are demanding that they   
  act now?  Do we have a do nothing Corporatocracy where only corporate interests count?

 Here are some  comments (see below) that should be considered and do share them with others.
It is now up to all of us to act with what power we have-- consumer power--since we are consumers (when we shop)  who give our dollars to support those who are standing in the way or we can support those who are working on solutions. Think of where you will or will not spend your dollars.

‘Enough is enough’
These are the first words of the joint statement (full text here) from the various environmental groups and NGOs that yesterday decided to leave the National Stadium at 14:00 in protest. An unprecedented decision in the history of the COPs that has highlighted the deep distance between civil society and the policy-makers who have repeatedly failed to take decisive and effective decisions. source:
Published: November 24, 2013
Geneva — The last-minute deal at the United Nations Climate Conference in Warsaw keeps hopes for a comprehensive successor agreement to the 1997 Kyoto protocol alive. But let us be clear: Much more decisive action will be needed if we are to stand any chance at fending off the dangers of climate change.
We now have just one more shot, next year in Peru, to make more substantive progress toward a successor agreement before the crucial 2015 Paris conference. Even before then, it will be crucial for governments to put aside narrow national interests in order to ensure that the pledges made at the 2009 Copenhagen conference — to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to pre-industrial levels — are met.
The unprecedented walkouts at the Warsaw climate talks — first, by representatives of most developing countries on Wednesday, and then by green groups and N.G.O.’s on Thursday — reveal a growing level of frustration with what many perceive as a lack of political leadership at a time when it is needed most.

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