Monday, November 16, 2009

Fiddling While the World Suffocates ...

Time is by far too short to fiddle around, as Nero famously did when Rome burned. Then, a conflagration horrid for the inhabitants was at least limited to a geographically bounded area. Today, the impending destruction unabated climate change will unleash on the entire globe is worse than horrid, it is utterly inhumane as, bringing the end of humanity and indicating the prior end of humans behaving as custodians of existence, it will bring along with it the end of the world we humans share with all existence.
There has been enough talking, maneuvering, pork-barreling, me-ism, shirking of responsibility, finger-pointing! ALL world leaders must commit their countries, ALL countries, to reduction of harmful emissions and TRUE efforts to alter the course we are racing along to the edge of the cliff.
Copenhagen should NOT be concluded with another postponement. Or are you ready to "postpone" your life?
Wo aber Gefahr ist, wächst
Das Rettende auch.
ACT NOW: This is only ONE of the dramatic problems which demand our immediate attention TODAY!

Copenhagen summit: Change we can't yet believe in Comment is free The Guardian:

"This is a task that only governments can undertake and it is not as if they have not already had enough time to do it. The meeting that created the Kyoto protocol has convened in 10 other countries and cities since. The immensity of the task ahead is probably more apparent to world leaders than it was a decade ago. But time is running out. To prevent the global average temperature from increasing by more than 2C, there will need to be a global cut in emissions within the next five years or so. Some say the point of no return has already been reached. Does yesterday's decision represent change we can believe in? Not for now, and it remains to be seen if it will come next year."

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