Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day: Climate Change



Today is Blog Action Day 2009 and we are trying to harness the power of social media to take a collective stance on the issue of climate change.

Action is needed to achieve a sustainable solution to our global climate crisis. Countries have to work together to limit greenhouse gases and build a clean energy economy, and in December world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a global response to climate change. Let's hope our leaders will take the threat of climate change seriously and make the necessary changes to ensure the safety and health of future generations.

Optimist that I am, I can only hope Canada will once again take the lead as we did with the Kyoto Accord. What started out as a bold, brave initiative for our country back in the late 1990's became one of our biggest embarassments on the world stage - when we chose not to honour our commitments.

Canadian environment groups have formed KYOTOplus, a Canadian campaign to support an urgent solution to the global warming crisis - leading up to the United Nations meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can sign the petitition on the website.

KYOTOplus will ensure Canada:
  • Votes in favour of extending and strengthening the Kyoto Protocol this December, 2009, at the meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark;
  • Replaces its current inadequate policy approach with a credible, urgent plan that brings down Canada's greenhouse gas pollution fast.
Whatever your political persuasion, as a member of the human race inhabiting this grand planet Earth, I am sure we can agree on one thing ... that it is time for us to put the health of our planet ahead of profits and wealth.

Happy Blog Action Day.

2 comments:

  1. In order to avoid significant degradation of environmental and human health, we must take action, but I am not convinced that the Conservatives are interested in doing much that changes the status quo given their only real funding of the problem has been for for carbon sequestration.

    Store the problem for someone else to solve...

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  2. hi Lyn,
    just catching up here, I couldn't agree with you more on our responsibilties as a human race. I like to think anything is possible.

    I saw that you read the Africa posts i did, i'm so glad you enjoyed! i had so much fun doing them, it's great to look back and re live each and every moment. we are in the beginning stages of planning our next trip to the dark continent. Can't wait.

    oh, and I liked what you said about our parents, I feel so lucky to have the relationship I have with my Mother.

    have a lovely weekend.
    x lori

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