Posted by: comconcord | May 4, 2009

Stop harming – Start helping

climateClimate Change hits poor people first and worst as they face increasingly unpredictable weather, hunger and disease.  Call on your government and Parliamentarians to end up this massive injustice because the poorest people are the least responsible for causing climate change and have the least resources to cope.

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Climate Change hits poor people first and worst as they face increasingly unpredictable weather, hunger and disease.

This is a massive injustice because the poorest people are the least responsible for causing climate change and have the least resources to cope.

I am doing what I can to reduce my personal contribution to global warming, but I know that the world needs a fair and strong international climate change agreement.

I am calling on governments and Parliament in:

  • Every country to work within the United Nations to ensure that the needs of the world’s poorest people are at the heart of a new global climate change deal.
  • Rich countries to cut their emissions first, fastest and furthest so that global emissions peak by 2015 and fall at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
  • Rich countries to provide the money and technology needed, independent of existing aid commitments, to help vulnerable people in poor countries adapt to changing climates.
  • Poor countries to invest in national plans which focus on supporting the most vulnerable communities to adapt to the effects of climate change

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Responses

  1. Even letting the debate continue, when our species may hang in the balance, says something about us. I argue that there is a certain presumptuousness surrounding our approach to how we are addressing global warming that goes well beyond simply having a short-term perspective. What if the cockroach has a more sustainable position? I recommend the following post: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/climatic-presumption-what-is-the-forecast/


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