Friday, December 14, 2007

Supplemental Post - Shameful Update

Seriously? You Read My Blog? Again?!?!?!

You'd think someone who bitched about Bush's fecklessnes as passionately as I did would go the extra mile and see if there wasn't something we could all do about it. Fortunately for me, I have somehow managed to surround myself with friends who are much more level-headed and, obviously, much more informed about environmental issues.

BIG THANKS to Green Bean and Mr. G for alerting me to the fact that there is an online global petition, organized by Avaaz, a community of global citizens who take action on the major issues facing the world today.

Here's a blurb from their website:

Climate negotiations in Bali are in crisis. Things were looking good till now: near-consensus on a delicate deal, including 2020 targets for rich countries, in return for which China and the developing world would do their part over time. IPCC scientists have said such targets are needed to prevent catastrophe. But Japan, the US and Canada are banding together to wreck the deal, and the rest of the world is starting to waver...

We can’t let three stubborn governments throw away the planet's future. We have until the end of Friday to do everything we can. Please sign our emergency global petition -- we'll deliver it through stunts at the summit, a full-page ad in the Jakarta Post in Asia, and directly to country delegates to stiffen their nerve against any bad compromise. Add your name to the campaign now!

We call urgently for the US, Canada and Japan to stop blocking serious 2020 targets for emissions reductions, and for the rest of the world to refuse to accept anything less.

To sign the Avaaz worldwide petition, go here.

Thanks Green Bean and Mr. G!

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