Friday, December 18, 2009

Climate Hope, Climate Fear

It's the last scheduled day of international UN climate talks in Copenhagen, and it looks as though the hopes of the world for a strong, fair, ambitious deal to halt the climate crisis are fading. Although world leaders, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, are staying beyond the end of the scheduled talks this evening, it doesn't look like a legally binding document will be the outcome of these last-ditch negotiations.

Draft text of the proposed Copenhagen Accord sets a base year of 1990 for emissions reductions with a goal of 50% reduction by 2050 - developed nations should aim for an 80% reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions. These targets should limit global temperature increases to no more than 2 degrees Celsius, which would avoid the most severe impacts of global warming.

However, none of these targets are legally binding - that agreement is left to November 2010.

The Copenhagen summit was supposed to bring hope for a brighter climate future; instead it has ended with fear and uncertainty as to what rising global temperatures will mean for our planet.

5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

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barefootheart said...

On a positive note, the Copenhagen talks helped raise the level of awareness of people around the globe. It is with them, and the "bottom up" push of grassroots movements that hope lies.

Dean Leh said...

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself. (William Blake, 1799, The Letters)

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul." (John Muir)

Your nature blog is quite inspirational and fascinating. I look forward to following you!

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Dean Leh

hardy joysan said...

Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.On a positive note, the Copenhagen talks helped raise the level of awareness of people around the globe. It is with them, and the "bottom up" push of grassroots movements that hope lies.

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