CHAOS IN COPENHAGEN
The Copenhagen climate talks are reaching a crescendo. Today there was a walkout: Center allies such as Friends of the Earth and Avaaz have been threatened with being banned from the Bella Center headquarters, hundreds of people outside the Bella Center were clubbed and tear-gassed as they tried to go in and participate in the proceedings, and there is a youth sit-in happening right now inside the Bella Center.
Why? Rather then getting us down to the science-based target of 350 ppm CO2 we need, current numbers on the table in Copenhagen are projected to put us on a path to 750 ppm by the end of the century, and there is no agreement on adequate financing to support developing nations in shifting to a clean-energy economy or adapting to climate change.
Center staff are in the middle of it all sending videos and photos as they can. Stay tuned for more updates on the future of the planet…literally.
And take one minute to call the White House at (202) 456-1111 to let President Barack Obama know the world is looking to him for bold leadership to take on the greatest threat of our time: catastrophic global warming. Tell him we must cut CO2 emissions by 45 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, rather than the 3-percent cut he has pledged to take with him to Copenhagen.
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