UN Climate Change Conference 2015

6143809369_5baf154344_zAs the UN Climate Change Conference approaches, one of our members, Steve Dyke, has written a few words:

Climate change affects all of us living on this fragile blue planet.

The global temperature has already increased by 1 degree above the 1850-1899 average and a rise of 2 degrees now seems inevitable. Two degrees is widely regarded as the tipping point at which the Earth will enter runaway climate change, with catastrophic results for everyone. The effects of the changing global temperature are already being felt all over the world.
For 20 years United Nations negotiations have sought universal agreement about climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the temperature increase, with only very limited success.
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (“COP21”) begins in Paris on 30th November. The objective of COP21 is to finally achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations of the world.
Next Sunday, the day before the conference starts, members of Medway Green Party will join thousands of others on the People’s Climate March in London to stress to David Cameron and all other world leaders that action needs to be taken NOW. Similar events will be taking place all over the world at the same time.
We hope that the recent horrific terrorist incidents are not allowed to overshadow this vital Conference and prevent the universal agreement needed. The survival of the human race depends on it.

 

Further information on the People’s Climate March, which is taking place in London next Sunday 29th November at 1 pm, can be found here.

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