Thursday, December 13, 2007

Terminate Those Emissions!

I was all set to talk about homemade holidays but I was inspired to post about the UN climate change conference in Bali after reading Burbanmom's thoughts on the matter. If you haven't been following news from the conference, the good ol' United States is obstructing any sort of worldwide pact by refusing to agree to mandatory emissions cuts. It has gotten to the point that our own former vice president, Al Gore, is urging the rest of the world to ignore the United States and proceed with an almost-world wide agreement to reduce global warming emissions.

The Bush administration's unwillingness to make real changes in terms of emissions cuts has forced a second wave of Americans to take to the skies, their videophones and their computers to let the world know that many of us are committed to real change and that, in 2009, that change will come. One of those Americans is the governor of my own state, Arnold Schwarzenegger. (I am proud to be a Californian!) He will be addressing the assembled dignitaries by video-link and assuring them that a number of the states are ready to take action without the federal government. We can only hope that he'll show up to the conference like this and force the Bush administration to come to terms with the rest of the world.

In the meantime, if you would like to let the world know that George Bush does not represent you on climate change, sign this.


Cindy said...

I have been following the Bali talk yesterday and today. Thanks for the post. I am profoundly embarrassed by the current administration. So I am glad to see the second wave of Americans that represent the rest of us non-oil-affiliated conscientious world citizen.

Since the notorious recall, Arnold has pleasantly surprised me in environmental-related policies and legislations. So good work terminator!

Mommy off the Record said...

Hey, I'm a Californian too! Something else we have in common :)

Anyway, I did hear about this on NPR today. They were saying that Europe is finally challenging the US on this issue for two reasons 1) because Bush is a lame duck and 2) because they are pissed off that Bush has *finally* admitted that global warming is happening but he STILL doesn't want to do anything about it.

I cannot wait to see him gone from office. Our whole planet will be happier.

Burbanmom said...

Thanks for the link yesterday, Green Bean! I posted it today so hopefully that'll get a few more signatures! :-)


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