We are defined by our response to climate changeSeptember 25, 2007 at 1:49 am | Posted in Climate action, Climate change | 7 Comments
“I am convinced that climate change, and what we do about it, will define us, our era, and ultimately the global legacy we leave for future generations,” Ban told more than 80 national leaders in the domed General Assembly chamber.
“We hold the future in our hands,” he said. “Together, we must ensure that our grandchildren will not have to ask why we failed to do the right thing and let them suffer the consequences.”
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is right. We each need our own defining moment, and I like this description of one:
“The key element here is that it is always something that goes against the grain of your life, something that you’ve never really experienced before, that opens your eyes to new possibilities – and life is never the same after that,” Professor Furedi said (listen: “Sometimes very minor personal events sneak up on you“)
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