By our responses we are defined

December 12, 2007 at 4:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Now, finally, we are gathered together in Bali to address the defining challenge of our age. We gather because the time for equivocation is over. The science is clear. Climate change is happening. The impact is real. The time to act is now.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Bali (Indonesia)

12 December 2007

The full text of his Address to the High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference could not be more clear.

On this day, when we are told that Arctic summers (may be) ice-free ‘by 2013’ I pray that each member of the US administration and delegation has a change of heart. Currently, their group is defined by its defiance. I also pray that representatives from all other countries—including Canada and Japan—will ignore US obstructionism and go ahead with specific targets, regardless of the American stance.

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