Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The impact of climate change on development

A video from Adam Hart Davis in Kenya explains the threat posed by climate change, especially in Africa.

The Up In Smoke reports "follow three previous statements of concern that climate
change due to global warming is already happening, and hitting poor
communities and vulnerable ecosystems

TakingITGlobal,Canada also have a new initiative. Inspired by many, they have developed the Climate Change Youth Guide to Action, available for download to all, especially schools.

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. We hold the future in our hands. 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.”
-Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

If 18 year old Catherine Gauthier, of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, can stand up and address over 80 Heads of State on 24 September, 2007, at the UN HQ, New York, what can you do to help ?
Download the webcast of her full speech here.

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Diamond Notes said...

I just read an article today that states ” France has a per capita carbon emission of 1.64 tonnes, compared to 2.67 tonnes for the U.K and 5.61 tonnes for the US” on Very informative. It’s enlightening to read that efforts are being made by France to improve global warming conditions. I’ve also added a quiz question from the article to the “Safe Guard the Earth Quiz” on The quiz link is