22 October 2009

Let's Stop Climate Change Together

The tsunami in Thailand. Hurricaine Katrina in the US. Typhoon in the Phillipines.

Massive flooding, extreme forest fires, widespread drought, deadly heat waves, tragic tropical storms, shattering earthquakes, devastating volcanic eruptions. Do we really want to continue letting these things happen?? I even experienced a tornado this past August in Toronto of all places!

We need to band together to stop climate change.

Yes you are one person, but adding yourself to a group, you are one of many. And many people can make significant impact on even the world's biggest challenges.

Linked by UNFCCC, every year since 2005 many countries come together to discuss what can be done to solve the problems of global warming. This year's meeting will be focused on creating a new climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.

December 12, 2009 is the global day of action. On this day people from all over the world band together to call on their world leaders to take action against climate change and make real progress at the UN talks.

This weekend, on Saturday October 24, Burns Bog Conservation Society is participating in Bridge to a Cool Planet. Taking place at Cambie Street bridge and Science World in Vancouver, this event is one of many leading up to global day of action to garner support and raise awareness of this most important issue.

You can make a difference too. See a video of what people did in London at the last event, and how one person really got through! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vp6o1HfCA

Yes, climate change is an international issue. But that includes you too. Do you like wine? Ski vacations? Christmas trees? Seafood dinners? Swimming in the ocean? Unless something is done now these things we take for granted will no longer be available to us.

It affects you everyday. And unless somthing is done to stop it, it will get worse and worse, and you will feel it more and more. Do you really want that?

For a interesting list of 100 ways that climate change will affect you, read this:

For more information on this topic visit:
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

How you can participate:
Global Climate Campaign

Bridge to a Cool Planet (event we're attending this Saturday)

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