Thursday, December 13, 2007

UN Climate Change Conference in Bali

While you’re waiting on my Christmas tree post, I encourage you take a few moments to visit

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is underway in Bali, and tomorrow, Friday December 14, 2007, Al Gore will be addressing the conference.

As a part of his presentation, Al Gore will be sharing the plethora of signatures collected at which support Al Gore’s visionary treaty addressing the current issues of climate change, wherein

“[he] will urge the delegates in Bali to adopt a bold mandate for a treaty that establishes a universal global cap on emissions and uses the market in emissions trading to efficiently allocate resources to the most effective opportunities for speedy reductions.”

I encourage you to hop over to and add your name to the petition. The health of the Earth and her environments is also our health as humans. Regardless of our personal philosophies, we all share a common ground on the Earth. There is no one right answer, but we can all be a part of the discussion.

Thanks Joanna for passing the word!


  1. Another conference, but what good is it going to accomplish? While the politicians of the world continue to sit around tables, discussing the issues, giving lip service to making REAL changes, our world is going to hell. It makes me so angry when I see such obvious things that the govt. could be doing (here at least, in Canada) such as subsidizing ethical companies who are selling green products, promoting and subsidizing public transit,giving people tax breaks when they are on the right track in their buying patterns and recycling efforts. Small steps x millions of people = huge impact.

    Time to act, not more discussion, they already know what needs to be done, its time they started making that a reality!!!

    If I seem upset, it's because I am.

  2. Geraldine, I hear you loud and clear. I was just reading in the Seattle Times that those Climate Change discussions sort of dissolved into arguments about industry, finance, and ultimately - responsibility. I don't even want to talk about what happened with the US and the Kyoto Treaty with our current administration (and you think you sound angry)!

    You're right - it seems that many folks are more content to argue and deliberate rather than make tangible changes in lifestyle and attitude.

    Unfortunately, it may take dramatic, in-our-faces effects in the world around us before enough people are ready to make the changes, big and small.

    You're right - this is no time to be complacent. If there's any message I think we can share with each other, it's to stop waiting for "someone" to tell us "ok everyone, now it's time to make a change and here's what to do", and start taking those small (and big) steps for ourselves.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts G, as always.


  3. Good to read your response JL, sounds like you share my frustration and anger as I'm sure so many other concerned people do.

    Personally, we have been making small but significant changes in our daily lives, including: selling our car (that was a biggie actually!)and walking more, recycling every thing we can, making sure to conserve energy around the house and NOT just to save money. Being a vegetarian(Joe and I both are) or vegan is part of the solution too.

    It really is up to ordinary people to move this forward. The 'leaders' of the world are still acting like its all going to just 'go away' isn't and in my opinion, it isn't too late, if we are self-motivated to DO SOMETHING, stop looking at the big picture and start looking at what we can change in our own lives to make things better. It's been the means to big changes over and over in history, let's hope its enough again, this time.

    Living in the Yukon for part of this past year really made the changes in climate even more dramatic and real to ponder and act upon. I posted about our time there, last week.


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