19 August 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 on 23 September see to galvanize and catalyze climate action.
He has asked these leaders to bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015.
Whilst most people now seem to accept the overwhelming scientific consensus hat climate change is real and a serious problem, there is still a lack of recognition of the urgency of the situation facing our planet.
“With public opinion there’s nothing I cannot do, and without public opinion there’s nothing I can get done” said President Obama in a recent interview with the New York Times.
Politicians need to hear the concerns of ordinary citizens on this issue. If you care about the world that future generations will inherit you can write to your political representatives and you can sign online petitions such as at 350.org, the climate reality project or Get Up.
In Australia the contact details for your parliamentary representatives can be found here.