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COP19 Warsaw Climate Conference

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biffvernon Mon 11-Nov-13 08:43:53

The most important conference dealing with the lives of our children and grandchildren starts today in Warsaw. It should be the focus of attention for all who care about the next generation.

TanteRose Mon 11-Nov-13 08:54:54

even more vital to come to agreements in light of the devastation in the Philippines - it is a crime against humanity that things never change when we know these extreme weather events are becoming more and more frequent.

see also below

issues to watch at COP19

biffvernon Mon 11-Nov-13 17:06:11

Yeb Saño's speech at COP13 today:

TanteRose Tue 12-Nov-13 01:52:34

Yeb Sano must be feeling hopeless and helpless, and very very angry, I would imagine...

Just to say, biff, that this COP is COP19

would you mind if I asked MNHQ to change the title of your thread?
I know that it is unlikely to get much traffic, but it is best to be accurate smile

oricella Tue 12-Nov-13 07:46:13

Another lone COP watcher: just posted this quote from Yeb Sano on the other thread: "To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare you to get off your ivory tower and away from the comfort of you armchair. I dare you to go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels; to the mountainous regions of the Himalayas and the Andes to see communities confronting glacial floods, to the Arctic where communities grapple with the fast dwindling polar ice caps, to the large deltas of the Mekong, the Ganges, the Amazon, and the Nile where lives and livelihoods are drowned, to the hills of Central America that confronts similar monstrous hurricanes, to the vast savannas of Africa where climate change has likewise become a matter of life and death as food and water becomes scarce. Not to forget the massive hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern seaboard of North America. And if that is not enough, you may want to pay a visit to the Philippines right now"

TanteRose Tue 12-Nov-13 12:54:54

Thanks MNHQ smile

biffvernon Tue 12-Nov-13 19:07:34

Thanks for correcting my typo. blush

oricella Fri 22-Nov-13 09:25:56

Thought I'd bump to highlight yesterday's walk out

Yeb Sano, still fasting, tweeted: "To civil society who walked out of #COP19, we thank you for yr support...we are with you in spirit. We share your frustration"

Seems like frustration is all that this COP is yielding

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