The Philippines appeal to the world at the climate talks in Poland......
"We cannot sit and stay helpless staring at this
international climate stalemate. It is now time to take action. We
need an emergency climate pathway," said Yeb Sano, head of the
government's delegation to the UN climate talks, in an
article for the Guardian, in which he challenged climate sceptics
to "get off their ivory towers" to see the impacts of
climate change firsthand.
Sano, whose family comes from the devastated town of Tacloban
where the typhoon Haiyan made landfall on Friday, said that countries
such as the Philippines did not have time to wait for an
international climate deal, which countries have agreed to reach in
Paris in 2015.
"What my country is going through as a result of this extreme
climate event is madness," he told delagates from 190 countries,
as UN climate negotiations get underway for a fortnight today in
Warsaw. "The climate crisis is madness. We can stop this
madness. Right here in Warsaw. Typhoons such as Haiyan and its
impacts represent a sobering reminder to the international community
that we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action..
Canada's official position on climate change......
dropped any remaining pretences of supporting global action on
change by urging other countries to follow Australia's
example in gutting its climate plan.
formal statement, the Canadian government said it "applauds"
move by Australia this week to repeal a carbon tax on the country's
300 biggest polluters.
"Canada applauds the decision by prime minister Abbott to
introduce legislation to repeal Australia's carbon tax. The
Australian prime minister's decision will be noticed around the world
and sends an important message," the formal statement from Paul
Calandra, parliamentary secretary to Canada's prime minister, Stephen
government withdrew from the Kyoto protocol on climate change in 2011
and Canada has failed to meet its own international emissions to cut
greenhouse gas emissions – almost entirely because of its mining of
the carbon-heavy Alberta tar sands.
A pox on the Harpler regime and its anti science pro oil industry
Canada was awarded a ‘Fossil of Disbelief’ as part of the long-running
‘Fossil of the Day’ awards series at the UN climate talks in Warsaw. The
special award was granted for the Canadian government’s recent public
support (expressed by the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary) of a
broad move by the Australian government to repeal that country’s
comprehensive climate legislation.
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