- CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations Summit on Climate Change is coming. It will be at Copenhagen, in December. What can we do? That is not the question. The real question is: when we will do what must be done? I agree with PJean-Pascal van Ypersele — Deputy Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — that the key question for action is «Is there the political will to strike a deal and implement the necessary measures to really tackle climate change?» And the answer is clear: there must be! We, the humanity, cannot afford any more delays on sustainable and fair decisions on this matter.
We can have a good world, but we deserve a good, fair and clean world! It is possible, and we must believe it. We, men and nations, have a duty of making Earth a better world than we found it. It is a choice between a possible future and no future at all. Can we really choose? I don’t think that it is a matter of choosing or not, but of to act or not. It´s more than a question of politics, it’s a matter of surviving or not. Developed countries can save their industries, for sure, but they will not save the world – especially insular and sea coasted countries. The planet has no patience.