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Quotes by Chuck Baclagon

From the UN General Assembly special session on climate Change 22 Sept 09

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

“Climate change is the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century. It rewrites the global equation for development, peace and security.” – Ban Ki-moon

“Failure to reach broad agreement in Copenhagen would be morally inexcusable, economically short-sighted and politically unwise….The science demands it. The world economy needs it.”

Chinese Prime Minister Hu Jintao

Chinese Prime Minister Hu Jintao

“Developed countries should take up their responsibility and provide new, additional, adequate and predictable financial support to developing countries.”

“Ensuring financing and technology holds the key to the success of our effort.”

– Hu Jintao

US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama

“Our generation’s response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it – boldly, swiftly, and together – we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe… The time we have to reverse this tide is running out.” – Barack Obama

Mohamed Nasheed, President of the small Indian Ocean country of Maldives that fears being submerged by rising sea levels:

Mohamed Nasheed, President of the small Indian Ocean country of Maldives that fears being submerged by rising sea levels:

“Once the rhetoric has settled and the delegates have drifted away, the sympathy fades, the indignation cools and the world carries on as before….A few months later, we come back and repeat the charade.” – Mohamed Nasaheed


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Comment by Jonathan Kates

hello jonathan,

thanks for being so ‘passionate’ about your stand on the issue (you do know that in netiquette typing in all caps means that you’re screaming right?)

i cannot help but feel that you’re barking at the wrong tree mate, we are only quoting world leaders that share our views when it comes to climate change. so if you want to undermine us and what we believe in by challenging the reality of the issue we’re talking about perhaps it would be best if you are tell that to the scientists in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, given the scientific consensus on the matter i doubt that your line of thinking is even logical.

here’s a tip engage us passionately with reasoned arguements not esoteric moanings about how in your opinion you don’t believe in climate change, maybe then we can come up with a more productive discussion on the matter 😉

Comment by Chuck Baclagon

we all know that climate change is a big global issue and no one of us will be going to escape from itsadverse effect but still we all are sitting why ?please think about our future generation

Comment by Sumi Narah

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