Greenpeace Southeast Asia

The deafening sound of urgency by Chuck Baclagon

An environmental activists displays a banner that reads: "Climate Action Now!"

I  felt my heart beating faster than usual as I clapped along to 2 sheer minutes of booming beats that reminded of the loud noise that led to the crumbling of the walls of Jericho in the Biblical narrative. This morning we along with other groups and individuals sounded the alarm for climate action as part of the activities that are a part of the December 12 Global Day of Action on Climate Change.

December 12th 2009 activists, and concerned citizens of the world held global actions to highlight the urgency of climate action  at the time of the United Nations Talks on climate change (COP15/MOP5) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Copenhagen Climate Talks are the world’s last chance to secure an emissions reductions agreement that will replace the Kyoto Protocol before it expires.

There is growing consensus among scientists that we have as little as ten years to stop and reverse the global growth in greenhouse gas emissions before ‘runaway’ climate change becomes uncontrollable.

That means the international talks being held in Copenhagen in December 2009 could be our last chance to avert a global catastrophe of unimaginable proportions – perhaps the most important international meeting ever held.

As part of the overwhelming need to demonstrate a global will for urgent and effective action at this decisive time in human history hundreds climate and justice activists in the Philippines underscored the urgency of action needed from our world leaders to push the Earth in the right direction.

As we wait along with the rest of the world wait for the outcome of the talks in Copenhagen we hope that world leaders will head the clamor of the many and respond to the deafening sound of the  global call for a fair, ambitious and legally binding climate deal.

Chuck Baclagon

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