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It’s the ecology, stupid! by Chuck Baclagon
Greenpeace activists display a banner from a construction crane near the State Department in Washington, D.C., Greenpeace urged government ministers from the world’s 17 biggest greenhouse polluters to‚Stop Global Warming and Rescue the Planet from the devastating effects of climate change as ministers gathered for climate talks under the Major Economies Forum (MEF) process.  © Greenpeace / Tazz

Greenpeace activists display a banner from a construction crane near the State Department in Washington, D.C., Greenpeace urged government ministers from the world’s 17 biggest greenhouse polluters to‚'Stop Global Warming' and 'Rescue the Planet' from the devastating effects of climate change as ministers gathered for climate talks under the Major Economies Forum (MEF) process.

As senior diplomats and politicians from 17 countries headed towards the US State Department building in Washington DC this morning, they couldn’t have missed a couple of Greenpeace climbers dangling below a huge banner bearing a picture of our beautiful blue planet and the words “Too big to fail”.

Climate change will be on the agenda at this meeting, billed as the Major Economies Forum (MEF), and we wanted to remind them to put the planet before profits.

The MEF is President Obama’s remodelled version of Bush’s Major Emitters Meeting. The Bush version was designed as a distraction to real progress, a venue for big economies to look busy while doing nothing. This week we will find out if Obama’s approach is going to be more productive.

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