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Greenpeace Raise the Temperature at Poznan

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Rob West
Rob West
Greenpeace have finally got their team to Poznan to spread their message to the representatives at the Climate Change Conference. With the world’s cynicism clouding the Polish air, we can hope a flash of green inspires the representatives to make some real political decisions for the world.

The talks at Poznan are the first major step toward deciding the planets future after the Kyoto protocol’s agreements have expired. It is a lead up to Copenhagen, next year, where the real decisions will be made. However, without significant groundwork in place by the time this conference ends, nothing will be done to help our situation in Copenhagen. Thus the news of many politicians and representatives dragging their feet, including the New Zealand delegation, leaves a sour taste from something that should have been so sweet.  

Greenpeace have gone in to remind these people, in their own special way that this is not acceptable. The developed countries of the world, who are the culprits here, have been seen to be shifting in their seats and doing anything but coming to the table with anything substantial. The New Zealand government is even in the process of increasing our emissions by a huge amount under John Key’s captaincy with Rodney Hide whispering in his ear. The recent move to delay the ETS combined with the allowance toward coal power stations, amongst other recent crimes against the environment, makes us one of the biggest producers of green house gases on the planet.

The decisions made in Poznan are crucial to the methods of change, that word Hide loves so much to exploit, in this country and around the world. It will outline how we produce energy, our transportation policies, primary industry and waste management as well as any number of ways it will change our everyday lives. We need to throw our support to change, not Hide’s but our environment’s. You can help by supporting Greenpeace, all this takes is by posting a photo here to show your face to those delegates in Poznan and to help them realise the massive support they will have if they induce proper change.

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