Imminent Copenhagen summit holds great potential
The achievements of Copenhagen could be monumental and the venue should tackle more than one aspect of climate change.
Monday, November 30, 2009 - 02:05
The Copenhagen climate summit is an upcoming event on the calendar of nations, and there exists much potential for change. Preserving the brilliance and vibrancy of our world climate is a crucial need for mankind that trumps perhaps all other issues of our day. The earth is what we need most, and the success of our efforts is dependent on the health of our ecology. It breeds stability and peace in immense ways, and we are threatening what fragile peace we have in the general world.
We should push for strong commitments to emission reductions but we must also remember that climate applies to more than just the temperature. Any meaningful world commitments and national legislation must include solutions to man's many other destructive habits. We must push against deforestation and direct habitat destruction that plagues many underdeveloped nations. We must save the endangered species that we cohabit with and we must acknowledge various ecological costs in the market.
The environment has too many levels of functioning parts and systems and our concerns mustn't be limited to global warming. It is my greatest hope that what transpires at this event will change the direction of this world and bring it back into balance, but we must push for preventative care so we can keep future problems from reaching critical mass. Let us not be fearful in our demands, but heavy in our convictions to bring a brighter tomorrow to all those who long for it.
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