Alrighty, time for an update from Poznan.
Things are going slow here, which is bad. We have less than a year at this point to get an incredibly strong international climate agreement – that is not a very long time. Especially with the level of ambition many developed countries have. But there is hope!
The youth movement here is absolutely inspirational. That’s the only way to describe it. We are working together, without regard to national boarders, for our common future. We are determined to remove the brackets placed around our planet.
We’ve decided to really push the position of AOSIS – the Alliance of Small Island States. At this point, they are calling for stronger targets than anybody (even the NGOs) and are rallying around the idea, along with youth, that we must leave nobody behind in a climate deal. Especially small islands which will literally disappear if we don’t take incredibly strong action.
We must safeguard the survival of all countries and peoples.
There is no other way to put it. To do otherwise would be one of the greatest tragedies of all time – where the people of the world willingly condemn their brothers and sisters to the depths of the sea because they couldn’t kick the carbon habit.
We have lots to do… so lets do it! We need all of your help. Everybody is an ambassador for Small Islands at this point – we need to do everything we can to protect them. That means telling everybody we know about the issue and doing everything we can in terms of lifestyle, as well as political action, to stop catastrophic climate change.
If we wait any longer, it will be too late.