Copenhagen summit is failing. You can help change it in 5 seconds

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Add your voice to 11 million others

Add your voice to 11 million others

I’m indulging myself in a slightly off topic post, but this is something so important it mustn’t be missed.

It’s not long to go before 110 world leaders arrive for 60 hours of direct negotiations in Copenhagen.

It’s viewed as a make or break situation about climate change and with your voice, we have the power to get leaders to act for a real deal.

Avaaz are calling on every one of us to to create the largest petition in history which will be delivered directly to leaders inside the Copenhagen summit.

Real deal for Copenhagen

Avaaz, along with your help will be asking presidents and prime ministers to suggest fair, ambitious and binding goals for a real deal. It calls on rich countries to finance poorer countries and to stop catastrophic global warming before it’s too late.

Experts agree that without a tidal wave of public pressure for a deal, the summit will not stop catastrophic global warming of 2 degrees.

The campaign already has over 11 million supporters, Avaaz want to reach 15 million – let’s make it the largest petition in history in the next 72 hours!

Take 5 seconds to change the future

Every single name is being read out at the summit so leaders will have no doubt that the whole world is watching.

Millions watched the Avaaz vigil inside the summit on TV yesterday, where Archbishop Desmond Tutu told hundreds of delegates and assembled children: “We marched in Berlin, and the wall fell. “We marched for South Africa, and apartheid fell. “We marched at Copenhagen — and we WILL get a Real Deal.” Copenhagen is seeking the biggest mandate in history to stop the greatest threat humanity has ever faced. History will be made in the next few days.

How will our children remember this moment?

Let’s tell them we did all we could.

Don’t just read this, ACT!

Please take a moment to sign the Avaaz petition for a real deal in Copenhagen.

If you run a blog, post about it. Send this post to your twitter, facebook or other social networking site using the ‘share and save’ below. Send an email to your friends getting them to sign up. If you take part on forum, help spread the word, but at the very least, please sign the petition.

Photo credit: The Green Market.

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Sandie says:

    Our family has all signed up and we have forwarded the link onto our friends and family.

    Thank you for making the effort to share this important information.

  2. Sarah says:

    I’ve signed, tweeted and will get the kids to sign too.

    I’ve already blogged today but I reckon I can blog it tomorrow as well.

  3. Have signed and tweeted Mrs G. x

  4. Dominique Allen says:

    I’m sending this to everyone I know-I have 2 children, this is very important, it’s the future.

  5. Grandma Green says:

    Fully signed up, Mrs G.

  6. Just Gai says:

    I’ve signed and blogged. I’ve also just emailed President Obama via the Oxfam website. Let’s hope it will make a difference.

  7. Mrs Green says:

    Thanks everyone; this post has had a lot of readers and I know many more people have signed up. Now the figure stands at over 13.5 million signatures; which is wonderful. I just hope they make the last little bit!

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