Volunteers assemble a wind turbine during the opening of Greenpeace's 'Solarising Borobudur' project and Climate Rescue Station at Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java.
Doha, November 26, 2012 – As governments meet for climate talks in Doha, Greenpeace warned on Monday that they must wake up to the reality that climate change is already gripping the planet and take urgent action to avoid catastrophic global warming.
This year has already seen devastating storms, droughts and floods causing significant loss of life, including in the US, China, India, Africa and Europe. This should be seen as a warning signal and a test of whether governments will protect their people.
“Climate change is no longer some distant threat for the future, but is with us today. At the end of a year that has seen the impacts of climate change devastate homes and families around the world, the need for action is obvious and urgent,” said Martin Kaiser, Greenpeace climate campaigner.
At stake in Doha is the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding cap of greenhouse gas emissions, whose first commitment period expires at the end of this year. Continue reading