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Seal the Deal in Copenhagen for Curbing Global Climate Change

12 Dec

It’s time to seal the deal at the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen as United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges all people and all nations.

“We need to Seal the Deal in Copenhagen” (Ban Ki-moon)

The UN News Centre has useful articles that allow the public to track what each nation is doing regarding its pledges on climate change agreements:

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that to stave off the worst effects of climate change, industrialized countries must slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25 to 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020, and that global emissions must be halved by 2050. (from UN News Centre, Dec. 11 2009)

The United States current Climate Change pledge on greenhouse gases:

-17% in 2020; 83% in 2050 based on 2005 levels

-3% in 2020 based on 1990 levels

China PR current Climate Change pledge on greenhouse gases:

Reduce the intensity of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP in 2020 by 40 to 45 percent compared with the level of 2005.

India’s current Climate Change pledge on greenhouse gases:

20% to 25% reduction in emission intensity between 2005 and 2020.

Who suffers because of the devastation of Climate Change?

The poor and especially developing countries like Ghana suffer from the ravages of climate change. We are all interconnected and developed countries like the United States must assist other nations in improving their standards of living in ways that do not increase the devastation of climate change.

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