Politicians Struggle . . .Call In the People

Governments are known for bureaucracy. They are long to deliberate, slow to act and this is arguably the way it should be. On issues concerning climate and the quality of the environment, waiting on governments to move through the morass of hidden agendas, secret agreements and sacred cows may move us even closer to the point of no return. The point is 350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere.

“If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 385 ppm to at most 350 ppm.”, James E. Hansen, NASA.

Official Conference Brochure

As the UN continues with its process, indigenous people, grassroots and community organizations will gather in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth’s goals are multi-faceted and varied. The central point of interest for me is the creation of a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth. Imagine all of this high-level negotiating going on without any acknowledgment of the planet’s rights to life. As my dad, Dr. Lewis Tait Sr. would have said, “seems like they’re majoring on the minors.”

The countdown continues–we are still raising $$ to get the delegation to Bolivia and you can play a role and have us represent you specifically by donating today. It’s simple and tax deductible. Just click the “donate” button and continue to follow our updates.

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