Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ban Ki-Moon & Mayor Bloomberg Call for Action

"If 2007 was the year when climate change rose to the top of the global agenda, 2008 is the time we must take concerted action," according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as reported by Associated Press. Ban was speaking yesterday at the beginning of a two-day U.N. General Assembly debate to generate support for a new treaty by 2009 to fight global warming.

Michael Bloomberg, the keynote speaker and New York's climate-activist mayor, called on the United States to set "real and binding" targets to reduce the greenhouse gases blamed for warming the planet, in contrast to the current U.S. strategy that largely relies on voluntary approaches and spending for research and technology. "I believe that the American people are prepared for our responsibility to lead by example," he said.

For full story see http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23112240/

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