I'm just listening to the press conference for the Stern Report. Excellent. The UK does indeed still rock and I really hope we will lead the way in climate change. I also hope that Gordon Brown gets into leadership nice and quickly as, after hearing him speak, I am well behind him. He really cares about this stuff and is on the ball as to what is happening. He also cares about the world and about the wellbeing of its inhabitants.
Make Poverty History has also been celebrated during the conference - our voices were heard, nice one! :) We need to keep up the fight to make it history as we did the slave trade nearly 200 years ago (thought note that we didn't rid the world of slavery per say). We also need to increase our fight on climate change, killing off our love affair with fossil fuels and embracing changes that, while might seem like hardships, will secure the very foundation of our world for the future. That might sound over dramatic, but with the potential for dramatic climate change to occur over the period of just one century* this is no longer a joke.
Finally there was a good deal of support for America, in part that is. The North Eastern states and California are actually adopting their own Kyoto protocols and making action to combat climate change. FANTASTIC! But lets take a closer look at those states... oh yes, they are Democratic states (except California, which is democratic in all but colour). And what are the Republicans doing? F-all.
Wake up Bush. Get your executioner-raw-hide** arse out of the Whitehouse and let someone with vision beyond the thick back gold of the Middle East run your shameful nation.
* Ignore the film The Day After Tomorrow - it was a pile of crap. Climate change won't happen literally over night, but it can happen within 100 years.
** I believe I'm correct in my understanding that Bush has authorized more executions in Texas than anyone else (in history?).
Stern Report, Gordon Brown, back gold, Make Poverty History, The Day After Tomorrow,