As I was browsing through my google reader today, I came across a really interesting article on an international meeting where the top economic countries have a forum on Energy and Climate. I remember learning about this meeting happening in Copenhagen last year, Environmental activist had high hopes that it was going to move the world in the right directions by correcting our carbon and green house has emissions, and correcting our path of climate change. This meeting of 17 nations that produce 80% of our carbon emission responsible for climate change failed last year. This article proceed to speculate that it is going to make no significant progress again.

In the article Environmentalist Bill Mckibben, co-founder of a very strong environmentalist group 350.org said, “The U.S. congress failed to pass a law to combat climate change made it  “very difficult” to clinch a strong agreement in Cancun.” I agree with what Mr. Mckibben says, the United States is a very strong political leader. Environmentalist need the help of politics to correct our path of climate change. The United States on of many major leaders but if we start correcting our carbon emission and show other countries of power, I think we would have many followers. In my opinion too much of our world has to do with politics and money and that is why the United Sates and many other countries are not taking a stand, too much  money will come out of it.

Mr.Mckibben also thinks that the next couple of years will be very disappointing in terms of action, and during that time our people will just have to build a strong movement. I think 350.org believes that if we show enough passion with enough people to create a massive movement with out the governments help, the governments around the world will see and begin to listen and take action as well. It also says in the article that Republicans are going to retake control of the House of Reps which I think could mean even less progress. I am afraid that having so many Republicans in the House of Reps is going to make it even harder to progress considering that even when Democrats had control of The House we could not make a lot of progress.

Overall I found this article very interesting, I don’t think many people know that this kind of meeting even happens in our world. If more people were aware of this international meeting and how much power it holds for our future of our Earth we would organize something that would make the strongest economic and largest carbon emission countries in the world, CLEAN UP our world.

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