Dec
10
2009
0

I stand with Tuvalu!

At the negotiations yesterday, the island of Tuvalu, which is a small pacific island state proposed a new protocol that would require countries to reduce emissions to at least 350ppm, which is the most amount of CO2 that the earth can resist and lessen climate catastrophe. China reacted negatively to the proposal, which caused Tuvalu to suspend negotiations. If countries do not commit to reduce emissions to at least 350ppm, Tuvalu will not survive as it is currently on a tight rope. Tuvalu is at 1 meter above sea level. Tuvalu and other island states have contributed and supported developed countries in their wars. However, they do not want to reciprocate support to help fight climate change. Suppose a 350ppm global legal binding agreement is NOT set, where will these people go for refuge? I think this could lead to further social injustice if countries do not extend their help right now and do something about it. Imagine being a citizen of Tuvalu, you immigrate to a different country because your island was destroyed due to climate catastrophe. Will you be given hospitality or will you be labeled an illegal alien? Will you be treated well or oppressed? I do not know the answers. However, I challenge negotiators to answer my questions.

I stand with Tuvalu!

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