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Climate Change Conference kicks off

The hopes of the world for a future marked by respect for the environment are focused on Copenhagen. Over 10 days the world is gathering to work out how to save the climate

Every Country has its own target and each Country has offered its willingness to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
However, the fear that these ten days of meetings are resolved in a substantial failure is terribly high.

Many submissions arrive appeal for leaders of the Earth are aware of the drama of the situation.

“The integrity of God’s creation requires sober and responsible lifestyles, respect for the poor and future generations.” told Pope Benedict’s to world leaders.
The Vatican, which has U.N. observer status, is sending a delegation to Copenhagen led by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See’s permanent representative to the UN in New York.

The objectives of the summit are well understood as well as points of departure.

Europe has already established a rule that the emission of greenhouse gases will be reduced by 20% by 2020 but is willing to increase that figure to 30% if you reach a global agreement.

Other countries are prepared to considerable efforts to reduce greenhouse gas cuts in the order of 25% for Russia and India, 35% for Brazil and 40-45% for China.
Only the United States seems willing only to a slight change of less than 20%.

In this context is very important the announced presence of Barack Obama in the last days of the summit.
The President had said that he would travel to the Copenhagen conference if his appearance would help clinch a deal. His decision to go early to the two-week meeting had been seen by many as a sign that an agreement was still a long shot.

The possibility of an agreement may be improving, however.
The real question is the quality of this agreement: only political or application?
In the past other President of Usa signed agreement that remained only advices, as Kyoto Protocol, and destroyed all possibilities to find a global collaboration to climate change.

This Conference begin in a global economic crisis and some news, as confusions about climate change data, can create more tensions.

Nicholas Stern, who wrote a British government report on global warming, said hackers who posted documents snatched from the climate research unit at the University of East Anglia had muddled the debate at a critical moment.

Critics of the science behind global warming argue the hacked documents show academics manipulated data to strengthen their argument backing the phenomenon.

"It (the incident) has created confusion and confusion never helps scientific discussions," Stern told reporters in London.

Governments have begun final preparations for the 192-nation conference in Copenhagen next week, where parameters will be set for a new climate change agreement. The US and China, two of the world's biggest polluters, have set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and Stern said it was vital that countries managed to agree on measures to tackle global warming.

"We have a moment now when we could get a strategy agreed," he said. "If it were to dissolve in disarray it would not be easy to put this momentum back together again."

He said that if countries did not manage to reach agreement, world temperatures could rise by five degrees Celsius (nine degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, making much of the world uninhabitable.

Some of the scientists whose private e-mails were stolen by hackers have said they believe those who leaked the documents had deliberately tried to undermine the Copenhagen conference.

For ten days the eyes of the World will see Copenaghen.
We hope Earth leaders would give us an important and significant Christmas gift.

by T N
07 december 2009, Food & Fun > Nature

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