Thursday, August 06, 2009

Time to change in climate change before it's too late

IndyACT and 350

I had the pleasure and the great opportunity to attend the Climate Change Media Workshop that was organized by IndyAct, an NGO based in Lebanon and who is playing a big part in this whole story. It took place on 5 and 6 August 2009, where we also met Bill McKibben, from 350 campaign which I will tell you all about in a future post.

I added the below movie so everyone can understand what 350ppm (parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere) means. Because the world needs to know.

Climate Change

As the next person, I had heard about climate change, but I thought its consequences were something to happen in the next century or the one after, but sadly it's much less, we're talking 40 years only. I can't tell you what I learned in this workshop in 1 post, however I will pass these information along the next weeks to you so you can share as well... Actually, please share, it's your life and my life at stake here.

Climate change is a direct threat to our lives and the lives of our children. It would be completely unfair to ruin this world for them while we have the chance for once to make history and actually do something good.

Copenhagen December 2009

In December 2009, we will all be hoping for the leading countries to sign on an agreement and not just any agreement that will abide them to decrease gas emissions. More on Copenhagen December 2009 in another post.

Small Islands to disappear from the face of the Earth

I will share with you this video of the President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed, in which he talks about how the Maldives, as small Islands will disappear before 2050 due to the sea level rise that is caused by climate change. Think about it, a whole country will disappear? Where will the population go? Plus, a whole country will disappear under our own eyes!!!!

Watch this video here please.

As the President of the Maldives put it: "Please, don't be stupid"


  1. When I saw the last picture, I thought we should change him before changing the way we are compromising climate.

  2. You're a very funny man aren't you. I'm laughing my ass off here because you are SO funny.

  3. Joseph, I expected so many different comments on such a post but not like yours to be honest.

  4. This guy caught my eye, seriously!

    I mean if we used him to threaten the leading countries in pollution, I am sure they will step up and find radical solutions to climate change.

  5. you know... this really shows how superficial we are. we consider how people look more than what they say. I believe our Arab countries need 1000 years before they reach the level of what the president of the Maldives is at right now. It is really sad.

  6. Joseph, we might!

    Anonymous, excellent remark you just said there, this is a man who stepped up for his country, who is modest enough to ask! You know, on October 24, there will be thousands of actions that will take place around the world, under then 350 campaign (check and one of them is President of the maldives taking 350 scuba divers to dive underwater and watch how the underwater life is diminishing.

  7. Joseph,

    I am sorry but couldn't you keep your remarks about this man's looks to yourself? This reflects badly on you. I detest nothing as much as this sort of behavior. I mean judge him on anything else but his looks. He has no choice about his looks. And besides, you see him in a way that maybe others don't. To be honest, he did not attract my attention in any wrong way.

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  9. I am interested to see your picture too, maybe it needs some changes, u know...