Green peace and WWF which I support whole heartily with a passion can not do this purely on their own in my opinion. More organisations and especially the government should be backing them all the way and putting wheels into motion NOW to save this planet before its too late. Many take this world and creatures for granted.. using and abusing life's great creations.
How can we convince the majority who hold the power to buck up their ideas and save and protect the planet and all its beauty ?
Geography - Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature
Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature
Go to this to learn more about climate change.
These groups were also at Kyoto representing their members worldwide and
presenting their viewpoints. The WWF with 4.7 million members and
Greenpeace with 2.5 million members are both very influential globally as
well as locally. Both groups are concerned with the ecosystems that will be
lost with rising sea levels. They are unhappy with the reliance of the
world on burning fossil fuels  to produce energy. WWF believes in
tackling the source of the problem. By 2001 they aim to ensure that
industrialised nations set in motion a permanent downward trend in their
domestic emissions of carbon dioxide - the leading global warming gas - as
a first step towards substantial reductions in emissions by 2010.
Go to this to find out more about Greenpeace and what they are working
Greenpeace believes that the existing loopholes, for Kyoto policies, which
some countries endorse, would enable the U.S., Australia, Canada and New
Zealand to escape any reductions at all. Without domestic action all the
international efforts will come to nothing in terms of protecting the
world's climate system.
Two of the major outstanding issues are the use of carbon trading to avoid
action, and the question of how much responsibility a country must take at
home to reduce greenhouse  gas emissions from motor vehicles and power
stations. By planting forests, or even through accounting tricks with
existing forests, some countries could claim enough carbon credits to avoid
taking any action to reduce pollution. Unrestricted use of carbon trading
could allow polluters in the U.S. and elsewhere to avoid reducing their
greenhouse  pollution by simply buying carbon credits from other
nations. So far, only 14 countries, all of them developing and mostly small
island nations, have ratified the Kyoto Protocol.
Compare the interests of these government and non-government responses to
sea level change and global warming in the short-term and in the long-term.
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