The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is convening a summit of world leaders next week to seek to address the global climate challenge which is recognised by the world’s leading science academies. On September 21st 2014 there will be coordinated actions around the world to “take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet – now.” You can participate in this historic event by joining the People’s Climate March in London or Bristol, or by organising your own – see http://peoplesclimate.org/
“Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.
There is a sense that change is in the air. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 this 23 September to galvanize and catalyze climate action. He has asked these leaders to bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015. Climate Summit 2014 provides a unique opportunity for leaders to champion an ambitious vision, anchored in action that will enable a meaningful global agreement in 2015.”
In the interest of balance you might alternatively want to join your local Member of Parliament Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg on the 29th of September (Birmingham and Midland Institute, B3 3BS, 1-3pm) at the Bruges Group (which rejects the scientific consensus on climate change) at an event where he is speaking on UKIP and the Future of the Conservative Party together with prominent climate science sceptic James Dellingpole. Mr Rees-Mogg has expressed his views on climate change to local constituents at the Timsbury Environment Group and Mr Dellingpole has expressed his to the President of the Royal Society in the Horizon programme Science Under Attack.