Climate change is something I feel really passionately about, and thus when I head the latest news about the US outburst against taking action to combat global warming at next week’s G8+5 summit in Germany I was absolutely horrified.

Basically, the Bush administration has told Germany that it refuses to discuss any form of mandatory emissions targets – absolutely vital if we are to avoid irreparable damage to our planet.

Read the article in the Financial Times here.

YOU CAN HELP!

Sign the online petition here (Avaaz.org has a proven track record of getting our voices heard on the global stage):

http://www.avaaz.org/en/climate_g8/a.php

Here’s the message leaders will hear:

“Climate change is the greatest threat facing our world today – and we are almost out of time to stop it. You must tackle this problem now, decisively and together. Start working toward a new global agreement this year. Set binding global targets for emissions to avert catastrophic climate change. Take bold action immediately – and we will join our efforts with yours.”

Already 166,464 of us have signed. Can we get to 200,000 signatures by Thursday? If each of us tells five friends, we could raise a million voices by next week’s meeting.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/climate_g8/a.php

This global summit is the key. Before it’s too late, in these next ten days, let’s raise a global cry that can’t be ignored — to help save our fragile planet, and avert looming danger to millions of lives.

Thank you.