Seal the Deal 2009
Okay, first visit this website to watch a PSA featuring yours truly… http://www.sealthedeal2009.org/…done? Nice piece isn’t it?
Well, as you can see it is all about two big scary words that are finally starting to get the universal attention they deserve…CLIMATE CHANGE!!! While some stalwart (delusional) individuals still hold out and claim it is a big fantasy, most are now willing to accept that, without drastic action, we face a disaster greater than any we could have imagined; one that is already threatening the stability and sanctity of life on this planet. This December the United Nations will be holding what they are referring to as the COP15 which stands for - the fifteenth Conference of the Parties under the United Nations’ Climate Change Convention. From the 7th of December to 18th December 2009, world leaders will gather in one place to debate this issue. If they have the courage…they will also act.
Of course, I have rarely met a politician who acts in a vacuum and I believe that if anything meaningful is to come out of this conference it is up to us…the people…who must demand it and make it so. That is why I agreed to be a featured voice for the United Nations Environment Program’s new campaign Seal the Deal 2009. I was fortunate to be part of a public service campaign video (watch it here, http://www.sealthedeal2009.org/ it is really well done) that is asking people to sign the Climate Petition online. Please do so. While I am the first to admit that petitions are not the only answer, they can send a strong message that people do care. So, while there are lots of things we should all be doing to help mitigate climate change everyday this is a really easy one. So go on…make your voice heard…and help us to make Copenhagen the success that we all deserve.