Τα πράγματα δεν είναι ΠΟΤΕ έτσι όπως φαίνονται.
Κάποτε ένας αστρονόμος είπε: «Ερεύνησα από την μια άκρη στην άλλη το σύμπαν με το τηλεσκόπιό μου. Πουθενά δεν βρήκα τον Θεό». Και κάποιος βιολιστής του απάντησε: «Και εγώ πήρα το βιολί μου και εξέτασα κάθε κομμάτι του και κάθε χορδή του. Πουθενά δεν βρήκα μουσική». Μη διαβάσετε τις επόμενες σελίδες με τον τρόπο που θα τις διάβαζε ο αστρονόμος.

6 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Νέα διαμαρτυρία για το περιβάλλον από την Avaaz.

Μπείτε στην διεύθυνση http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_our_future_europe/?cl=133754454&v=2246 πατήστε Greece και στείλετε μήνυμα στους τρεις Έλληνες αντιπρόσωπους. Το πιθανότερο βέβαια είναι να σας γράψουν στα παλιά τους τα παπούτσια και να χρησιμοποιήσουν τον αριθμό των emails για να δείξουν πόσο γνωστοί είναι. Αλλά μία προσπάθεια αξίζει τον κόπο.
Dear friends around Europe,

Far from the eyes of the media, elected representatives in the European Parliament are writing a climate and energy plan for our continent. As citizens, we've campaigned hard for a global deal to stop catastrophic global warming, and Europe's negotiators have driven progress in international talks -- but if big polluters succeed in watering down Europe's own climate action plan, all our momentum will be lost.[1] And that's just what's happening right now.

This Tuesday afternoon, European parliamentarians are gathering to finalise their proposals -- but the whole plan is being undermined by industry lobbyists demanding they lock in massive "permits to pollute", which would put emissions targets completely out of reach for 2020 and beyond.[2] Before it's too late, in the next 48 hours, let's deluge representatives from our own countries with emails and phone calls -- urging them not to give in to the lobbyists, and instead to put forward strong plans to build a sustainable future for our societies, showing the world the way forward.

Just click the link below to see the names and phone numbers of the representatives from your own country -- we've added a few "talking points" you can use in your emails and phone calls:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_our_future_europe/?cl=133754454&v=2246

68 people from 27 countries -- the members of the European parliament on its environment committee -- can fix this plan. And there are tens or hundreds of thousands of us in every one of these countries.

We're told that the most effective thing we can do is for as many as possible of us to email or call the offices of those representatives in our own countries (particularly those from the conservative EPP umbrella party, who have shown most signs of giving in to the lobbyists), making the case for them not to compromise on permits to pollute and other backward-looking loopholes, and asking them to invest in building a cleaner, greener future for Europe. At a time of economic difficulty and high fossil fuel prices, efficiency and sustainability become even more vital.[3]

Just click the link below for everything you need -- names, phone numbers, email addresses and suggestions about what to say. And don't delay -- we have hours, not days, to make a difference.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_our_future_europe/?cl=133754454&v=2246

With hope and determination,

Paul, Pascal, Veronique, Graziela, Ricken, Ben, Iain, Milena and the whole Avaaz team

Sources:

1. For Avaaz's previous climate campaign successes, see http://www.avaaz.org/en/bali_report_back/

Reuters: "EU urged to agree on climate before UN talks open":
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LU300512.htm

2. European Voice: "EPP-ED group split over carbon emissions"
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/imported/epp-ed-group-split-over-carbon-emissions/62506.aspx

AFP: "WWF criticises attempts to water down EU's green targets"
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hJvhQ9ClFitMa4husGWkUZRYJxQQ

Financial Times: "Climate change fears over industry lobbyists"
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4e47f656-88ba-11dd-a179-0000779fd18c.html

EUX.tv: "EU set for 'Super Tuesday' with controversial vote on climate"
http://www.eux.tv/article.aspx?articleId=20536

3. UK Stern Review: "Ignoring climate change will damage economic growth":
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/4/3/executive_summary.pdf

EU carbon market will not raise power prices:
http://www.euractiv.com/en/climate-change/report-eu-carbon-market-raise-power-prices/article-175667

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