Stop global warming!

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It is now impossible to deny the existence of the causes and consequences of climate change, as the impacts that this phenomenon has produced for the planet and its inhabitants are unmistakeable. Droughts, floods and other rapidly escalating natural disasters principally affect those who are already in situations of poverty and social exclusion. 

According to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the UN, “If we fail to act, climate change will intensify droughts, floods and other natural disasters.  Water shortages will affect hundreds of millions of people. Malnutrition will engulf large parts of the developing world. Tensions will worsen. Social unrest -- even violence -- could follow” Due to this, the international conference on climate change which will take place in Copenhagen in December 2009 (COP-15) will be of vital importance, as it will be the opportunity in which a new treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol (which expires in 2012) will begin to be negotiated.
The Social Watch campaign on Climate Change is focused on bringing to the fore the situation of those communities who are being directly affected by droughts, floods and other consequences of global warming. The purpose of the campaign is to advocate for change in national and international policies, so that the impacts of climate change stop generating additional suffering for the world´s poorest and most vulnerable inhabitants.

For more information: the “Tck Tck Tck” campaign:
The Greenpeace climate change campaign: