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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Desmond Tutu on Climate Change

From Desmond Tutu's article:
"Normally, voices from places such as Ethiopia, the Maldives and Kenya are sidelined in international forums. But this time, it might be different because a determined movement is building around the world.
This Saturday, 350.org, an organization that I support, will coordinate thousands of events and rallies in 170 countries to bring the number 350 to global attention.....
Groups will gather in the world's most iconic places – from Table Mountain in Cape Town to the tops of Himalayan peaks. Across the planet, churches will ring their bells 350 times that day. Last weekend, Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed led 13 Cabinet members in an underwater meeting to highlight the country's rising sea levels. People in almost all the nations of the earth are involved. It's the same kind of coalition that helped make the word "apartheid" known around the world.
In South Africa, we showed that if we act on the side of justice, we have the power to turn tides. Worldwide, we have a chance to start turning the tide of climate change with just such a concerted effort today."

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