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What would happen if the long-absent Captain Planet showed up at the Climate Change Conference in in Copenhagen?
I grew up on Captain Planet and the Planeteers. They were encouraging better uses of our resources way before it was popular to be talking about it.
Check out this hilarious video and see where Captain Planet has been all these years:
Even if you have heard of the Climate Change Conference, it’s likely that it still remains rather nebulous for you.
So what exactly is it and what’s at stake there?
Our friends at The Daily Green have a VERY helpful run down of what to expect (and hope for) from Copenhagen in December.
From the article:
“Climate experts, scientists and negotiators say that, absent international agreement, the children and grandchildren of those living today will negotiate a world where planetary geo-engineering is a part of daily life, sea-walls defend coastal cities, the world’s poor are hammered by drought, floods and famine and our planet is heading toward conditions unseen for the last 100 million years.
The December talks are, in other words, the last, best chance to change course before chaos descends.
The diplomatic gathering, from Dec. 7 to 18, has one goal: create an “ambitious global agreement incorporating all the countries of the world” to succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. It will be the 16th in a line of negotiations extending back 20 years, some more successful than others, all aimed at curbing humanity’s appetite for fossil fuel.”
So what do you think? Can the UN finally make some headway in global climate policy, or should Captain Planet show up and nuke them all?
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.