This message has got to me from a couple of different sources. I'll reprint the one from NUPGE.
COPENHAGEN CLIMATE ALERT – PM HARPER NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY!!!!
The UN Summit for an agreement to slow global warming is in serious jeopardy. Negotiators have so far failed to look past selfish individual country interests to forge a fair, ambitious and legally-binding agreement. Country leaders will convene for the all-important final summit tomorrow. What they decide will determine whether humans have a chance of preventing the worst kinds of climate change.
So far, the government has not budged from its irresponsible greenhouse reduction target for Canada and it continues to block the strong agreement that more progressive nations are desperately seeking for the world.
PM HARPER AND HIS GOVERNMENT NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY. TAKE THESE 2 STEPS AND YOU WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!
1) SIGN THE AVAAZ PETITION
Let's build the biggest Canadian petition in history so we can deliver it to Harper in Copenhagen. Together we can stand up to Harper and show him that Canada wants a real climate deal. Sign the petition now, then forward it to everyone you know:
Call Parliament at 1-866-599-4999 now. Ask to be put through to a member of parliament in your area (or a leading government representative such as Environment Minister Prentice, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty or Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt) to demand action to help save Copenhagen. Tell them why you want him to support a fair, ambitious, and legally binding treaty. Be sincere and keep in mind that your reasons are the right reasons.
To have risked so much in our efforts to mold nature to our satisfaction and yet to have failed in achieving our goal would indeed be the final irony. Yet this, it seems, is our situation. The truth, seldom mentioned but there for anyone to see, is that nature is not so easily molded... Rachel Carson,Silent Spring, 1962
"It has been demonstrated that forest can be put back on the most barren lands. What is required is an organized effort to rehabilitate these areas. This means trained men, and money, with legal authority over the area in question, to prevent private interests from again creating barrens and destroying the natural forest protection of vital watersheds. Considerable public sentiment has been aroused against wholesale destruction of private woodlands. Legislation, and machinery to administer the enforcement of forest protection on our important watersheds, should at least be given first consideration."
Edmund Zavitz (1875 - 1968)
Former Deputy Minister of Forestry
"Father" of modern environmentalism in Ontario and beyond