December 7, 2009

UK launches poster campaign for climate change

Timed for release in the days leading up to the Copenhagen climate summit, the British government has begun a new Act on CO2 poster initiative to raise awareness about the danger of global warming. Graphically depicted climate change messages are being placed on 900 billboards throughout the country. The campaign comes also in response to a recent survey, which found that over 50% of the British population did not think they would be affected by climate change, with less than 20% believing it would start having an impact during the lifetime of their children.

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change stated, “Climate change is not just a problem affecting distant countries into the future; it is here, it is happening and it affects each and every one of us.
Our new Act on CO2 campaign shows how serious it is, but it also shows that we can all do something about it.” Regarding the upcoming global climate change summit, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “I am committed to doing everything in my power to secure an agreement that marks the decisive global shift towards combating climate change. I believe all leaders have a responsibility to come together at Copenhagen to do this. We cannot afford to fail.”

Prime Minister Gordon Brown: If we do not reach a climate change deal at Copenhagen, if we miss this great opportunity to agree together to protect out planet, we can not hope for a second easy chance some time in the future. There will be no retrospective global agreement to undo the damage that we have caused.

Our gratitude Prime Minister Brown, Department of Energy and Climate Change and the UK government for your commitment to increasing awareness regarding our environment’s precarious state.

Blessed be such commitment in bringing the needed changes to stabilize our Earth. As on many occasions, including the following 2008 videoconference with our Association members in Germany, Supreme Master Ching Hai has encouraged bold government and media initiatives to help awaken the public toward action to alleviate our planetary crisis.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: That’s why I say if the government and the media join hands together and inform people day after day, because information is a lot and people’s brains take some time to ingest it.
They rely on the government to inform them everything that is good for them. They rely on the newspaper to give them all the news that is necessary and important to their life.

That’s the power of media and the government. I hope they use it for the best cause right now and the noble cause right now. I hope they do use it. I hope only that the human beings wake up, heed the warning, and save themselves, save their souls. Save the planet means save their souls, because if they listen and become vegan with the intention to save the beings on the planet, then they’re noble enough to be saved.

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