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Cool the Planet!

Negotiating One World
Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Welcome. Let's call this our own project. Our O.W.N. project. One World Negotiations. And it's all about you.
The world climate treaty negotiations will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from November 6 to 17 and we'll be blogging soon from Asia and Africa about our climate, our planet, our music and our lives. Blogging about our common canopy -- the one sky we have.

It's important that you take part. Everyday, there's so much to share.

Take what's playing on the stereo right now, Sugarfree's take on the Eraserheads classic Tikman -- new sound re-creating recent music, and it's beautiful. Now, why that kind of gorgeous exchange is not happening elsewhere regarding things that matter just as much -- that's the bummer.

In November, the talks in Nairobi will be all about the future of our planet. Some call the treaty meetings the Kyoto Protocol. Many refer to it as The Climate Change Treaty -- a global agreement designed to stop dangerous climate change from taking place. Climate what? You know, extreme weather becoming more severe. Rising sea levels. Melting ice caps. More coal and oil and deforestation meaning more global warming. The works. And yet the negotiations and issues surrounding the meeting have grown so technical that discussions about it have discouraged too many from taking part and having a say on things.

Fact is, those who may suffer the most -- the voices of the developing world, our voices -- are not being heard. Truth is, now is as good a time as any to join the climate fray.

This blog is one small way for you to get involved -- a small window to Africa and Asia and the climate negotiations that we wish to open for you. So come on in. Welcome to a conversation.

One good future -- shouldn't this be our common project? Tell us all about it -- we'd like to know. After all, di ba it's all about you.

Photo: Raja Ampat, West Papua, October 2005. (c) Greenpeace; Eraserheads pic from Wikipedia; Children from Somalia by Alethea Abuyuan.

Next up -- what's in Nairobi? Who are the bloggers? Where is this headed? Stay tuned... We'd love to swap links...

posted by COOL THE PLANET @ 3:08 PM,


At 7:14 PM, Anonymous eva_guy01 said...

If you've been exploring Wikimapia or Google Earth you'd notice the heavy deforestation in ASEAN nations, particularly in Cambodia. Deforestation promotes part of the Greenhouse Effect that we all experience right now through the form of "El Nino".

And our country is no better.

Im not trying to ruffle any feathers here, but i believe all these treaties and meeting doesnt yet have the sufficient impact we need to save our planet. What we need is an alternate and cheap source of energy thats environment friendly. Otherwise, we will use oil, we will use wood, and we will use coal.

At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey hey, no feathers ruffled. In fact, your comment is very welcome. And most of the bloggers here probably agree. So lets find out -- visit again coz there's more in store when the blog goes public next week.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger Josephine said...

Hello!! My name is Giusy, I'm 17 years old and I live in Sardinia, in Italy...I think the same as you: nations must DO something to stop the global warming, and do it quickly, whithout thinking of money and only of their own interests,because this is all about the earth's sake, everybody's sake! For example, in Sardinia, during most of the year there is a lot of sun, and expexially in the north also a lot of wind...so why couldn't we use these precious natural elements as sources of alternative energy? I know that buying the right devices is very expensive, but we have to make an effort now!!
kiss kiss,

At 4:54 PM, Blogger The Kamuning Republic said...

giusy! hey, welcome... please return as often as you can. I want you to share a pic of your sky or sunset if you can. Or yourself in Sardinia which we can show to other people with a message for everyone... just send it to redcosmo(at)gmail(dot)com

chat with you soon, and take care.

At 3:03 AM, Blogger Prince Ali Ababwa said...

Hi! This is a great blog. I look forward to reading more and contributing my thoughts. A minor correction on this page though -- the picture of the three African children was taken in Tanzania. They are Maasai kids, not Somalian.


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