Gilbert Vial: When you think a talk is about one thing and it's really about something else...
I was on my way to the conference when I saw a talk titled "Citizens of the World: COP21 Actors" having seen Alec Baldwin just the day before I assumed it was about actors and celebrities making statements about what they want to see for climate change. Well, let's just say I was very wrong. 😬
The reason I wanted to write about this specific talk is that this idea and this organization was summed up perfectly at the debate about the poll,
"This is real democracy."
This is what I feel we need to get real information and realise what we need to do to get an idea of how literate the world is in climate change. After looking over the report, I posted this:
This program and organization is what made me feel truly hopeful about the public and their knowledge of climate change and I hope the organization continues to host a poll on Climate Change.
Here's a link to their website where you can look through the report. http://climateandenergy.wwviews.org (Picture below is taken from the report.)
10/12/2015 08:01:40 am
Enjoyed this article. Because many young people as yourselves are getting involved and taking action....I am hopeful too!!!
10/12/2015 12:16:01 pm
I think that it is very important that there are debates happening about what to do about the climate change situation. The poll that was taken shows that a majority of people are on the same page that action needs to be taken for our futures sake. What is surprising is that there are countries that believe that we should not do everything we can to help our world and even worse is that there are votes to just sit back and do nothing at all. I think that the right thing will be done and that majority will rule.
10/12/2015 05:57:24 pm
It's great to finally see that the world as a whole realizes the severity of this issue. Many developed countries other than the U.S. have already seen the red flags that have been present throughout the world for some time now. I think the U.S. needs to take initiative on this topic and start spreading the word. I firmly believe that if the U.S. as a whole starts to take action on curbing our carbon emissions than other developed nations will follow. It is our job as tomorrow's future to take action now, so that our kids will one day be able to live in a world that still exists on Earth. If action is not taken soon the world is sure to lose its natural ecosystems. At the talk with Gilbert we learned of making African nations being flooded and losing their entire villages. Ice caps melting is a serious issue that is being overlooked in our society by other invaluable topics that only teach hate and not how to work together for the common good of man. I want to be able to raise a family in a manner that I was raised in. Our world will not be around for ages to come and future generations will be depleted by our own ignorance if we do not take action. Voting and awareness are the key, but the question remains: Is it too late?
13/12/2015 08:55:28 pm
How important is it for one to respond to the surveys about climate change. How is it impacting the solution to climate change? It's great to see all these countries respond. And it is amazing to see even the less develop countries taking a part too. I wish the bigger countries would start taking a much bigger role in the change and then maybe everyone could get on board.The little nations of Africa are really going to be suffer if something doesn't change. And I hope there is enough time to save them. It is great to seee so many participants in the survey.
15/12/2015 08:32:47 pm
Climate change is clearly evident based on the fact that it was 65 degrees in early December in Pennsylvania. Climate change has adverse effects on other aspects besides just temperature. It will ultimately effect water, food, the economy due to globalization. I'm glad that there is a consensus that there needs to be action taken in order to control climate change. However, it's complicated to decide how to limit nations on consumption and emission of green house gases because developing nations such as India and China argue that these limitations will effect their growth of their prospering and growing economies.
18/12/2015 04:13:10 pm
It is very reassuring to see that public knowledge about the danger of climate change is growing at a very rapid rate.
18/12/2015 05:20:50 pm
It's amazing to see that the whole world agrees that there needs to be something done about climate change. That poll is extremely satisfying to see because it shows that a large portion of the world knows and understands how urgent it is to limit the temperature from increasing 2 degrees Celcius.
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