More than 120 Heads of State and Government will be attending the one-day summit on climate change hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on September 23, 2014, to generate political will toward a meaningful universal climate agreement in 2015.
The summit will be aimed at mobilizing finance for climate action, increasing the use of renewable energy, increasing energy efficiency, reducing deforestation, promoting climate smart agriculture, building resilience, reducing pollutants, and promoting climate action in the world’s cities.
According to the UN climate envoy Mary Robinson, the UN summit on climate change will see the world "change course" and begin to seriously tackle global warming.
Bold commitments to action are called in areas that are critical for keeping global temperature increases to less than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
Robinson said the summit will yield concrete announcements, including a declaration on carbon-pricing and partnerships on forestry, green bonds and climate-smart agriculture.
The much awaited summit is being ignored by leaders of different nations. China (the number one polluter) is to be represented only by the Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, India (the number three polluter) is to be represented only by its environment minister, Russia and other countries seems also to underestimate it. According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon "... even though the leaders from India, China and Russia will not be able to participate in the meeting, there are other means of communications, ways and means of having their leadership demonstrated in the United Nations."
Amidst the preparation of different leaders, a lot of people, including some scientists believe that the climate change scenario is just a doomsday propaganda to scare the populace.
According to Jeff Davis of Globalclimatescam.com next Tuesday’s UN climate conference in NYC is for politicians, celebrities, and rent seekers. It’s not about climate science, nor Saving the Earth from carbon emissions of fossil fuels.
Stand-up comedian Michael Loftus on his new TV show "The Flipside" stated that the “global warming scare industry” is all about money and “control.” He even ripped Al Gore and others that perpetuate the idea that global warming is ready to bring the world to an end - unless people pay more money to prevent it.
Featured image: Brisbane city by night. Author: Steve Montgomery