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DURBAN CLIMATE DEAL 2011

"While governments avoided disaster in Durban, they by no means responded adequately to the mounting threat of climate change. The decisions adopted here fall well short of what is needed. It's high time governments stopped catering to the needs of corporate polluters, and started acting to protect people.

The impacts of climate change are ever more evident, and we pump ever more carbon pollution into the atmosphere each year. We are in grave danger of locking in temperature increases well above two degrees Celsius, which would foreclose our ability to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Powerful speeches and carefully worded decisions can't amend the laws of physics. The atmosphere responds to one thing, and one thing only – emissions. The world's collective level of ambition on emissions reductions must be substantially increased, and soon."

- Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists
as quoted in The Guardian (2011-12-12)

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This picture was taken on Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Planet Earth.

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Time, gentlemen please!

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