September 22, 2009
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Oksana Jaciuk   September 22nd, 2009 2:20 pm ET

Please don't critisize me as I am still a high school girl , but finally I see action being taken! President Obama's speech was a relief for me, because I finally understand that the responsibility for the pollution changes will be taken! I know that may sound funny, because what can a one girl do to decrease the polution? However, I'm willing to help, but still wondering how 🙂

cy:beh   September 22nd, 2009 2:44 pm ET

Dear IDesk,
Of all the speeches, none has mentioned the main cause of climate change, it's not CO2 but methane! More than 60% of global warming is due to livestock industry, with methane being the main culprit. Methane is 60 times more potent than CO2 in absorbing heat over a 10-year period, but methane has a half life of 7-10 years, whereas CO2 could hang around for 100 years or more! So, the immediate action is not to focus on the wrong CO2-tree, and miss the big picture, the most elegantly simple and simply elegant solution that will bring about almost immediate positive impact on curbing climate change is to get the world population to cut down meat & dairy consumption! Start with 1 day a week, 2 days a week... cut down by half, cut it out entirely! The planet will be saved! And individuals need to act instead of waiting politicians to give nice speeches that get us no where.

To solve a problem, we've gotta address the ROOT CAUSE, not just sticking band aid over the symptoms.

Once we stop emitting methane into the atmosphere, in 7-10 years, the climate will cool down, we'll have plenty of time to invent all the green tech and clean energy sources! Right now, the right thing to do is to cut down or better still stop eating meat!!

best regards,


Bruggen Marc   September 22nd, 2009 3:41 pm ET

I vote No,Because there are professors who say that climate changes on earth happend through the ages .
And now politicians want to be associated with global warming, and make it the most important item on their agenda .
Would not they better make sure everybody has enough food and freedom in this world.
But instead they want people to pay for their mismanagement over the years, in connection with the granting of subsidies to polluting companies.
And why should the world leaders hold meetings and forums around the world , which lead to nothing, and with are costly!!!!

On one side of the world farmers did not get good prices for their crops while on the other side of the world people are dying of hunger.

The politicians are only concerned with building their own career rather preoccupied with the welfare of the world population .

Bye bye from Belgium.

Dumezweni Dlamini   September 23rd, 2009 2:26 pm ET

i am in support of fighting against climate change and i also want to clarify one thing for CNN. We were told that among the 120 leaders at the UNGA there are presidents, prime ministers and one prince. It is worth noting that there's a King among those leaders. His name is King Mswati III head of state of the Kingdom of Swaziland.

Thank you

CJ - Brazil   September 25th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

There are a lot of misinformation about climate change which makes quite tough to have a right understanding on the whole picture. Some scientists say we are sensing a temperature drop on the northern hemisphere, others an increasing on the equator line, one thing is true, mankind creates a lot of waste, cuts down a lot of rainforests and pollutes as much sweet water as they can, so in some moment they will pay the price if no action is taken. We have a long road ahead in educating people and looking for new eco solutions. So, it is important to say, we have already waked up about the problem and we start doing something for the future of our kids.

nuk   September 26th, 2009 9:00 am ET

it is so sad to know and to hear that our beutiful earth we are polluting and doing nothing to preserve it , may it be the knowlingly or not knowingly but the fact remains that we are the major culprits and should be penilsied for waht we have done to it and we cannot waite and sit and see infront of our own eyes that this world is getting out of our hands and we the inhabitants cannot do anything about it .
I think our comming generations are not going to spare us by just not doing anything on the front and even didnot plan for the betterment of this beautiful palnet of ours .

Moh Yousuf   September 29th, 2009 9:27 am ET

I believe if the world is serious in its endeavour to reverse global warming, it should start with the third world countries where the pollution is at its worst particularly with cars, trucks and auto rickshaws polluting thick black smoke into the atmosphere- the cars are very old with the engines being worn out.

The world leaders must ask the third world countries to get their act together by mandatory introduction of zero rated duty/tax on newer vehicles so that the new vehicles become viable and the older ones in excess of 20 year are capable of being scrapped.

Sponge Bob Square Pants   September 29th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

I dont know, I dont feel that climate is changing.
Its ok climate.

cash loans   May 3rd, 2010 7:52 am ET

The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.

Jordan Edwards   August 12th, 2010 6:15 pm ET

it is very evident that climate change is already taking effect in this decade`*`

Decking Kits    October 18th, 2010 5:31 pm ET

Climate Change really causes the formation of bigger tornadoes and bigger typhoons too*-~

Light Fittings ·   November 8th, 2010 10:59 am ET

the climate change that we experience these days are caused by too much air pollutants ~

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