Meeting about Climate Change

 

A group meeting about climate change was hosted at Sturm on Monday, May 9, 2016, 4:00 P.M. in order to give a presentation in society class. A group leader who is a society class student hosted the activity.

This meeting is talk about climate change. The leader of this meeting show a video about Obama called out world leaders to strike a deal at the UN climate summit in Paris. Obama warned the delegates that there was little time left to play politics on the issue of climate change. Obama began by explaining why an urgent solution is required to ensure continued sustainability of life. He said, “You would not be here unless you – like me – were convinced that this danger is real. This is not fiction; this is science. Unchecked, climate change will pose unacceptable risks to our security, our economies, and our planet.” He gave an example of North Alaska where villages were engulfed by increasing sea levels. The Paris Summit was called upon to ratify proposed regulations that could slow down human activities on the environment; thereby controlling climate change.

Then this leader lead group talks about this speech. “Obama further acknowledged that America is one of the biggest contributors of toxic emissions to the environment,” a group member said, “he was also committed to bringing the desired change.” In response to the pollution, this person also think that America is leading from the front through effective environmental legislation and investing heavily in renewable sources of energy. American was committed to spreading its environmental conservation ideologies to the rest of the world since climate change is a global issue. “Obama encouraged developed countries to take up proactive measures and follow America’s footprints.” Said another group member.

In this speech, Obama said, “I recognize this will not be easy. It will make a commitment to innovation and the capital to continue driving down the cost of clean energy.” Obama warned that actions alone were not enough; monitoring and transparent reporting were necessary to ensure that the desired change is achieved. Without transparency and accountability, any agreement reached could be futile.

Moreover, this group leader also gives his opinion. This speech touched on the challenges facing developing countries in their attempts to contribute to environmental conservation. Obama acknowledged that poverty and lack of funds to drive climate change initiatives were the major problems facing developing nations.

As much as the previous environmental conservation targets had not been met. The group leader noted that world economies grew in the previous years while carbon emission levels remained constant.

The aim of the summit, according to Obama, was to find a way of lifting people from poverty without condemning the next generation. Any of the resolutions passed ratified could only be achieved if nations worked together in unison.

After this meeting, the group leader asked group members to finish their own word and then put them together.

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