Copenhagen - Climate Summit
- According to most scientists there is little time left to preserve the balanced climate of our planet. What are you willing to do in order to make your life greener?
- Does a politician bear a bigger responsibility than you when it comes to saving our global climate from deteriorating? Why, why not?
- Why is it so hard to reach an agreement in Copenhagen? Give examples of conflicting interests between countries.
- Is it fair to ask developing countries to cut their emissions just as much as rich nations reduce theirs?
- Some suggest that we cannot afford to deal with the environmental problems now that we are in an economic recession. How do you view that statement?
- How can green politics create jobs?
- The UN General Secretary has warned that climate changes will lead to global conflicts. How can that be?
- Some maintain that the climate changes are not human made. What do you believe?
- What are the causes of climate changes according to those who dismiss the idea that it is caused by human activities?
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Suggested words: climate, emissions, global warming and conference.
(Source: www.archive.org) The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living alone in the devasted world of 2055, looking back at archive footage from 2007 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?
Here is the trailer:
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