A Real Deal – An Open Letter to Prime Minister Rudd

Dear Prime Minister Rudd,

Thank you for personally visiting the COP15 negotiations at Copenhagen, however I ask you this one thing.

Please stop playing games, wake up and take a look at the consensus around you, and sign a real climate deal.  Can you not hear the citizens of your country calling out for strong action?  100,000 of us Walked Against Warming so that you would listen.  Can’t you see the rest of the world bar a few other rich countries are not mucking around anymore.  Their citizens held a vigil on Friday night all around the world to make sure their leaders did the right thing.

For the sake of our future, and as a nation that can still provide for itself, and all those nations that will not be able to fend for themselves as climate change starts to kick in hard, sign a fair, ambitious and binding deal at Copenhagen.  The time for shallow promises is over.  The time for political games is over.  The time for positive action is now, or we will never have another chance to correct the wrongs of the past.

Sign up to a deal that will ensure that we return to 350 ppm CO2e or less, so that we can be leaders in the green economy and do our part towards avoiding catestrophic climate change.  I know you have the courage to do what is right and fair.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin, and millions of other concerned Australians

P.S  The concerned citizens of the world will leave a comment (please), so that you can get a real understanding of the concern that is out there.  While you are reading the comments, have a look at the rising movement from all corners of the globe. 

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  1. says

    Dear Gavin,

    Thank you for your open letter to me. You have convinced me to take strong action in Copenhagen and I have just given this speech to the people of the world.

    Thank you once again for giving me permission to rise to the occasion.

    Your PM,


    P.S. Great blog, keep up the good work and keep spreading the benefits about sustainable living.

  2. says

    Mr Rudd

    Enough games. Enough media spin. Time to honour the election promises you made and do something positive and meaningful to combat climate change.

    And how about stopping the games about who has the highest “total emissions”. Of course a developing country with more than a billion people (most of whom live in what we in Australia would call poverty) will have high total emissions. But the important thing for you to recognise is that Australia is one of the world’s highest per capita greenhouse gas emitters and has a legacy of many decades of emissions above those of most other countries – and do something commensurate with that unfortunate situation.

    Please, so something meaningful or get out of the way.

  3. says

    We are foolish indeed to be entrusting the future of the human race to a bunch of western politicians whose agendas are ruled by an out of date economic model and being in power. Blogs like yours, Gavin, do a great job of talking straight to the people, who I think, are our only means of change.

  4. says

    Copenhagen has been and gone and nothing of any worth has been accomplished. The inaction of our representatives proved to be a sad day for the world. However, it may well be catastrophic for our future.

    If what we saw in Copenhagen is an example of strong action then there is no hope for the inhabitants of this planet.

    To those who thought only of themselves and their own interests, Shame on You.

    There are those of us who are trying our best to make a difference but we are constantly been let down by those are meant to represent us, lead us and help leave the world a better place for future generations, not wreck it.

    Your best is not good enough.

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