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Oct 01, 2009

Message to world leaders

by Krista Stryker — last modified Oct 01, 2009 12:00 AM

Wageningen, Netherlands: Be sensible, please.

Be sensible please


Sep 24, 2009

Maria: one woman facing the effects of a climate catastrophe

by PhilLee — last modified Sep 24, 2009 11:28 AM

Maria is from the Kiribati Islands in the Pacific and part of a solidarity network called the Pacific Calling Partnership. Hear her experience of facing the destruction of her homeland and her call to global leaders to act fast to preserve her way of life and that of millions of others.

Sep 22, 2009

one minute to save the world

by PhilLee — last modified Sep 22, 2009 12:45 PM

Can a group of young people change the world? Perhaps only they can see the simple truths. With so little time left, and all in the same boat, it is very fair for them to ask, Why are we all fighting each other?

Sep 21, 2009

Stop the big melt in the Himalayas

by Krista Stryker — last modified Sep 21, 2009 11:37 AM

Mount Everest climber Pemba Dorje Sherpa is urging the Australian government to do its part to stop global warming before it's too late.

Pemba Dorje SherpaThe world’s fastest Mount Everest climber, Pemba Dorje Sherpa, has called on the Australian government to halve the country’s carbon pollution by the middle of the next decade to help stop the melting of the Himalayas.

Mr Sherpa says his home is changing because of global warming.


“The glaciers around Everest are disappearing and our way of life is being
threatened,” he says.

Mr Sherpa’s call for action coincides with the release of a Friends of the Earth report which says the big melt in the Himalayas is the one of humanity’s single greatest threats from global warming.

“Warming across the greater Himalayas is two-to-four times the global average. This rise in temperature will increase hazards such as avalanches, debris flows, landslides and flash floods,” says FoE spokesperson Damien Lawson. 


Find out more about the big melt of the Himalayas and read the FoE report here.

Sep 20, 2009

Message to world leaders

by Krista Stryker — last modified Sep 20, 2009 12:00 AM

Gonnie, Wageningen, Netherlands: Hey government, I prefer solar and wind energy to nuclear and coal! Cheers, Gonnie.

Gonnie message

Sep 17, 2009

The Age of Stupid global premiere

by PhilLee — last modified Sep 17, 2009 12:45 PM
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Friends of the Earth International is proud to be associated with The Age of Stupid, director Franny Armstrong's new film illustrating the disastrous effects of climate change.

age-of-stupid-titleThe drama-documentary follows an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, asking himself the question, "why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?".  The incredibly provocative and powerful film has helped bring about important discussion around climate change ahead of the Copenhagen Summit in December of this year.


The premiere of The Age of Stupid took place worldwide on September 21/22 on the International Day of Climate Action. Friends of the Earth groups that took part in the screening included Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cyprus, France, Hungary, Romania and many more.


Celebrities and politicians from all over the globe put their weight behind the film. The New York premiere alone was attended by Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson, Moby, The Age of Stupid's Oscar-nominated star Pete Postlethwaite and filmmakers Franny Armstrong and Lizzie Gillett. 


Many other celebrities arrived in New York by sailing boat, bike, rickshaw, electric car or skateboard before walking down the green (not red!) carpet.


Let's hope the film will inspire people in developed countries to cut down on their carbon emissions and call for a just agreement at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen this December.

For information about the film and how you can still see it go to The Age of Stupid website.


Watch the trailer here:



Sep 09, 2009

aug 22: What is your country doing about climate change?

by PhilLee — last modified Sep 09, 2009 12:25 PM
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Young Friends of the Earth urge you to Act Now on climate change. Watch the ice melt!

Michael Rooney's message to world leaders

by PhilLee — last modified Sep 09, 2009 02:08 PM

michael rooneyTo All Politicians,


I am asking you to do the right thing in Copenhagen; you have our lives in your hands.


Your commitment to our environment will affect the lives of our future generations and how and if they can live in this world.


Remember, with climate change, there are no second chances; we cannot rectify your mistakes.
Yours in Peace



Sep 01, 2009

Message to world leaders

by Krista Stryker — last modified Sep 01, 2009 12:00 AM

Ola, Wageningen, Netherlands: Hey government, take the lead on strong international climate policy! Regards, Ola.

Ola message