“Changes in Climate, Changes in Lives” - A Message from Greenpeace Brasil, (In Portuguese)Part 1
Hallo, eco-friendly viewers, and welcome to Planet Earth: Our Loving
Home. Greenpeace Brasil is a branch of the global non-profit
conservation organization Greenpeace, which seeks green solutions to
environmental issues around the world.
members are dedicated to mitigating climate change and making a
difference in shaping the future of planet Earth. Here is what Guarany
Osório, Coordinator of the Climate Campaign for Greenpeace Brasil, has
to say about the group’s efforts:
This year is the final year to save the planet. At the end of the year
in December, countries from all over the world will be discussing the
next international agreement that will regulate climate change. In
other words, it will be the agreement that will succeed the Kyoto
Protocol. Due to the current state of the critical climatic system of
the planet, we launched this slogan: 『To Save the Planet. It is Now or
Now』 because the countries and our generation have the duty of saving
the planet now.
We believe that Brazil can perform a fundamental role in the agreement in Copenhagen. Why？ Because Brazil is the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. Seventy-five
percent of Brazilian emissions derive from deforestation. So, if Brazil
eliminates deforestation in the Amazon and invests in renewable
energies, as Brazil has a great potential in this area, it can make a
difference in helping to save the planet from the climate crisis.
２００６ Greenpeace Brasil produced the compelling documentary 『Changes in
Climate, Changes in Lives』 on the effects of global warming in the
country. Brazil’s experiences are applicable to us all, as climate
change impacts everyone on our planet.
Thus the message of
this powerful film has global relevance. We would now like to present
selected segments from this insightful work.