Friday, December 10, 2010
Cancun, Mexico – Bolivian President Evo Morales called Thursday to save the Kyoto Protocol and to create an international climate justice tribunal.
‘The planet is wounded,’ Morales, Bolivia’s first president of indigenous descent, said in Mexico’s Caribbean resort city of Cancun.
‘We have an enormous responsibility with life and with humanity,’ he told the UN Climate Conference in a 20-minute speech.
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Morales asked industrialized nations to approve a second round of commitments to the Kyoto Protocol, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions after 2012.
‘If we send the Kyoto Protocol to the bin, we will be responsible for ‘ecocide,’ and thus for genocide, because we would be attacking humanity as a whole,’ he said.
This article was posted: Friday, December 10, 2010 at 9:51 am