Desperate to draw the attention of the policymakers around the world, Greenpeace activists have come up with an innovative idea and they plan to unveil a replica of the Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat to muster support for action on global warming.
Turkish and German volunteer carpenters have joined hands to build a wooden cook on the mountain where Noah’s biblical vessel had landed after the great flood. Greenpeace activists will climb the mountain on May 30 to issue a clarion call for the world leaders to tackle the issue and the next day, the ark will be unveiled.
Greenpeace activist Hilal Atici said climate change has emerged as a serious concern and the world leaders should react before it’s too late.
Climate change is real, it’s happening now and unless world leaders take urgent, decisive and far-reaching action, the next decades will see human misery on a scale not experienced in modern times. Those leaders have a mandate from the people … to massively cut greenhouse gas emissions and to do it now.
Incidentally, the United Nations delegates are meeting this week in Germany as preparation for the December negotiation on a successor of the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012. The negotiation is expected to come up with a bunch of new international rules to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.