With Love from Indonesia to the World

REDD – A Solution or Just Another Project?

To Al Gore, Global Warming is definitely not a political, but a Moral Issue. To someone like Emil Salim, this need to be addressed seriously and intelligently….. But, alas, Al Gore is too far away from us, and unfortunately Emil Salim is just a thin voice in the wilderness. It was therefore very comforting to read the recent editorial of The Jakarta Post under the title of “Climate Unawareness” (November 25th,...

Practical Solutions to Climate Change

This is my third day at the UN Conference on Climate Change in the beautiful island of Bali….. Listening to one distinguished speaker after another, my conviction gets stronger that the solution to Global Warming and Climate Change lies not in this Conference Hall. It lies not with Governments and Government Officials – but lies in the hands of the people of the world, the commoners like you and me. Just think of...

Declaration of Global People Power Movement for Climate Reverence by People of Earth

United Nations Climate Change Conference Bali, Dec. 14, 2007 (Closing Day) This is in response to: Mr. Al Gore’s Vision of Global People Power Movement to address to the issue of Climate Change as stipulated by him in his speech in Bali, on 13 December 2007, and Indonesian President HE Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Appeal made also in Bali, on the 11th of December, 2007 regarding the need to Love and Revere...

Climate change and its impact on all of us

“So, what brings you here?” asked the U.S. immigration officer while looking at my passport and eying my face at the same time. I was at the Los Angeles International Airport, my gateway into the United States. So, in compliance with U.S. immigration law, I had to go through immigration clearance there — although my destination was New York. “I am here to attend the UN conference.” I...

Ancient lessons to help us fight climate change

Thousands of years ago — to be precise around 10,000 BC — we faced a similar climate problem to what we are facing today. According to one popular Hindu legend, contamination had poisoned the seas and the oceans. It was a terrible situation. The polluted waters caused poisonous gases that threatened life on earth. At that time, the whole world united to deal with the crisis. All wars between the nations...

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