Sunday, 20 December 2009

Parliament Members form human chain against global warming

Parliament Members Forum formed a human chain in Kuakata sea beach on december 09 to build awareness about climate change impacts

With the call to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to a scientifically determined safe level of 350 ppm and demanding compensation from industrial countries for being responsible for global warming, a human chain was formed at Kuakata sea beach yesterday.

Organised by Parliament Members' Forum on Climate Change (PMFCC), lawmakers Ruhul Amin Hawlader, Direndra Nath Sambhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Talukder Md Yunus, Narayan Chandra Chanda and Abdullah Al Islam Jakob and different upozila chairmen-vice chairmen and municipality mayors of coastal area, addressed the human chain, among others.

The speakers said that climate changes are going to worsen and the future generations are now under threat. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries due to impact of climate change, they added.

They also said that the temperatures are rising and storms are worsening due to the whimsical behaviour of human beings. Ice is melting and sea levels are rising day by day and due to this reason Bangladesh is likely to go underwater within a short period. As a result, a large number of coastal people of the country will be homeless, they added.

They stressed on the importance of changing the behaviour of the responsible countries for reducing climate change.

PMFCC Convener and whip of Parliament ASM Firoz MP presided over the programme while it was attended, among others, by chairman of Save the Environment Movement Abu Naser Khan, Kazi Enayet Hossain, Rajib Parvez and Syed Saiful Alam.

“Change Behavior Not Climate”

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