“I appeal to the whole world. I appeal to the leaders from all over the world to open our eyes to the stark reality that we face. I appeal to ministers. The outcome of our work is not about what our political masters want. It is about what is demanded of us by seven billion people. I appeal to all: Please, no more delays, no more excuses. Please, let Doha be remembered as the place where we found the political will to turn things around, and let 2012 be remembered as the year the world found the courage to do so, to find the courage to take responsibility for the future we want. I ask of all of us here: If not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?”
– Yeb Saño, Philippines climate change commissioner, speaking last year at COP18 climate change summit in Doha
Art based on photograph by Francis R. Malasig/European Pressphoto Agency
Transcript from Democracy Now!