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I just signed an urgent global petition demanding the G8 stop efforts to derail progress towards a new international treaty to tackle global warming. Climate change is a very important issue, and I thought you might like to join me in taking action.

Climate change hangs in the balance at the 2008 G8 Summit. Everyone is looking to G8 President Japan for bold leadership. But the Japanese PM has so far excluded commitments to mid-term emission cutting targets. Scientists agree: these targets — 25-40% by 2020 — are crucial if we are to avoid a climate catastrophe.  With the Japanese proposal and the US and Canada seeking to exploit loopholes in any agreement, we’re in danger of losing all the progress made towards a new global treaty at the UN climate meeting in Bali last December.

Avaaz ,the global advocacy group, is creating a worldwide public outcry to demand the G8 for strong action. The petition will be delivered to Japanese PM and G8 President, Yasuo Fukuda, on Wednesday June 18. So please, take a moment now to make your voice count  by signing the petition.  Together we can  stop the Group of Eight from ruining the planet:

Many thanks!

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