A year ago, I had the privilege and honor to open the ceremony of the Summit on Climate Change in New York City. I read a moving passage, written by astronomer and author, Carl Sagan, about our delicate. In addition to the Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative was also hosting its annual event during the same week, which I was fortunate enough to attend as well. Following these two events I was inspired and motivated, and had high hopes as many of the world’s leaders were preparing to gather in Copenhagen in the fall to address the very issues that we were speaking about.
I was led to believe that after Copenhagen, that our world leaders would come to some understanding and agreement about what to do in regard to the cataclysmic effects of global warming, and moreover to enact legislation to hold one another accountable. In the aftermath of both the Global Summit hearing in New York, and the Conference in Copenhagen, we still have yet to take the initiative that is needed to actually make a difference and try to reverse the damage that we have already done. This is disappointing.
Earlier this year, I was asked to be a part of a global campaign that PUMA spearheaded alongside the United Nations Environmental Program. As a UNEP Ambassador fighting for changes in environmental policy, I actively pursue these opportunities.