Papau New Guinea – “Lead, follow, or get out of the way”

The United States  just made a u-turn at the Bali, Indonesia Conference and  agreed to accept an agreement for a quantifiable global emissions standards to reduce carbon emissions. At first they refused:

US: I have to say that the formulation that, you know, has been given forward, we cannot accept.

(boos)

but then the Papua New Guinea spokesman, Kevin Conrad, representing one of the smallest and poorest country’s represented at the conference, made this short speech: 

PAPUA NEW GUINEAU – There is an old saying “Lead, follow, or get out of the way” And I would ask the United States, we ask for your leadership, we seek your leadership, but if for some reason you are not willing to lead, then please, leave it to the rest of us,  please get out of the way.”

The United States makes a 180 degree turn because of this speech.

United States: We will go forward and join consensus in this today.

It has becoming increasingly obvious that humans are responsible for global warming. You would think that this would influence world leaders to help reduce the carbon emissions that could mess up our world that, as the Bible teaches, we are stewards of. That is why conferences such as the Bali conference this week are so important. 

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/12/15/bali.agreement/?iref=mpstoryview#cnnSTCVideo

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