British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is now warning that the upcoming climate talks this December in Copenhagen, Denmark, are in "grave danger" of failing. The UN climate change conference, also known as Cop15, in Copenhagen this year is the last chance we have to take action against â€œthe greatest threat the world has ever facedâ€.
â€œ"It is a historic moment: the ultimate test of global cooperation. Yet the negotiations are proceeding so slowly that a deal is in grave danger," Brown wrote.
Brown has, after a rather successful global climate wake-up campaign around the world (see video below), pledged he will attend the Copenhagen talks. He says the UN climate change conference is such an important subject that it cannot be left to environment ministers.
"Securing an agreement in Copenhagen will require world leaders to bridge our remaining differences and seize these opportunities," Brown wrote. "If we miss this opportunity, there will be no second chance sometime in the future, no later way to undo the catastrophic damage to the environment we will cause."
Earlier this month Foreign Secretary in the UK, David Miliband, warned that the climate negotiations are in â€œreal dangerâ€ of failing:
â€œThereâ€™s a real danger the talks scheduled for December will not reach a positive outcome, and an equal danger in the run-up to Copenhagen that people donâ€™t wake up to the danger of failure until itâ€™s too late.â€