A Graphic Reminder Why COP21 Is Important

Birthday Canyon, Greenland ice sheet from “Chasing Ice” documentary

By Marjorie Sun, Alliance Executive Director

This week, negotiators from the world are wrestling to come to an agreement to curb global warming. Here is just one profound and dramatic reason–this rare footage of melting of glaciers–that the need to slash greenhouse gas emissions by the U.S. and China–the world’s two biggest emitters–is urgent and paramount. I highly recommend this documentary, “Chasing Ice”, which won an Emmy last year. It’s a profound testament to the filmmaker’s bravery and his commitment to tell this compelling story about the destruction caused by climate change. The Alliance is working hard to promote energy efficiency as a critical tool to slash carbon emissions in China and the United States.