Greenpeace activists ask US to check emissions

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New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Activists of Greenpeace, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) staged demonstration to implore upon the visiting United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to check the green house emissions in her country.

The demonstrators cited the suffering of the victims of the cyclone 'Aila' which they attributed to global warming.

They further said that the United States roughly produces one-quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions as such it should instantly take steps to check the spate of emissions from its land.

"We have come here to tell Hillary Clinton that the Aila (cyclone) victims in Sundarbans are not responsible for what they have gone through. The emissions in United States have caused global warming and climatic changes due to a great extent. We want the United States to come up with deep emission cuts and then it should come to India and ask us to do something on climate change," said Siddharth Pathak, Climate Energy Campaigner, Greenhouse, Indian chapter.

The activists also said that the Indian youth is aware of the scenario and making efforts to check emissions, which the United States too must emulate.

"We want the US government to take action on climate change just like the Indian youths are taking action here," said Rewa Prakash, an activist of Indian Youth Network, New Delhi. (ANI)

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