10 Questions for Kofi Annan

The former U.N. head is campaigning for a climate-change deal. Kofi Annan will now take your questions

David Johnson for TIME

Kofi Annan

Has the Kyoto Protocol been effective in fighting climate change?

Eduardo Chikui

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

It has been effective in the sense that it has helped raise awareness. Obviously, we cannot pretend that we have achieved everything the Kyoto agreement had in mind, but the awareness is there. People realize that unless we take steps to arrest climate change, we are heading toward catastrophic consequences that will be irreversible.

Do you think world leaders are putting enough effort into combatting global warming?

Sothyreak Pheng

MINNEAPOLIS

I don't think so. This is why we need the energy and involvement of everyone. This...

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