UK Leading The Declaration of Climate Emergency WorldWide
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Residents of Anchorage, Alaska, just completed fifth week of above-normal temperatures, including a record high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Three other Alaska cities: Kenai, Palmer, and King Salmon, of Alaska, either set or tied all-time high temperature records on Thursday as well.
In response to the Extinction Rebellion movement, New York City declares a climate emergency. It’s the largest city in the US, with over 8.62 million inhabitants, in the video “New York City Declares Climate Emergency, Extinction Rebellion“, below:
If you have not heard Extinction Rebellion in the past, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement which uses nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.
Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support in October 2018, and launched at the end of October by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Simon Bramwell, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up! In November 2018, 5 bridges across the Thames River in London were blockaded. In April 2019 Extinction Rebellion occupied 5 prominent sites in central London: Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and the area around Parliament Square.
Citing inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy, Gandhi’s Satyagraha, the suffragettes, Gene Sharp, Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights movement, Extinction Rebellion wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown. A large number of activists in the movement have pledged to be arrested, and even to go to prison, similar to the mass arrest tactics of the Committee of 100 in 1961.
Jeremy Corbyn leads a parliamentary debate on climate change amid pressure from climate activists Extinction Rebellion, in the video “MPs debate ‘climate emergency’ following Extinction Rebellion protests-LIVE“, below:
In France, the National Assembly will discuss its carbon neutral objectives this week. The new proposals will set a 2050 target for the country to be carbon neutral. It will also pledge to halve its reliance on nuclear energy by 2035 and close all its coal-fired power stations within 3 years.… in the video “French National Assembly expected to declare ‘climate emergency;“, below:
The activist group Extinction Rebellion shut down London for 10 days to get the U.K to declare a climate emergency. And they succeeded. Christina Moses from ABC’s “A Million Little Things” explains how, in the video “The YEARS Project“, below:
Hollywood celebrities and respected journalists span the globe to explore the issues of climate change and cover intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy, in the video “Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode“, below:
Deforestation is responsible for 20% of all of the emissions, equivalent to all of the emissions from all of the transportation from the entire planet, because living trees store carbons as they grow. When these trees die, they release all the carbon into the atmosphere, leading to more global warming.
Climate change is now well understood to be a major national security issue and a source of stress on a number of the underlying causes of conflict : drought, floods, fire, food scarcity, water shortage, poverty, hunger, etc.
For those of you who are Christians, please be sure to go to 38:00 and 50:00 of the video above, to meet a Christian Climate Scientist at Lubbock, TX, voicing her views of climate change that do not conflict with her Christian faith.
Republican State Senators in Oregon have literally fled the state…all to avoid voting on a piece of climate legislation, the Clean Energy Jobs HB 2020. This development is not only dangerous for the climate, it’s also dangerous for our democracy, in “The YEARS Project“, below:
What is happening now in Oregon is threatening our democracy. We cannot afford to have politicians in office who want to bury their heads in the sand and avoid their responsibility.
John Wick, co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, was just trying to find a way to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a powerful climate change solution. He learned about an approach to farming helps sequester carbon in the soil, in the video “Carbon Farming: Harnessing The Power of The Soil“, below:
“Our founders believed that those of us in positions of power are elected not just to serve as custodians of the present, but as caretakers of the future.” — Barack Obama, in the video from Oct., 2018, “Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change“, below:
Scientists say the world is completely off track, in the video from Oct. 2018, “Why we’re heading for a ‘climate catastrophe’-BBC Newsnight“, below:
We need to radically change the way we live our life in order to reduce our net carbon emission to zero by 2050. That means we need to change the way we live: drive EV or take EV mass transport, use renewable energy (such as solar and wind), arrange our cities more efficiently and eat food produced locally. We are capable of the change. We need more responsible politicians to guide us with climate sensible policies in order to reach the goal of zero net carbon emission by 2050, to avoid much extreme weather conditions and climate conditions causing refugees.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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