Month: December 2018

‘Grown-ups Have Failed Us’ :: Earth Island Journal

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Greta Thunberg is a troublemaker. A rabble rouser. A movement builder. She’s also all of 15 years old. Thunberg might look small for her age, but this pigtailed teenager from Stockholm has been packing quite a punch on the international arena ever since she went on strike for about three weeks leading up to Sweden’s September 9 elections by refusing to attend school. Instead, she parked herself outside the Swedish parliament to protest her country’s inadequate action on climate change, handing out leaflets to passersby that said: “I’m doing this because you adults are shitting on my future.”

When I spoke with Thunberg over Skype recently, she called on all young people across the world to join the #FridayForFuture movement and push their governments to take more urgent action on climate change. “The grown-ups,” she says, “have failed us.”

Once you learned about our role in changing the climate, you…

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Climate chaos is the most political issue of our time, to stop it we need systemic change – Counterfire

Climate breakdown is a political issue, and to stop it we need to tackle it at the root, argues Jim Scott
— Read on www.counterfire.org/articles/opinion/20054-climate-chaos-is-the-most-political-issue-of-our-time-to-stop-it-we-need-systemic-change

2018: A Tipping Point for Climate Change

Did the world wake up to climate change in 2018? Or are we falling deeper into ignorance about the environmental changes happening all around us? Looking at the events and trends of 2018 demonstrate that we are at a climate change tipping point. Will the world wake up and take action in time?
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2018/12/30/2018-a-tipping-point-for-climate-change/amp/

Call for a Plastic-Free Future – Greenpeace International

"OUR WORLD"

Remember your first toothbrush, it’s probably still out there!

We are calling on people around the world to create a “Million Acts of Blue”

Actions to push retailers, corporations and businesses to reduce single-use plastic. It’s going to take communities both large and small to tackle the scale of the current plastic pollution crisis, we all have a role to play. Every action to reduce single-use plastic sends a message to the industry that it’s time to change. We can no longer allow products that are used for a few seconds to pollute our planet for a lifetime.

For a plastic – free future go here to download the app and get more information…

https://www.greenpeace.org/international/act/lets-end-the-age-of-plastic/

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Jerry Brown: Climate change challenges as serious as those faced in World War II

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The outgoing California Democratic governor joined “Meet the Press” for an in-depth discussion about climate change.
By Ben Kamisar

WASHINGTON — California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown warned that America and the rest of the world are falling behind in the fight against climate change and likened the challenge to fighting the Nazis in World War II.

In an interview for Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” the outgoing governor called on President Donald Trump to take the lead in addressing the issue. “Instead of worrying about tariffs, I’d like to see the president and the Congress invest tens of billions in renewable energy, in more-efficient batteries, to get us off fossil fuel as quickly as we can,” Brown said.

“I would point to the fact that it took Roosevelt many, many years to get America willing to go into World War II and fight the Nazis. Well, we have an enemy, though…

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