[ Climatic clippings no 9 in 2018 ] 2018 was the year when words of emergency, breakdown, collapse and extinction started ringing in our ears with more disturbing clarity than ever before, but even so, the destruction of our climate continued
Interview with 13-year-old Alex Aidt from Geelong High School who was one of several thousand students who walked out of school and joined the school strike in Melbourne on 30 November 2018. Alex talks about what he learned from NOT
“The young people of Australia look to the actions of the government in this place, and they are revolted.” (…) “You have underestimated the young people of this nation.” ~ Senator Jordon Steele-John “What we want is more learning in
“If you want to join us in striking, you could walk out of school, like us, in November and go and sit outside a politician’s office with your own climate strike sign,” writes Harriet and Milou, who – inspired by
488 companies have set their own emissions reduction targets Companies representing around one eighth of total global market capitalisation are now using climate science to define their future direction of travel. Over 130 new corporates have made science-based emissions reduction
The world is changing fast. If we don’t keep track of the changes, we lose out on the opportunities we have right in front of our nose to transform, transition, change and improve our city, our homes and our lives.
“…and this is why I am calling on civil society and young people in particular to campaign for climate action.” ~ Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, 10 September 2018 “What is still missing is the sense of
In August 2018, a global heat shock wave saw media turn a notch on the climate change apocalypse beat [Climatic clippings post no 6 in 2018] Some of you will think you are too busy to pay attention to this.
Climatic clippings of July-August 2018 Death Valley in California has just set a scary record for “hottest month ever recorded on our planet”. The last months have brought massive wildfires and record numbers dying from heat stress. But here is something
In July 2018, the Council of the City of Richmond in California followed City of Berkeley, Montgomery County in Maryland, Hoboken City Council in New Jersey and the Los Angeles City Council and declared a climate emergency: “The City of Richmond