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.
As we enter 2019, three new global climate emergency movements are making headlines: Extinction Rebellion, which started in England in 2018, the council climate emergency declaration campaign, which started in Australia in 2016 and now counts 40 councils, and the school strike movement, which Greta Thunberg started in Sweden in August 2018.
Ready for a self-managed online climate emergency resilience course? I invite you to begin that journey right here, right now. The first step will be to watch two one-hour video presentations which you find further down on this page. But
Support for Greta Thunberg’s call keeps rising. Activists from numerous countries are preparing a Global Day for Climate Action on 15 March 2019.
The lesson from Australia’s abolished carbon tax and France’s cancelled petrol tax is that it is extremely important that it is done in such a way that is reasonable and fair, and is carefully explained so that it is also perceived by the wider public in that way
“My generation won’t be able to fly other than for emergencies in a foreseeable future, if we are to be the least bit serious about the 1.5 degree warming limit…”
The Swedish teenager who simply says it as it is. “We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity.” ~ Greta
[ 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