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.
Caroline Danaher is Geelong’s persistent climate action campaigner, who every Friday sits in front of her local Member of Parliament’s office in support of Greta Thunberg’s #FridaysForFuture school strike.
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
In particular in the field of renewable energy, 2018 gave us many landmark moments and remarkable news headlines that called for optimism. Though frustratingly slowly, the story is changing.
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
Global broadcast of ‘no-fly seminar’ about the Club of Rome’s Climate Emergency Plan “Climate change is now reaching an end-game scenario, where very soon humanity must choose between taking unprecedented action, or accepting that it has been left too late
[ Climatic clippings no 8 in 2018 ] 100 years from now, our descendants will look back on our choices in this era as no less serious than the choices made during WWI. Simply: We have the choice to preserve civilization
Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent civil disobedience movement – an “alliance of the willing” – in the UK which demands of its government that it declares a climate emergency, communicates the crisis to the public and goes zero carbon already by 2025.