2019 was the year the ‘climate emergency’ genie eventually was allowed to come out of its bottle and go mainstream…
‘We are the change’ – Excerpts from Geelong’s #ClimateStrike on 15 March 2019
Citizens of all ages who have been inspired by Greta Thunberg will join the global climate action manifestation on 15 March 2019. It currently looks as if there will be 1,325 school strikes held in 98 countries. More than 60
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