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.
“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
Are you watching? There is a European youth uprise unfolding. Its impact is still modest and ‘under the radar’ among Australian youth, but it is making headlines and front cover stories in Europe. You can follow it on social media
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