2 hours ago

support a real Plastics Treaty! Don't allow #bigoil to BS and #lie as they have for 40 yrs

#ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateAction

GenderCC-Women Climate Justice
6 hours ago

#BonnClimateConference week one is coming to an end with countries from the Global North as usual pushing for #dangerousdistractions and #falsesolutions. Listen to @Melissa Moreano from the @Critical Geography Collective of Ecuador and @Ivonne Yànez from @Accion Ecoloògica talk about what we call #falsesolutions to the climate crisis. #FeministClimateJustice


#BonnClimateConference #SB58 #ClimateChange #JustTransition #ClimateAction #GenderJustice #FeministClimateJustice #ClimateJustice #Feminist #TimeForAction #ActOnTheGap #MissingVoicesCop #ActNow #NotWithoutUs

GenderCC-Women Climate Justice
6 hours ago

📣At #BonnClimateConference #SB58 30% of participants are below the age of 30 years!

Youth in climate action is vital, because they will have to live on a hot planet. Yesterday the #YouthStocktake had a critical look at challenges for youth inclusion in #UNFCCC.

Read our article about inclusive environmental education in India #YouthforClimate #FeministClimateJustice

#BonnClimateConference #SB58 #ClimateChange #JustTransition #ClimateAction #GenderJustice #FeministClimateJustice #ClimateJustice #Feminist #TimeForAction #ActOnTheGap #MissingVoicesCop #ActNow #NotWithoutUs

Julia Janiszewski
7 hours ago

Re the uptick of #ecoanxiety and #climateanxiety in the wake of the wildfires and huge levels of smoke in major cities; this was my own climate “origin story”, 3 years ago during the Australian bushfires where my then-city of Canberra had the worst air quality in the world. It is vitally important that we don’t admonish people for not waking up to the urgency and dread earlier. We need to provide solidarity and intention to grow the #climateaction movement into meaningful change.

9 hours ago

Join the Great Big Green Week this weekend! Explore #Oxfordshire events like a plant sale in Bloxham, a bat walk in Nethercote, & more. Let's show our commitment to tackling climate change through community action. #GreatBigGreenWeek #ClimateAction

EU in Lebanon
20 hours ago

🌍 The EU is driving the transition towards renewable energies in Lebanon, with an ambitious and sustainable vision. Join us as we build a greener, more resilient future. 🌿🌎
#EUEnvironmentWeek #EUGreenWeek #ClimateAction #EUGreenDeal #Sustainability #GreenEnergy


1 day ago

how do these rat bastards continue to operate? they should be forced out of business for the decades of lying about what their product does to the Earth

#ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateAction

Bread and Circuses
1 day ago

Writer Thomas Ott provides a summary of steps you might take to prepare for the hazardous months and years ahead of us...

"Your Family’s Emergency Plan"

We all know that climate change is a global challenge that is already having profound impacts on our planet. From rising temperatures to extreme weather events, the effects are becoming increasingly clear.

It is essential to take action now to prepare for the coming climate disaster and to protect yourself and your families.

⒈ Educate Yourself and Your Family
⒉ Develop a Family Emergency Plan
⒊ Build Resilience into Your Home
⒋ Prepare an Emergency Kit
⒌ Get Involved in Your Community

Each of the points above is explained in the full article.

See --

#Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #Community

Caution road sign, against a dark and threatening sky, reads: "Are you ready?"
Bread and Circuses
1 day ago

The new El Niño phase has begun, which means the odds are very high that 2023 will be the hottest year you have ever experienced and potentially the most catastrophic.

You can watch the gif below to see the ocean rapidly warming off the coast of South America. Here's part of a story from NPR...

El Niño is officially here, and that means things are about to get even hotter. The natural climate phenomenon is marked by warmer ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific, which drives hotter weather around the world.

"This could lead to new records for temperatures," says Michelle L'Heureux, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center.

The hottest years on record tend to happen during El Niño. It's one of the most obvious ways that El Niño, which is a natural climate pattern, exacerbates the effects of climate change, which is caused by humans burning fossil fuels and releasing greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.

But temperature superlatives obscure the bigger trend: the last 8 years were the hottest ever recorded, despite a persistent La Niña that took hold in late 2020 and only just ended, depressing global temperatures. That's how powerful human-caused warming is: it blows Earth's natural temperature variability out of the water.



#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency

Animation of weekly sea surface temperature patterns in the tropical Pacific Ocean, from January 30 to June 4, 2023.
Bread and Circuses
1 day ago

A message from Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg)...

School strike, week 251.

Today, I graduate from school, which means I’ll no longer be able to school strike for the climate. This is then the last school strike for me, so I guess I have to write something on this day.

When I started striking in 2018 I could never have expected that it would lead to anything. After striking every day for three weeks, we were a small group of children who decided to continue doing this every Friday. And we did, which is how Fridays For Future was formed.

Some more people joined, and quite suddenly this was a global movement growing every day. During 2019, millions of youth striked from school for the climate, flooding the streets in over 180 countries. When the pandemic started, we had to find new ways to protest.

With time, we started to get back on the streets again. We’re still here, and we aren’t planning on going anywhere. Much has changed since we started, and yet we have much further to go.

We are still moving in the wrong direction, where those in power are allowed to sacrifice marginalised and affected people and the planet in the name of greed, profit and economic growth. They continue to destabilise the biosphere and our life supporting systems. We’re rapidly approaching potential nonlinear ecological and climatic tipping points beyond our control.

And in so many parts of the world, we are even speeding up the process. There are probably many of us who graduate who now wonder what kind of future it is that we are stepping into, even though we did not cause this crisis.

We who can speak up have a duty to do so. In order to change everything, we need everyone. I’ll continue to protest on Fridays, even though it’s not technically “school striking”. We simply have no other option than to do everything we possibly can. The fight has only just begun.

🤗 💚

#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #ClimateJustice

Greta Thunberg, in her graduation dress, posing outside the Swedish Parliament with her School Strike for the Climate sign.
GrrlScientist Ⓥ :verified:
1 day ago
Transition Together
1 day ago

A taste of what Transition groups are up to this weekend:

🌱Transition Town Rugby volunteer session at their herb garden

☕Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition green coffee & chat, also at their herb garden!

🐜Abingdon Carbon Cutters host a biodiversity walk

🌺 Transition Buxton have a plant swap at the town's market

🛠 Transition Crich launch their new #repaircafe - good luck! And Transition Town Louth also repairing this weekend!

⛱ Deal With It - Transition Deal beach clean

🔌Many #Transitiontowns have #GreatBigGreenWeek events - like Vision 21 kicking off a cable amnesty, trying to recycle as many of those lurking wires as possible through their Reclaim store.

Plus, looking forward to lots of folks in the North West joining our regional gathering Greenslate Farm!

All this community-led action/change this weekend... and every weekend! Tell us what else you have going on?

#Communityaction #climateaction #growingcommunity #transitiontown #incredibleedible

Two smiley volunteers are looking after herbs in one of Transition Town Rugby's raised herb beds. In the background are mature trees and a little building with moss growing on the roof.
1 day ago

Auch diesem Text lässt sich entnehmen, dass eine umfassendere Diskussion über eine Gruppe namens #LetzteGeneration, die sich nicht nur auf einzelne Kritikaspekte bezieht, dringend von Nöten wäre....

Come visit us at the Squamish EV Expo! Last year was a hit, and this year is set to be even better! June 17 at the Squamish adventure Center.
Use the link below to access the VEVA calendar for more details.

#ElectricVehicles #Vancouver #exposition #experience #ClimateAction

Join the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association at the Spring Edition Expo in Squamish, BC Saturday June 17, 2023
2 days ago

The biggest funders & marketers of #TreePlanting as a #ClimateAction goal are actually #BigTimber #ecocide #forestry & #FossilFuel corporations. They know telling ppl they'll plant a ton of trees or lying about cleanups helps their #corporate #greenwashing laundry.

You're dumb ASF to believe it. You can plant 50 million trees - most won't survive. Ancient #OldGrowth #forests have #irrreplaceable #CarbonSinks essential to planetary survival for all living beings. Abandoned wells poison, still.

2 days ago

#BillS5 was to #modernize #Canadian #EnvironmentalProtectionAct - the right of all people in #Canada to a #HealthyEnvironment is now recognized in law. Although ultimate goal was to have this right enshrined in the #CanadianCharterOfRightsAndFreedoms - getting it into this #law is a great start.

The Environmental Protection Act hadn’t been #updated since 1999.

#environmental #HumanRights #Ecojustice #ActivismWorks #LongBattles #ClimateAction #EnvironmentalJustice


In our quest for a #sustainable future, the urgent need to tackle #carbondioxide emissions has become undeniable. With a staggering 50 billion tons released annually, this #greenhousegas is trapping heat and reshaping our planet.

Enter Carbon Capture tech: Companies like #Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. are building direct air capture (DAC) #carbonremoval facilities at a large scale, “which would have been off the table a few decades ago, as kind of a wacky scheme by mad scientists, now needs real consideration.”

#video #engineering #sustainability #co2 #carboncapture #technology #innovation #climateaction #climatecrisis #climatechange

2 days ago

Why we need to respect Earth’s last great wilderness – the ocean 🌊🐟

There are plans to harness our seas to help tackle the effects of the climate emergency. But without understanding and respect a life support system for our planet could be trashed

#deforestation #energy #ActNow #environment #ClimateCrisis #Science#Nature #climate #ClimateEmergency #climatecrisis #wildlife #ClimateAction #photo #photography #GlobalWarming #pollution #news #biodiversity

Cortez grunt fish, Haemulon flaviguttatum, swim through a red tide off the Islas Murciélagos, Costa Rica. Photograph: James RD Scott/Getty Images
2 days ago

And talking about #climateaction, a question came about #citizensassemblies. #RoryStewart replied they were great and did a better job than #Parliament, giving the example of #abortion legislation in Ireland. Would he be ready to actively support #directdemocracy and shoot himself in the foot? I think not.

We need a transparency register and rules against the fossil industry's influence on #Climate protection now!

That is what a hundred politicians from the US and Europe are calling for. #KickBigPollutersOut #ClimateAction
RT @micha_bloss: 🚨𝐅𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐊𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐳🚨

Und die🇪🇺ist Komplizin. Schluss damit!

Wir brauchen JETZT📍Transparenzregister und Regeln gegen den fossilen Einfluss!

Das fordern hundert Abgeordnete aus 🇪🇺&🇺🇸


Portraitbilder von verschiedenen Unterzeichner*innen des Offenen Briefs vor dem Hintergrund einer Öl-Raffinerie. Darüber der Schriftzug "Kick Big Polluters Out".
Lobelia Earth
2 days ago

By addressing the root causes of wildfires & taking decisive action, we can create a world where communities are protected, biodiversity thrives, & social and environmental justice prevail.
#WildfirePrevention #ClimateAction #CommunityResilience

4/ END

GenderCC-Women Climate Justice
2 days ago

#BonnClimateConference started this Monday! The #NotWithoutUs team will attend the second week of negotiations!

On Saturday, June 10th, we invite you to join our side event at 11:45-13:00 at Room Bonn to learn the difference between #RealZero pathways and #dangerousdistractions 🌎‼️

#BonnClimateConference #SB58 #ClimateChange #JustTransition #ClimateAction #GenderJustice #FeministClimateJustice #ClimateJustice #Feminist #TimeForAction #ActOnTheGap #MissingVoicesCop #ActNow #NotWithoutUs

LM Little
2 days ago

This is what #RegulatoryCapture looks life in #Canada. #BigOil wrote the strategies and rules for the Harper Cons and does it for the Trudeau Liberals too. #CorporateCapture of public govts in Canada is destroying #democracy and any hope of #ClimateAction. Thank you for this article @thenarwhal

#Cdnpoli #ClimateEmergency

Al Wirtes
2 days ago

@w7voa When the Cuyahoga River caught fire, we got the EPA as a result. I’m amazed that people aren’t immediately calling for immediate #ClimateAction .

Dr Rebecca Rooney
2 days ago

Goooodmorning and welcome to another smokey day in the #climatecrisis! #canadians can check their #airquality forecast here:
If the #pm25 is high (>35 ug/m3), don’t want breathe the air. Those n95 #masks and #HEPAfilters you got for #COVID will also protect your #lungs from #wildfire #smoke particles (but not ozone or other hazardous gases).

Here’s a real tip: it’s not too late to demand #climateaction

Dr Sam Burgess 🌊 🌍 💸
2 days ago

May SeaIce highlights from #C3S:

#Antarctic sea ice extent reached a record low monthly value at 17% below average;

#Arctic sea ice extent was very close to average and almost identical to the value recorded in May 2022.


#CopernicusClimate #ECMWF #reanalysis #OpenScience #EarthObservation #ERA5 #ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #Arctic #Antarctic

André Reichel
2 days ago

Freedom. Or something… #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction

Statue of Liberty in orange haze due to wildfires

Greta Thunberg: "I don't want your hope. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as if you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house was on fire, because it is."

#Canada #US
#DontLookUp #fire #smoke
#ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction

Greta Thunberg: "I don't want your hope. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as if you would in a crisis.  I want you to act as if the house was on fire, because it is."
teledyn 𓂀
4 days ago

"It is hard to see why the lower and middle classes in the rich countries would be willing to make a major effort to curtail emissions if they feel that the upper class is free to go on living and emitting greenhouse gases as before." — Thomas #Piketty

#statingtheobvious #climateaction #carbontax #CapitalAndIdeology

Dan Vieira
5 days ago

🔥 🇨🇦 'The most land ever burned in a single year was 46,000 square kilometres in 2014. Over the weekend, an average of about 1,800 square kilometres burned each day. If that pace keeps up, the 2023 total will surpass 2014 within the next week.' #canada #wildfire #climateaction

Stingray's Badger Friend
5 days ago


TLDR: they've made a thin laptop, to try and convince you that your current functioning laptop is too fat (that's a whole other topic), and you should buy another one.

They failed to mention we're in the middle of a #ClimateEmergency and no one should be buying a new laptop if they don't need it


Dr Sam Burgess 🌊 🌍 💸
5 days ago

Today on #WorldEnviornmentDay I had the opportunity to present the @CopernicusECMWF State of the Climate report #ClimateAction #ClimateStripes

@ed_hawkins @europarl_en

Kathy CW
1 week ago

You can’t adapt or make preparations ahead of time if you refuse to accept that a threat is imminent, and that is where we tend to fall flat. #ClimateChange #ClimateAction

At the root of this issue is a psychological concept called Normalcy Bias.

Bread and Circuses
1 week ago

I haven't read this book yet, but it looks good...

Overwhelmed by climate anxiety? Transform your angst into action to become the hero humanity needs!

A lifeline for those suffering from climate anxiety, "Facing the Climate Emergency" combines expertise in clinical psychology and disruptive climate activism to help readers transform their fear and grief into courage and heroism.

The second edition of this beloved, radical self-help book provides:

‣ An updated analysis of the context of the climate movement including COVID-19, the hunger crisis, growing political unrest, and more

‣ An unflinching analysis of the accelerating impacts of climate change and what they mean for each of us, personally

‣ Concrete strategies for tackling climate anxiety, including welcoming painful feelings and using them to catalyze change

‣ Inspiring profiles of ordinary people sounding the alarm by gluing themselves to priceless works of art, blocking transportation corridors, and shutting down fossil fuel infrastructure


#Books #Bookstodon #Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction

Book cover -- Facing the Climate Emergency, Second Edition: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth

By Margaret Klein Salamon
Bread and Circuses
1 week ago

I suppose it's no surprise that reading and learning and then passing on all the important information I can find about the climate and environmental crisis often leaves me feeling anxious and depressed.

But I'm not the only one...

A wave of eco-anxiety, an invisible yet potent tsunami of concern, is rippling through the minds of our younger generation. According to a 2021 study presented in The Lancet, an unsettling 62% of young individuals confessed to being haunted by climate-change-induced anxiety, with a substantial 59% being very or extremely worried, while an overwhelming 84% acknowledged a moderate level of worry at the very least.

Geographical borders do not confine this unease; it's a global epidemic that infiltrates the rhythm of everyday life, with more than 45% stating that climate change apprehensions cast a shadow on their daily functioning.

The trigger of anxiety is not climate truth; it's the unsettling silence of inaction echoing against that truth. It's the chorus of climate denial, the procrastination of crucial actions, and the peddling of half-measure solutions that amplify mental distress, especially among the young generation.

The remedy for climate anxiety aligns perfectly with the answer to our climate crisis: immediate, unyielding, collective action on climate change.

Young people, pioneers of hope and resilience, are already stepping up to the plate. And following their lead are the older generations who are recalibrating their priorities, dedicating their twilight years to bringing about change, as highlighted by initiatives like the Third Act.

The missing jigsaw piece in this picture is unequivocal action from government leaders and industry behemoths. We must systematically dismantle the fossil fuel industry to guarantee our current generation, and all those who follow, the chance of a fulfilling, safe life.

However, the journey towards a climate-secure future is strewn with obstacles. Fierce resistance from industry, seemingly more committed to their shareholders than the survival of our species, particularly the fossil fuel conglomerates and their banking benefactors, steepens our path forward.

To navigate this challenge, we must take care of our mental well-being here and now.


#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction

Commissioner for Human Rights
1 week ago

Cracking down on peaceful environmental protests is the wrong answer to legitimate public calls to avoid climate catastrophe.
Time to turn the repressive tide:
🌍protect peaceful #protests
🌍ensure dialogue & youth participation
🌍take decisive climate action
#WorldEnvironmentDay 👇

#HumanRights #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #Environment

Peaceful environmental protesters defend the human right to a clean and healthy environment. They need our sympathy and support, not resentment and repression.  - Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Repression, criminalisation, and stigmatisation of peaceful environmental protests must give way to more social dialogue. -Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Rewilding Magazine
1 week ago

"For the first time in a long time I feel like my contribution matters," writes Aimee Milne.

"I’m healing my own small piece of earth, from a lifeless lawn to a productive, abundant, urban food forest."

#rewilding #restoration #climateresilience #climateaction #newzealand #foodforest

1 week ago

The number of flying insects have decreased by 76% in only 27 years in protected areas.

This declining number will not just harm wildlife but also food production 🐝 🐝
Pollinators like bees are crucial to our biodiversity!

#environment #EndFossilCrimes #ClimateCrisis #Science #warming #Nature #climate #ClimateEmergency #climatecrisis #wildlife #ClimateAction #photo #photography #GlobalWarming #pollution #mangrove #news #biodiversity #earth

Picture: The number of flying insects have decreased by 76% in only 27 years in protected areas.
Jason Thorne
2 weeks ago

Just noticed that Google Maps has added a new mapping feature … and it’s more than a little bit disconcerting that we actually need to do this.
#ClimateAction #ClimateChange

Screen capture of the Google Maps menu showing new icons for air quality and forest fire mapping layers
Bread and Circuses
2 weeks ago

Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg), on page 355 of The Climate Book...

The school strike movement is based on climate justice. We seek to shine a light on the intergenerational impacts of climate change and the need for equity for the most affected people in the most affected areas. We are not a political organization, we are a grassroots movement dedicated to spreading awareness and information. We are not interested in compromises or deals. We tell it like it is.

For this, we are receiving unimaginable amounts of hate and threats. We are being mocked, bullied, and ridiculed. And for pointing out that our political leaders have spent 30 years debating this while our emission levels have done nothing but keep on rising, there are elected officials who have called us “a threat to democracy.”

Perhaps this level of political desperation should not come as a surprise, since over one third of our anthropogenic CO2 emissions have occurred since 2005. There are leaders who have been in charge of some of our major emitting nations for large periods of that time. Imagine how their historic responsibilities will be viewed in the future.

She's angry, as she should be. So should we all!


#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #ClimateJustice #CO2 #Emissions

Greta Thunberg marching with other students during a school strike in Paris in 2019.
Jeri Dansky
3 weeks ago

It seems like almost every day I read about some climate-related protest; I hope this activism will make a difference. Here's a protest from today:

h/t @pvonhellermannn @dsacer @simon_brooke

#ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency

Seed the Commons
3 weeks ago

Climate action without tackling ecosystem protection and restoration isn't #ClimateAction at all.

That means confronting the meat industry. For the animals and for the planet.

#SolarPunk #ClimateChange #ClimateJustice #Vegan #Veganic

Many cattle in a bleak environment with windmills in the background.
Tim Murtaugh
3 weeks ago

NYC Legend:

A tourist waiting for a subway queries a local also waiting “Do you know when the next train is supposed to arrive? What's the schedule?”

The local says “There is no schedule.”

The tourist says, “What? How do you plan anything? Are you just supposed to wait?!”

At that moment a train arrives at the station and the local just looks at them and says, "Yep.”

(image yanked from @breadandcircuses)

#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis
#ClimateAction #WarOnCars #BanCars

Image of a high-speed passenger train, with this caption: I don't want self driving cars. I want boring things like public transit  that comes so regularly I don't need to check a schedule. I want fast passenger rail so accessible and easy it's preferable to suffering airports. I want cities that are built around cars as default.
Seed the Commons
3 weeks ago

About 38 million acres of native Californian ecosystems have been converted into ranges and pastures for livestock.

That's nearly 40% of the state and more land than ALL of Japan or Germany.

#ClimateAction means restoring every single meter of these lands back into their native ecosystems.

It's good for the animals, it's good for the planet.

#ClimateChange #Veganic #Vegan #Regenerative

Bread and Circuses
3 weeks ago
Image of high-speed passenger train, with this caption...


| want boring things like public transit that comes so regularly | don’t need to check a schedule. | want fast passenger rail so accessible and easy it’s preferable to suffering airports. I want cities that aren’t built around cars-as-default.
Matthias Ott
4 weeks ago

Kannst DU den Klimawandel stoppen? 🤔

#ClimateAction #DE

Matthias Ott
1 month ago

This is fantastic, @scottjehl and team! 🌍👏

You can now Measure & Improve Your Site's Footprint with Carbon Control from Catchpoint WebPageTest
#climateaction #web #sustainability

Phil Sturgeon
1 month ago

Otherwise rational people are looking at this and using it to push whatever narrative they like.

“Stop blaming cows.”
“Tree planting is dumb.”
“<whatever> is a waste of time.”

Theres a lot of us. We can walk and chew gum. Fix this and all of that.

#ClimateAction #FuckFossilFuels

Allan Dyen-Shapiro
1 month ago

The folks at #Wired did a bang-up job of explaining a very important advance in layman's terms. This explains how water moves through a #ReverseOsmosis membrane. It sounds arcane, but it's fundamental to how major areas of the world will be spared catastrophic levels of death due to #droughts.
A quick and worthwhile read. Excellent science journalism.

#Drought #Desalinization #ClimateCatastrophe #ClimateJustice #ClimateAction #Environment #ClimateCrisis

Yorkshire Bylines
1 month ago

Read this powerful prison testimonial from Morgan Trowland, who has just been given a three-year prison sentence for scaling the QE2 bridge last October. It's the longest-ever sentence for climate action in the UK

#ClimateAction #JustStopOil

Bread and Circuses
1 month ago

We can have one of two things — but not both.

We can either have a society that tolerates millionaires and billionaires polluting the planet and destroying the biosphere. Or we can have a planet with a healthy biosphere but with fewer millionaires and no billionaires at all.

This is from a recently published peer-reviewed scientific paper titled “Millionaire Spending Incompatible with 1.5 C Ambitions”...

Much evidence suggests that the wealthiest individuals contribute disproportionately to climate change. Here we study the implications of a continued growth in the number of millionaires for emissions, and its impact on the depletion of the remaining carbon budget to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Our findings suggest that the share of millionaires in the world population will grow from 0.7% today to 3.3% in 2050, and cause accumulated emissions equivalent to 72% of the remaining carbon budget. This significantly reduces the chance of stabilizing climate change at 1.5°C.

The concentration of wealth at the top means that a significant share of the remaining carbon budget to 1.5°C is depleted by a very small share of humanity. This comparably small group is also likely to invest its wealth in ways that further increase emissions.

Continued growth in emissions at the top makes a low-carbon transition less likely, as the acceleration of energy consumption by the wealthiest is likely beyond the system's capacity to decarbonize. To this end, we question whether policy designs such as progressive taxes targeting the high emitters will be sufficient.

Like I said, we can have one thing or the other — but not both.


#Politics #Capitalism #Inequality #CO2 #Emissions #Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #ClimateJustice

Bread and Circuses
1 month ago

Is it time to panic?

From Discover Magazine --

"Record Ocean Heating Spike May Herald Acceleration of Global Warming"

From Common Dreams --

"Ocean Warming Study So Distressing, Some Scientists Didn't Even Want to Talk About It"

Even the scientists are shocked and afraid of what's happening. I doubt they will panic, but maybe it's time that our leaders did.

As Greta Thunberg has said --

"Adults keep saying, 'We owe it to the young people to give them hope.' But I don't want your hope. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day, and then I want you to ACT."

#Ocean #Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction

The sun is setting over the ocean. Sky looks red, water reflects orange glow from sky. It gives a feeling of oppressive heat.