11,000 scientists from around the world join together to declare a climate change emergency.

By |2019-11-06T06:24:06-09:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

How does one deny the findings from 11,000 scinetists?

Courtesy of The Independent

Eleven thousand scientists in 153 countries have declared a climate emergency and warned that “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without huge shifts in the way we live.

The letter is based on climate science that was first established in 1979 at the first World Climate Conference held in Geneva. For decades multiple global bodies have agreed urgent action is needed but greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

“Despite 40 years of major global negotiations, we have continued to conduct business as usual and have failed to address this crisis,” said William Ripple, professor of ecology at Oregon State University, who spearheaded the letter.

“Climate change has arrived and is accelerating faster than many scientists expected,” according to the letter published in BioScience.

Researchers say they have a moral obligation to “clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat” and “tell it like it is”. “Clearly and unequivocally planet Earth is facing a climate emergency,” they state.

The article identifies a lowered birth rate and a move toward renewable energy sources as steps in the right direction, but cites rising meat consumption, more air travel, chopping down forests faster than ever and an increase in global carbon dioxide emissions as choices that exacerbate the problem. 

The scientists focus on six objectives: 

Replacing fossil fuels.

Cutting pollutants like methane and soot.

Restoring and protecting ecosystems.

Eating less meat.

Converting the economy to one that is carbon-free.

And stabilizing population growth.

These are all goals that are relatively easy to achieve if we start to take this situation seriously. 

In fact many of us have likely already started doing our part. 

However it is clear that the heavy lifting will involve government assistance, buy in by big businesses, and increased pressure from our citizens. 

That last part has definitely already started with the help of this young lady.

Just ask yourself, what cause have you fought for that is more important than saving the planet on which we live?

Because I cannot think of one. 

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3 Comments

  1. 2030 November 6, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    https://news.yahoo.com/ok-boomer-behind-the-generational-divide-231056484.html?soc_src=newsroom&soc_trk=com.apple.UIKit.activity.PostToFacebook&.tsrc=newsroom

    “Boomers gutted the economy that allowed them to flourish
    “The boomers inherited a rich, dynamic country and have gradually bankrupted it. They habitually cut their own taxes and borrowed money without any concern for future burdens. They’ve spent virtually all our money and assets on themselves and in the process have left a financial disaster for their children.” — Bruce Gibney, Vox”

    “Boomers are responsible for decades of inaction on climate change
    “Not every issue so clearly implicates such big questions, in part because not every issue offers such a clear distinction between right and wrong, responsible and irresponsible, reality and reality denial. But climate change, the greatest self-imposed long-term threat facing humanity, offers that clarity. Today’s youths will curse their forebears for failing to accept the truth.” — Stephen Stromberg, Washington Post”

    “Boomers have overcome a long list of challenges
    “Please consider this: There is a great deal to admire about the Baby Boomer generation. Perhaps most notably is our perseverance. After all, we are the generation that survived the Cold War and the great culling of Vietnam, drugs and AIDS.” — Ken Croken, Quad City Times”

  2. AK Lynne November 6, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have thought we are well and truly fucked. Everything we are doing now seems like too little too late, especially with people like Trump helping in the destruction, and it’s just going to continue to snowball on us…fires, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, acidification of oceans, droughts, floods, etc. I don’t know how we can turn it around in time. I figure I don’t have that many years to live with it, but my kids, grandkids and maybe future great grandchildren…I shudder to think of what they will have to suffer. I hope I’m wrong.

  3. @81 November 7, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-jane-fonda-is-putting-herself-on-the-line-to-fight-climate-change

    “Judy Woodruff:

    What’s different about these young activists and what they’re saying?
    Jane Fonda:

    Well, their lives are on the line.

    I mean, they’re — they recognize that older people, we’re robbing them of a future that’s livable, and we don’t seem to be paying though attention. Kids have been out front of this movement for a long time, you know, the Standing Rock young people and so many of them.

    But there’s something about Greta Thunberg.”

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