Scottish Prime Minister declares “climate emergency.”

By |2019-04-29T13:28:53-08:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

She did it, just like that.

Courtesy of the BBC:

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared a “climate emergency” in her speech to the SNP conference.

The SNP leader told delegates in Edinburgh she was inspired after meeting young climate campaigners who had gone on strike from school.

Ms. Sturgeon said “they are right”, and pledged to “live up to our responsibility” to halt climate change.

She also announced what she described as the SNP’s “biggest campaign on the economics of independence”.

Labour is expected to press the UK government to declare a national climate emergency on Wednesday.

The party will call for a dramatic cut in the UK’s carbon emissions, with leader Jeremy Corbyn also calling for a UK-wide ban on fracking.

Fracking has already been halted in Scotland by Ms. Sturgeon’s devolved government.

Just in case you forgot THIS is what leadership looks like.

I think this may be the first time I have ever wished I was Scottish for any other reason than to have that great accent. 

I really love the Scottish accent. 

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5 Comments

  1. Whatevs April 30, 2019 at 8:17 am

    ANd the scotch – don’t forget the scotch.

  2. Anon April 30, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Binge fucking and binge shopping are major contributing factors.

    She needs to tell bristol and her teen mom alumni their baby making days are over.

    • Anonymous April 30, 2019 at 10:35 am

      WTF?

  3. Anonymous April 30, 2019 at 10:07 am

    America is warming fast.
    See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

    https://www.vox.com/a/weather-climate-change-us-cities-global-warming

  4. Anonymous April 30, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Climate change made the Arctic greener. Now parts of it are turning brown.
    Warming trends bring more insects, extreme weather and wildfires that wipe out plants

    The Chugach people of southern Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula have picked berries for generations. Tart blueberries and sweet, raspberry-like salmonberries — an Alaska favorite — are baked into pies and boiled into jams. But in the summer of 2009, the bushes stayed brown and the berries never came.

    For three more years, harvests failed. “It hit the communities very hard,” says Nathan Lojewski, the forestry manager for Chugachmiut, a nonprofit tribal consortium for seven villages in the Chugach region.

    The berry bushes had been ravaged by caterpillars of geometrid moths — the Bruce spanworm (Operophtera bruceata) and the autumnal moth (Epirrita autumnata). The insects had laid their eggs in the fall, and as soon as the leaf buds began growing in the spring, the eggs hatched and the inchworms nibbled the stalks bare.

    Chugach elders had no traditional knowledge of an outbreak on this scale in the region, even though the insects were known in Alaska. “These berries were incredibly important. There would have been a story, something in the oral history,” Lojewski says. “As far as the tribe was concerned, this had not happened before.”

    At the peak of the multiyear outbreak, the caterpillars climbed from the berry bushes into trees. The pests munched through foliage from Port Graham, at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula, to Wasilla, north of Anchorage, about 300 kilometers away. In summer, thick brown-gray layers of denuded willows, alders and birches lined the mountainsides above stretches of Sitka spruce.

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-arctic-browning

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