Time for Climate Action

Following on from the Paris agreement's (2015) aspiration to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, the IPCC in 2018 launched a special report into the impacts this warming will have and what the carbon budgets would be. The urgency this called for has received widespread attention, as highlighted in our IPCC 1.5 topic. Following on from this, we have seen the school strikes reaching 1.4 million participants globally, Sir David Attenborough providing a powerful, authentic voice and Extinction Rebellion gaining global attention in their aims to turn the tide on our sixth mass extinction, and avert runaway climate change via non-violent communication and direct action.

The momentum is building, and the paradigm is shifting. Talking of climate change as a potential extinction event for humans is very much on the table, not just from academics but from influential public figures such as David Attenborough. People are now understanding their potential, not only to harm nature but also to protect it.

Now is the time to join millions of others and act on climate.

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Australian Bushfires 2019

Australia is facing unprecedented wildfires and heat waves. More than 200 fires have started in five states since last November, leaving catastrophic consequences for wildlife and thousands of people who have been forced to evacuate while witnessing the destruction of their natural environment and their homes. The Australian government has consistently chosen to deny climate change, but this ongoing tragedy shows that climate change is happening and that it comes at a great cost.

Fridays for Future

After sitting in front of the Swedish parliament for 3 weeks protesting her country's inaction towards the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg decided to strike every Friday. The #FridaysForFuture movement spread, mobilising children and adults worldwide to protest locally every Friday noon. With reports of key demonstrations having 1.4 million people marching globally.

Extinction Rebellion (XR)

Although they faced much opposition, including a government ban on protest, for two consecutive weeks' activists took to the streets with demonstrations of civil disobedience in order to urge the government to take action against climate collapse, loss of biodiversity and the risk of social and ecological collapse. Find here what's next for this international rebellious movement. 

Climate Change Deniers

Climate change denial or skepticism involves denying and dismissing the scientific knowledge on climate change. The deniers dismiss the fact that climate change is caused by humans and deny its impacts on human society and nature.

COP 25 - Madrid, December 2-13

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is an annual meeting of selected nations from around the world to discuss progress in the fight against climate change. This year the 25th COP will take place in Madrid, from 2 to 13 December, following Chile's resignation due to the political crisis it is going through.

Join the Global Climate Strike

In its fourth edition, on November 29th, millions of people worldwide will walk with young climate strikers in the hopes of using nonviolent means to affect policy change that will save our planet. Review our page to see how YOU can support the movement and what activities are scheduled near you! #GlobalStrike4Future

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Sir David Attenborough is the people's voice in the UNFCC and has also briefed the British government. He mentioned that government "can not be radical enough" on climate action and said that he feels society is going through a new transition on its views of morality, as it did with slavery, this time on climate change. That the question for the government, is how do they take the electorate with them? He highlights that every time we breathe we are dependant on nature and that never before have we been so powerful that we can crush nature without even realising it.