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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Join the Global Climate Strike, September 20-27

On September 20-27, 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!

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)

A non-violent social movement started in the UK, Extinction Rebellion has the objective of influencing national and international environment politics by civil disobedience to stop climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, ecological collapse and human extinction.

1.5 °C Limit to warming

Limiting Climate Change can avoid tipping points and decrease the ecological impact. While 1.5 degrees warming is estimated to expose 14% of the worlds population to extreme heat every 5 years, 2 degrees would expose 37% of the global population. Perhaps most importantly. Therefore, as well as reducing risk of tipping points 1.5 degrees is a very important target to human life. To achieve this limit, we must make major structural changes of societies.

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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.