Monday, September 15, 2014

People’s Climate March

This is an invitation to change everything.

On September 21st, the eve of a historic summit on climate change, people across the world will take to the streets in their hundreds and thousands to inspire the world’s most powerful leaders to take ambitious action on the climate crisis.

With our future on the line and the world watching, we have the opportunity to meet this moment with unprecedented mobilisations in cities across the globe.

Together, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone.

There is only one ingredient required: to change everything, we need everyone. Join us. - Sept 21st, 12.30pm Temple Place.

Via Avaaz:

The delicate balance of the planet's biosphere is tipping -- threatening all life on earth. It’s our "holy shit" climate moment according to a NASA scientist and we need a holy shit response to change the future. World leaders meet at the UN next week -- we can push them to act by greeting them with the largest march against climate change in history, joining from right here in London:

One agreement with common sense steps to end dirty energy can save us. That's why the UN has called an urgent climate meeting with all major world leaders — if we greet them on September 21st with the largest ever global climate mobilisation in history, we can break through the walls of mega coal, oil, and business that prevent even the best politicians from doing what is right.

Whether it's the 'arctic methane bomb', the rapid acidification of our oceans, or apocalyptic flooding, climate change is the biggest threat humanity is facing.

100% clean energy is a realistic goal. Already, 20% of the world's electricity comes from clean energy, and solar power is cheaper than coal in many countries! We just need to get our leaders to agree to put their foot on the accelerator.

Further reading:

Global warming: it's a point of noreturn in West Antarctica. What happens next? (The Guardian)

Mini ice age took hold of Europe inmonths (New Scientist)

Climate scientist drops the F-bomb (Salon)

The most influential climate changepaper today remains unknown to most people (Inside Climate News)

IPCC climate change report:averting catastrophe is eminently affordable (The Guardian)

Renewable energy capacity grows atfastest ever pace (The Guardian)

Solar price parity arrives early (MSN)

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