Climate debate is over. Our world knows weather disasters like never before, statistics of change that cannot be denied: July 2019 breaks records as world’s hottest month Newshub, 6 Aug 2019 + The worst year for wildfires: What can I do? BBC, 8 Jul 2019 & How Siberia is trying to fight the wildfires 3 Aug 2019 & Typhoon Lekima: 28 dead and a million evacuated in China 11 Aug 2019.*
The children, the next generation to ‘inherit the Earth’ – a wrong concept, so detrimentally normalised – are moving to have more than hope: Why we’ve updated our demands School Strike for Climate, 6 Aug 2019.
As noted in the previous post, Rebellion against Extinction has been declared, worldwide; and now locally – to cut carbon emissions – against use of coal:
“People got the power” – XR Otautahi Christchurch, Woolston, 9 Aug 2019.
Refs: XR Ōtautahi Declares Rebellion Against Coal extinctionrebellion.nz 25 Jul 2019 & Extinction Rebellion Ōtautahi to peacefully block coal 8 Aug 2019 + facebook.com/XR.Chch & extinctionrebellionchristchurch.wordpress + 9 Aug:
Extinction Rebellion blocks train tracks on coal face of climate change protest
RNZ Protesters arrested after blocking train tracks Checkpoint interviews youtube
Protestors lock themselves to train tracks in Christchurch NewstalkZB
19 people arrested as anti-coal protesters stop coal train in Christchurch The Press stuff
Nineteen people arrested as climate protestors halt train carrying coal in Christchurch TVNZ
Christchurch climate change protesters stop coal train, 19 taken into custody Newshub
XR – Extinction Rebellion Ōtautahi Christchurch – Coal Cooks the Climate Ezra Holder photo gallery
Citizen’s assemblies are not far away, to resolve the challenges of transforming the polluting economy into one of nett carbon capture, with zero waste and all aboard for the ride: XR Citizen’s Assembly.
The time is now, to bring holistic sustainability influence to decision-making tables, to work with all communities for an inclusive future of real care – for planet, people, and biodiversity we share the air and waters with. Kia kaha!
* Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017 Stuff, 11 Dec 2018
Though ourworldindata.org/natural-disasters graph shows decline?
This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care? The Guardian, 3 Aug & ‘Part of German soul’ under threat as forests die 7 Aug 2019.
Wild weather aftermath: ‘The place looks like a war zone’ – Auckland resident RNZ & Tornado strikes New Plymouth, injuring one person and damaging house TVNZ, 12 Aug 2019.
Paris Accord goals within reach as scientists forecast slowing rise in global temperatures TVNZ, 2 Dec 2020.
9-hour coal train protest creates ‘a positive moment of change’ Otago Daily Times, 7 Dec 2020.
Extracting facts difficult at coal mine in Canterbury, Newsroom, 8 Dec 2020.