Today, I attended one of the 2,650 marches that are happening all over the world in 150 different countries as people of every nationality, race, age and gender take to the streets to peacefully call upon the leaders their respective countries and the UN to do something about climate change – create international policies, sign accords and pledge to actually follow them, and most of all, take definitive action – so that the future generations of this world have a habitable Earth. After all, everyone knows that there is no ‘Planet B’.
This event is part of an international movement, a morally ethical movement that everyone, no matter their personal political agenda or perspective, should agree on, as the problems causing and created by climate change are universal. As beings that live on Earth, we have the right, and the responsibility, to protect that Earth, especially in a time of crisis such as this, as we reach peak oil and other major tipping points of the balance of Earth’s ecosystem. In many cases, alternative solutions already exist – renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy instead of fossil fuels, reusable fabric bags instead of plastic bags, Public transport systems instead of private vehicles, community farming and urban farming instead of monoculture and importing food… All of these initiatives simply need the backing of the people, and then the governments of the world, in order to happen on a larger scale.
Footage from the different protests will feature at the United Nations Climate Summit of world leaders taking place in New York in the coming week as an attempt to convince them to take action on climate change in a concrete way, and I’ll be among those on that screen. Will you?
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For more information about climate change, try the NASA page, which has reliable information and a collection of data about the many aspects of its effects and causes.