Climate Action Now!

Franzen-ClimateChange-scaled.0625 “To survive rising temperatures, every system, whether of the natural world or of the human world, will need to be as strong and healthy as we can make it… hope for today.” [1]

Community Voice campaigns for councils to encourage and support innovation, in the technical space assisting growers on the land, to honour the demands of Te Tiriti and climate emergency. Reduction of fossil fuel and chemical fertiliser use, balanced by increased capture of atmospheric carbon and energy from the sun, is the only sustainable path we have for staving off accelerated, destructive and dangerous climate change.

All must learn to contribute to a global shift along these lines, somehow, or most life on Earth will soon be cooked, drowned or toxified out of existence. Machinery in use must transition to renewable energy. Coal, oil and eventually gas, must all stay underground to increase hope for a prosperous future.

Consumption is already affected by imbalance in the human energy system, outrunning resources, tending towards collapse. By acting together, humanity can manage a transition to sustainable consumption, or face an imperilled future of divided nations and wars over shrinking natural resources – degradation. Biodiversity we need to survive.

Warning
More Fires Now Burning in Angola, Congo Than Amazon: Maps – Bloomberg, 24 Aug 2019
Amazon fires fan political flames with France, while under-pressure Brazilian PM sends in army to battle blazes – TV1 News, 24 Aug 2019
Russia wildfires linked to climate change, claims meteorologist – TV1 News, 3 Aug 2019
July 2019 breaks records as world’s hottest month – Newshub, 6 Aug 2019
July 2019 Was Officially the Hottest Month Ever Recorded – Democracy Now!, 2 Aug 2019
July Was the Hottest Month in Human History “The climate disaster isn’t coming. It’s here.” – Rolling Stone, Aug 2019
Unprecedented Wildfires Are Smothering The Arctic In Smoke – Forbes, 24 Jul 2019
Huge swathes of the Arctic on fire, ‘unprecedented’ satellite images show “Earth’s boreal forests now burning at rate unseen in ‘at least 10,000 years’, scientists warn” – Independent, 22 Jul 2019 & The Arctic Is On Fire – IFLScience
The last five years were the hottest ever recorded – National Geographic, 6 Feb 2019
2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend, according to NASA, NOAA – NASA, 6 Feb 2019

Costs
Crowd turns out in show of solidarity during climate emergency protestor’s 100th day outside Parliament – TVNZ, 23 Aug 2019
New reports map cost of flood risk under climate change – RNZ, 22 Aug 2019
New reports map cost of flood risk under climate change – TVNZ, 22 Aug 2019
World ‘gravely’ unprepared for effects of climate crisis – report
“Trillions of dollars needed to avoid ‘climate apartheid’ but this is less than cost of inaction” – Guardian, 10 Sep 2019

Solutions
See Community Voice Policy page.
Cutting construction emissions could equal taking 500,000 cars off the road – report – RNZ, 19 Aug 2019
Climate change: New Zealand needs to change its unhealthy dependency on cars – Stuff, 5 Sep 2019 – Alex Dyer
[1] What If We Stopped Pretending? “The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it” The New Yorker, Sep 2019

Kia ora, kia kaha.

[Draft, more words to come…]

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