USA: City of Richmond declares a climate emergency

In July 2018, the Council of the City of Richmond in California followed City of Berkeley, Montgomery County in Maryland, Hoboken City Council in New Jersey and the Los Angeles City Council and declared a climate emergency: “The City of Richmond calls for an emergency mobilization effort to end citywide greenhouse gas emissions, educate residents about Read more about USA: City of Richmond declares a climate emergency[…]

USA: Montgomery Council approves climate emergency resolution

“In 17 years from now, our community will be powered 100 percent by clean, non-polluting and climate-safe energy.” Montgomery County Council in Maryland, USA, that it has declared a climate emergency and intend to dramatically cut greenhouse emissions in the coming years. Under a resolution approved by the council, Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction now aims Read more about USA: Montgomery Council approves climate emergency resolution[…]

Michael Hoexter: Movement from soft denial to an emergency position

Building a road out of soft climate denial: “The effective fight against climate change requires a new understanding of the connections between macro-scale policy and our micro-scale subjective experience,” writes Michael Hoexter, PhD, in an essay published by New Economic Perspectives on 6 September 2016, ‘Living in the Web of Soft Climate Denial’. He describes Read more about Michael Hoexter: Movement from soft denial to an emergency position[…]

Bill McKibben: Our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII

American author Bill McKibben writes: “We’re under attack from climate change — and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.” With a cover story in The New Republic, Bill McKibben made his most forceful statement on the climate crisis yet: “It’s not that global warming is like a world war. It Read more about Bill McKibben: Our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII[…]

Russell Greene: US Democratic Party platform recognises the climate emergency

In Orlando, USA, on 9 July 2016, the platform committee of the Democratic Party added language into their platform acknowledging the official position of the Democratic Party to be that we are in a global climate emergency. Russell Greene wrote: The platform acknowledges the scale of the threat to be so large that it will Read more about Russell Greene: US Democratic Party platform recognises the climate emergency[…]

Margaret Klein Salamon: How to go into emergency mode

Margaret Klein Salamon is founder and director of The Climate Mobilization in the United States. In April 2016, she published a 35-page strategy paper, which is her proposal for a new strategy for the climate movement. » Open or download ‘Leading the Public into Emergency Mode: A New Strategy for the Climate Movement’ (PDF document, Read more about Margaret Klein Salamon: How to go into emergency mode[…]

Bernie Sanders: We must move on climate as we would if we were at war

» Right-click to download the audio file (MP3) On 14 April 2016, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke out about the need for a Word War Two-scale climate mobilisation to resounding cheers during the New York debate with Hillary Clinton, broadcasted live to the American people on CNN.  In the debate, Sanders compared global warming Read more about Bernie Sanders: We must move on climate as we would if we were at war[…]

Legal petition pushes President Obama to declare climate emergency

Press release 20 April 2016: Legal Petition Pushes President Obama to End Crude Oil Exports, Declare Climate Emergency 350 Organizations Back Effort to Protect Climate, Communities From Fracking Pollution Linked to Exporting U.S. Oil WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration prepares to sign the Paris climate agreement, 350 environmental, social-justice, health and faith organizations filed Read more about Legal petition pushes President Obama to declare climate emergency[…]

Barack Obama: We’re not acting fast enough

“The point is that climate change is no longer some far-off problem. It is happening here. It is happening now. Climate change is already disrupting our agriculture and ecosystems, our water and food supplies, our energy, our infrastructure, human health, human safety – now. Today. And climate change is a trend that affects all trends Read more about Barack Obama: We’re not acting fast enough[…]