11,258 scientists’ declaration of a climate emergency

11,258 scientists agree with 1,180 governments: it’s time to declare a climate emergency. They write in a paper published in BioScience on 4 November 2019: “We declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” “The declaration is based on analysis of Read more about 11,258 scientists’ declaration of a climate emergency[…]

Climate emergency declarations in 1,180 jurisdictions and local governments cover 290 million citizens

1,180 jurisdictions in 23 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to 290 million citizens, with 53 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now roughly 80 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,180 jurisdictions and local governments cover 290 million citizens[…]

New York City Council declares a climate emergency

This video shows how New York City Council declared a climate emergency on 26 June 2019. New York is the largest city in the US, with over 8.62 million inhabitants, and as CNN noted, this is the first US city with more than a million residents to declare a climate emergency. New York City Council’s Read more about New York City Council declares a climate emergency[…]

Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society

“Welcome to the climate emergency: you’re about 20 years late”, wrote Graham Readfearn in The Guardian in March 2016. However, he was ahead of his time. Three more years were to pass before something happened that had a great deal to do with a bright 16-year-old Swedish student. Future historians are more likely to be Read more about Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society[…]

USA: San Francisco officially declares a climate emergency

On 26 February 2019, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to declare a climate emergency, following the lead of other Bay Area cities like Berkeley, Hayward, Richmond and Oakland. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is the legislative body within the government of the City and County of San Francisco in California, USA, Read more about USA: San Francisco officially declares a climate emergency[…]

USA: City of Oakland declares a climate emergency

On 30 October 2018, the City of Oakland in California passed a “Resolution Endorsing the Declaration of a Climate Emergency and Requesting Regional Collaboration on an Immediate Just Transition and Emergency Mobilization Effort to Restore a Safe Climate.” Oakland follows in the footsteps of Berkeley and Richmond, becoming the third California city to declare a Read more about USA: City of Oakland declares a climate emergency[…]

USA: Democrats pass new resolution on climate emergency

On 25 August 2018, the Democratic National Committee passed a climate emergency resolution which is a reassertion of a 2016 DNC platform amendment, calling for climate mobilisation. The resolution expresses “the sense of the DNC that climate change poses an urgent and severe threat to our national security” found that: “…in light of the catastrophic Read more about USA: Democrats pass new resolution on climate emergency[…]

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[…]