Thursday, September 19, 2019

Let's be part of Global Climate Strike

MILLION OF PEOPLE around the world will join mobilization on September 20 to 27 in response the climate emergency.

The week-long mobilization are inspired by the School Strike for Climate that started in Europe and have spread to other countries — with hundreds of thousands of young people walking out of their classrooms to call attention to the climate emergency and demand actions from those responsible.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing today.  Climate change is a consequence of the unnatural warming of the surface of our planet since the start industrialization. The warming is being caused by the dominant energy and economic systems that are resulting in excessive concentration of greenhouse gases in the earth's atmosphere. This warming is causing the destabilization of the earth's climate system's.

Filipino knows first-hand the destructive impacts of climate change — from our experiences with super-typhoons, rising sea levels, unprecedented droughts, scarcity of freshwater. The super-typhoons alone have caused thousands of deaths the loss of homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands families, the dislocation of millions of people, the devastation of thousands of hectares of agricultural lands that will take years to recover.

Climate change has already reached the level of a planet-wide emergency - with devastating consequences for people and all living things. And it is quickly becoming much worse.

According to scientists, in order to stop the increase of the earth's temperature at the safest level still possible — below 1.5 to 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — the rich industrialized countries have to reach near zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030 and all order countries have to reach near zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

We have only a small window of time to prevent the situation from reaching greater catastrophic levels, and this window is closing rapidly. Thus far, government pledges, policies and actions are very short of what is required, and most corporations are refusing to stop their massive pollution of the atmosphere with their greenhouse gas emissions and the damage they are causing to the environment and the earth's natural carbon sinks.

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