NYC! It’s time to Tell The Truth and Declare a Climate Emergency! What is Extinction Rebellion
Have you ever felt like your non consumption of plastic straws or your “green” shopping decisions won’t be enough to save the planet? It happens to me all the time, and it’s the truth it won’t. We’re facing a Climate Emergency but governments and media are just plainly ignoring it. …
Have you ever felt like your non consumption of plastic straws or your “green” shopping decisions won’t be enough to save the planet? It happens to me all the time, and it’s the truth it won’t. We’re facing a Climate Emergency but governments and media are just plainly ignoring it. Fro them it is “inconvenient” but they don’t realize that no planet means no profit. From this line of thought comes the global movement: Extinction Rebellion.
The movement was born in the UK and its fast growing to become a global movement with actions now happening in Australia, Germany, Turkey, India, Denmark, Canada, and USA.
Their official demands are:
-“The Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens.”
-“The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels.”
-“A national Citizens’ assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.”
Extinction Rebellion has arrived to New York City and it’s short term campaign is for the City of New York to declare a climate emergency with an aggressive target for reaching zero greenhouse gas emissions and drawdown. Actions have been taken around the city and hopefully they will continue to grow. Demonstrations at City Hall and the New York Times Offices have been part of Extinction Rebellion NYC agenda.
If we stand a chance against the Climate Crisis that we’re facing, we need our governments, companies, and media to step up and face the problem head on, to put our planet before profit and take action immediately. So join and support Extinction Rebellion NYC or worldwide so our voices can be heard before it’s too late.
UPDATE: NYC’s City Council overwhelmingly voted Wednesday June 26th, 2019 to approve a resolution pushed by Extinction Rebellion, adding bulk to a growing list of legislation aimed at cutting emissions in an economy that ranks among the top 20 in the world.
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