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Thursday, September 26, 2019

"Covering Climate Now" - The Greta Thunberg Helpline

Excellent. Make sure you unmute if necessary. LOL. #CoveringClimateNow



The message coming from the school strikes is that a great many young people are ready for this kind of deep change. They know all too well that the sixth mass extinction is not the only crisis they have inherited. They are also growing up in the rubble of market euphoria, in which the dreams of endlessly rising living standards have given way to rampant austerity and economic insecurity. And techno-utopianism, which imagined a frictionless future of limitless connection and community, has morphed into addiction to the algorithms of envy, relentless corporate surveillance, and spiraling online misogyny and white supremacy.

“Once you have done your homework,” Greta Thunberg says, “you realize that we need new politics. We need a new economics, where everything is based on our rapidly declining and extremely limited carbon budget. But that is not enough. We need a whole new way of thinking . . . We must stop competing with each other. We need to start cooperating and sharing the remaining resources of this planet in a fair way.”

Klein, Naomi. On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (pp. 52-53). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.

New Twitter hashtag: #CoveringClimateConstantly


I'm an AAAS member. Just got this:

Scientific leaders are warning us: We have a narrow window of time to take decisive steps to address climate change. Curbing the most severe impacts will require rapid, far-reaching changes that are rooted in science.

To achieve the necessary interventions and avoid potentially devastating consequences, we must activate the science community to speak up in new ways to address the impacts of climate change at the local, state, national, and global level. And we need to act now.

More to come...

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