The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction: an extinction of our own making. We must act now.
The air we breathe, the water we drink, the earth we plant in, the food we eat, and the beauty and diversity of nature that nourishes our psychological well-being, all are being corrupted and compromised by the political and economic systems that promote and support our modern, consumer-focussed lifestyles.
We must act while we still can. What we are seeing now is nothing compared to what could come.
Effects on global human society, if the climate and ecological emergency is not addressed, may spiral out of control - Sea level rise, Desertification, Wildfires, Water shortage, Crop failure, Extreme weather, Millions displaced, Disease, Increased risk of wars and conflicts!
But our leaders are failing in their duty to act on our behalf. Our current systems of governance is compromised by a focus on profits and economic growth. Politicians can be influenced by lobbies of powerful corporations and the media are hampered by vested interest of corporate advertisers undermining our democratic values.
We have run out of the luxury of time to react incrementally. We must radically and immediately begin reducing emissions and improving carbon absorption, drawing it down and locking it up again. Only a peaceful planet-wide mobilisation will give us a chance to avoid the worst case scenarios and restore a safe climate.
The task before us is daunting but big changes have happened before.
Let’s make a better world.