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The Ides of March
« on: Mar 08, 2019, 12:07:25 pm »
 

poseidonlost

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A school strike planned in the US on March 15th over the 11 years we have left to fix climate change  ::) Seems to add exactly up to 2030. The four "organizers" and authors of this manifesto are girls no older than 16. One is 12. Like literally 12, like

Remember, the spring sacrifice season is basically here. Later start this year. A later Easter as well.

https://thebulletin.org/2019/03/adults-wont-take-climate-change-seriously-so-we-the-youth-are-forced-to-strike/

Adults won’t take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike.

By Maddy Fernands, Isra Hirsi, Haven Coleman, Alexandria Villaseñor, March 7, 2019

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Editor’s note: The authors are the lead organizers of US Youth Climate Strike, part of a global student movement inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s weekly school strikes in Sweden and other European countries.

 

We, the youth of America, are fed up with decades of inaction on climate change. On Friday, March 15, young people like us across the United States will strike from school. We strike to bring attention to the millions of our generation who will most suffer the consequences of increased global temperatures, rising seas, and extreme weather. But this isn’t a message only to America. It’s a message from the world, to the world, as students in dozens of countries on every continent will be striking together for the first time.

For decades, the fossil fuel industry has pumped greenhouse gas emissions into our atmosphere. Thirty years ago, climate scientist James Hansen warned Congress about climate change. Now, according to the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global temperature rise, we have only 11 years to prevent even worse effects of climate change. And that is why we strike.

We strike to support the Green New Deal. Outrage has swept across the United States over the proposed legislation. Some balk at the cost of transitioning the country to renewable energy, while others recognize its far greater benefit to society as a whole. The Green New Deal is an investment in our future—and the future of generations beyond us—that will provide jobs, critical new infrastructure and most importantly, the drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions essential to limit global warming. And that is why we strike.

To many people, the Green New Deal seems like a radical, dangerous idea. That same sentiment was felt in 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the New Deal—a drastic piece of legislation credited with ending the Great Depression that threatened (and cost) many lives in this country. Robber-barons, ordinary citizens, and many in between were enraged by the policies enacted by the New Deal. But looking back at how it changed the United States, it’s impossible to ignore that the New Deal brought an end to the worst economic disaster in history by creating fundamental programs like Social Security and establishing new regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Works Progress Administration mobilized workers across the nation to build important infrastructure—including thousands of schools—that has improved Americans’ everyday life for generations.

Change is always difficult, but it shouldn’t be feared or shied away from. Even for its detractors, Roosevelt’s New Deal ended up working out quite well. The United States led the world’s economy throughout the many decades since. The changes proposed in the Green New Deal will help ensure our entire species has the opportunity to thrive in the decades (and centuries) to come. As the original New Deal was to the declining US economy, the Green New Deal is to our changing climate. And that is why we strike.

The popular arguments against the Green New Deal include preposterous claims that it will ban airplanes, burgers, and cow flatulence—claims that are spread even by some of the most powerful leaders in our nation like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Although these outlandish claims are clearly false, they reveal a larger truth apparent in the American, and world, populations: Instead of taking action on the imminent threat of climate change, our leaders play political games. Because adults won’t take our future seriously, we, the youth, are forced to. And that is why we strike.

The alarming symptoms of Climate Denialism—a serious condition affecting both the hallways of government and the general population—mark our current historical crossroads of make-it-or-break-it action on climate change. Although there are many reasons for this affliction—such as difficulty grasping the abstract concept of a globally changed climate, or paralysis in the face of overwhelming environmental catastrophe—the primary mode of Climate Denialism contagion involves lies spouted by politicians, large corporations, and interest groups. People in power, like Senator McConnell and the Koch brothers, have used money and power to strategically shift the narrative on climate change and spread lies that allow themselves and other fossil fuel industry beneficiaries to keep the fortunes they’ve built on burning fossil fuels and degrading the environment.

The current US president is a rabid climate change denier himself. President Trump pulled out of the historic Paris Agreement and repeatedly tweets about weather phenomena that he claims somehow disprove the existence of climate change—despite the fact that his own administration has reported the facts of climate change and its impact on the United States.

We are also concerned that top Democrats demonstrate their own lack of urgency about the existential threat of climate change. California senator Dianne Feinstein’s recent dismissal of a group of schoolchildren visiting her office to beg her support for the Green New Deal was very disturbing for us young people. Feinstein will not have to face the consequences of her inaction on climate change. She suggested that the children one day run for the Senate themselves if they wish to pass aggressive climate legislation. Sadly, that may not be an option for us, if she and other Democrats, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, continue to dismiss the pleas of our generation. Faced with politicians on both sides of the aisle who belittle and ignore us, we’re forced to take a stand, and we’re doing it together on a global scale. And that is why we strike.

We strike because our world leaders haven’t acknowledged, prioritized, or properly addressed the climate crisis. We strike because marginalized communities across our nation—especially communities of color and low income communities—are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We strike because if the societal order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then influential adults will be forced to take note, face the urgency of the climate crisis, and enact change. With our future at stake, we call for radical legislative action—now—to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We strike for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100 percent renewable economy, and to stop creation of new fossil fuel infrastructure. We strike because we believe the climate crisis should be called what it really is: A national emergency, because we are running out of time.
"Castles made of sand, slips into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix
 

Re: The Ides of March
« Reply #1 on: Mar 08, 2019, 12:35:39 pm »
 

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Here is their suicidal tyrannical depopulating platform...

https://www.youthclimatestrikeus.org/platform

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Our Mission

We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change,according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities—  are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.

Our Demands

Green New Deal

    An equitable transition for marginalized communities that will be most impacted by climate change

    An equitable transition for fossil-fuel reliant communities to a renewable economy

    100% renewable energy by 2030

    Upgrading the current electric grid

    No creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure (pipelines, coal plants, fracking etc.)

    The creation of a committee to oversee the implementation of a Green New Deal

        That has subpoena power

        Committee members can’t take fossil fuel industry donations

        Accepts climate science[their climate science]

 

A halt in any and all fossil fuel infrastructure projects

    Fossil fuel infrastructure disproportionately impacts indigenous communities and communities of color in a negative way

    Creating new fossil fuel infrastructure would create new reliance on fossil fuels at a time of urgency

 

All decisions made by the government be tied in scientific research, including the 2018 IPCC report

    The world needs to reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2030, and 100% by 2050

    We need to incorporate this fact into all policymaking

 

Declaring a National Emergency on Climate Change

    This calls for a national emergency because we have 11 years to avoid catastrophic climate change

    Since the US has empirically been a global leader, we should be a leader on climate action

    Since the US largely contributes to global GHG emissions, we should be leading the fight in GHG reduction

 
[This is where it gets really good]
Compulsory comprehensive education on climate change and its impacts throughout grades K-8

    K-8 is the ideal age range for compulsory climate change education because:

        Impressionability is high during that developmental stage, therefore it’s easier for children and young adults to learn about climate change in a more in-depth manner, and retain that information

        Climate change becomes a nonpartisan issue, as it truly is because it’s based solely on science from the beginning

Preserving our public lands and wildlife

    Diverse ecosystems and national parks will be very impacted by climate change, therefore it’s important that we work to the best of our abilities to preserve their existence

Keeping our water supply clean

    Clean water is essential for all living beings, when we pollute our water supply, or the water supply of someone else, it’s simply a violation of an essential human right

Our Solutions

    The extraction of Greenhouse Gases from the atmosphere

        Reforestation-- replenishing our forests by planting trees and allowing them to thrive, sustainable forestry

        Reduced food waste-- methane emissions from rotting food in landfills contributes immensely to overall Greenhouse Gases emissions

    Emission standards and benchmarks

        We need to create standards and benchmarks for reducing Greenhouse Gases that align with those expressed by the science community to avoid 1.5° Celsius warming

    Changing the agriculture industry

        Less carbon-intensive farming

        More plant-based farming

    Using renewable energy and building renewable energy infrastructure

    Stopping the unsustainable and dangerous process of fracking

    Stop mountaintop removal/mining

        It is very harmful to our environment and people working in these fields



*These are not the sole solutions, these are just some solutions that we approve of

*To be effective, these solutions need to be implemented at a large scale by the United States government[the government isn't doing their job, so the government should do all of this]
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Re: The Ides of March
« Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 2019, 05:15:06 am »
 

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Bump. The event stated above was supposed to be today. Otherwise, hey it's the Ides of March no?



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