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    Extinction Rebellion Demands and Radio Interview

     

     Interview on KGNU radio on 12-6-19  8:30 am to 9:30 am Connetions show at

    US Demands

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    That the Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, it must reverse all policies not in alignment with that position and must work alongside the media to communicate the urgency for change including what individuals, communities and businesses need to do.

    2

    The Government must enact legally-binding policies to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and take further action to remove the excess of atmospheric greenhouse gases. It must cooperate internationally so that the global economy runs on no more than half a planet’s worth of resources per year.

    3

    We do not trust our Government to make the bold, swift and long-term changes necessary to achieve these changes and we do not intend to hand further power to our politicians. Instead we demand a Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes, as we rise from the wreckage, creating a democracy fit for purpose.

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    We demand a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty; establishes reparations and remediation led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities for years of environmental injustice, establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all.

    UK Demands

    Three Demands:

     

    1. Tell the truth

      Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

    2. Act Now

      Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

    3. Beyond Politics

      Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

     

    Mike and Patricia McCoy  Save 608 Acre Tijuana Estuary for  Birds and Wildlife

    Mike and Patricia McCoy Save 608 Acre Tijuana Estuary for Birds and Wildlife

    By organizing, lobbying their Congressman, visiting the US Fish and Wildlife service in Washington DC, and regularly exploring the wetlands, Mike and Patricia McCoy protected the wetland.  Despite having their meeting shot up by real estate developers, their efforts got this area protected as the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and a neighboring  state park.  Over 370 species of birds use the estuary.  It is also a nursery for fish.  Story

    "Dark Waters"- Movie-Crusading Attorney & Community Force DuPont to Clean Up PFOA Toxic Waste Its Toxic Waste

    movie  This movie comes from the book Exposure about attorney Rob Bilott and the community of Parkersburg  rallying to uncover the toxic waste being dumped on them.  There is a happy ending to the book, as after years of battle, they get DuPont to clean up the mess and pay for medical treatment.  There is another documentary movie "The Devil We Know" about this fight over PFOAs and DuPont.

    Ways to Cultivate Hope and Action

    Francis Moore Lappe mentions tips to be effective and  productive. Act, have good examples of successes to follow, do acts from an "I can " prspective, not an "I should" perspective, and align your actions with setting an example and achieving goals.  link