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#1534097 --- 09/20/19 05:13 AM "Our Planet Our Future"
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Ithaca will join global climate strikes Friday

September 19, 2019
by Kelsey O'Connor

ITHACA, N.Y. — Millions of people across the globe are expected to take to the streets and strike Friday to draw attention to the international climate emergency. Many Ithacans are expected to join the strike at two events planned Friday.

The strike comes a few days ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York City, which is expected to bring leaders together to discuss concrete plans for addressing climate change. The strikes Friday are intended to disrupt business as usual because "our house is on fire. The climate crisis is an emergency but we're not acting like it," the organizing page states. Participants from more than 150 countries will be calling for an end to the age of fossil fuels.

Students from Ithaca College and Cornell University will begin marching down to the Ithaca Commons around 11 a.m. ahead of the Ithaca Global Climate Strike, organized by Sunrise Ithaca, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Bernie Milton Pavilion. There will be speakers, presentations, songs and a "space to build climate resiliency and climate action," the Facebook event states. Following the strike on the Ithaca Commons will be the Ithaca Climate Action rally on the shore of Cayuga Lake in Stewart Park hosted by the Paleontological Research Institution. Beginning at 3 p.m., speakers including local politicians, scientists, activists and students, will speak at the rally which is aiming to teach people how they can take individual and community action to combat climate change.

Speakers will include Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton; Tracy Mitrano, Democratic candidate for the NY-23 seat; Anne Armstrong, a doctoral student in Cornell's Department of Natural Resources and an author of "Communicating Climate Change: a Guide for Educators"; Dayna Jorgenson, director of programs at the Cayuga Nature Center; and Louis Derry, a professor in the earth and atmospheric sciences department at Cornell. There will also be entertainment from DJ Ziggy and Music for the Bahamas, featuring a benefit mini-concert with an opportunity to donate to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian.

The event at Stewart Park is hosted by PRI, which has been a leader in climate science education.

"PRI is the publisher of “The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change”, which has won national recognition. In conjunction with the publication of the Guide, PRI has undertaken a drive to fight climate-change denial propaganda by raising donations to distribute copies of the Guide free to every school in the United States," PRI said in a news release.


https://ithacavoice.com/2019/09/ithaca-will-join-global-climate-strikes-friday/
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#1534108 --- 09/20/19 09:12 AM Re: "Our Planet Our Future" [Re: Teonan]
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From Sydney To San Francisco, Millions Are Striking For Global Climate Action
The day of protest precedes the United Nations summit on how to rein in the worst effects of climate change.


Rebecca Campisi, an elementary school teacher in Sydney who was at the rally with her two kids and mother, said the day’s event was inspiring.

“I’m so impressed with how many people have shown up, and so many kids, so many students,” she said. “It’s very uplifting to know that the future is in safe hands, and obviously there’s a very big groundswell now of people that really care about this issue and they can’t be ignored any longer. It’s time to take some action and make some change.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/global-climate-strike_n_5d8417dde4b0957256b407b0
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#1534138 --- 09/20/19 01:08 PM Re: "Our Planet Our Future" [Re: Teonan]
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Intergenerational solidarity: Elders join youth in climate strikes

by Brian Roewe

Sep 19, 2019


Meet Ava Rabiner.

She's 17, and a senior at St. Mary Academy-Bay View in East Providence, Rhode Island. She supports the Green New Deal. And on Friday, she'll be joining more than three dozen classmates in walking out of their school, run by the Sisters of Mercy, and heading to Burnside Park in downtown Providence as part of the latest global youth climate strike.

"I think that all other issues fall secondary to climate change. That if we don't have a planet, then we won't have a democracy to protect," she told NCR. "So it's vitally important that we get people talking about climate change and we get people acting on their words."

Meet Sr. Mary Pendergast.

She's 73, and a Sister of Mercy living in Rhode Island. She also supports the Green New Deal, and has been active for decades on ecological issues. She'll be at Burnside Park on Friday, too.

"These kids deserve a future," she said. "And it's my responsibility to protect. To act on behalf of creation, to protect the poor and future generations."

The two, separated by nearly six decades in age, will be joining forces, along with people in roughly 150 countries and an estimated 4,800 protests, in the Sept. 20-27 climate strikes, part of the Fridays for Future movement begun last year by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg. This mass student strike, the third global iteration, is the first that has invited people of all ages to join. Not that age kept Pendergast from standing with young people at the past protests.

"I'm 73 years old, so I'm not leading anything," the Mercy sister said. "But I can be an ally."


https://www.ncronline.org/news/environme...ickSource=email
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#1534167 --- 09/21/19 05:32 AM Re: "Our Planet Our Future" [Re: Teonan]
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"My generation trashed the planet. So I salute the children striking back." Right ON George Monbiot.


Young people take to streets for Ithaca's Global Climate Strike

by Kelsey O'Connor
September 20, 2019


ITHACA, N.Y. — Hundreds of young people in Ithaca took to the streets Friday to strike for the climate.

The Ithaca Commons was the meeting place for the many students that streamed down from Cornell University and Ithaca College, from Ithaca High School, LACS, and other local schools with handmade signs. They chanted for a Green New Deal and shouted in unison, "Fossil fuels have got to go."

An estimated 1,200 people gathered by the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons for Ithaca's part in the Global Climate Strike. It was one of thousands of demonstrations across the country and globe Friday. Millions of people took to the streets to urge leaders around the world to step up and combat climate change.

Speakers who addressed the large crowd Friday demanded a Green New Deal, respect of indigenous land, environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, and an immediate end to burning fossil fuels. Part of the mission of the Global Climate Strike is to draw attention to climate change as an emergency.

"The climate crisis is an emergency - we want everyone to start acting like it," the organizing page states.

Protesters carried signs Friday that read, "There is no Planet B," "I'm studying for a future that's being destroyed" and "Our house is on fire."

With the strikes, young people are putting pressure on world leaders to act. The demonstrations come a few days ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, which will bring leaders from different sectors - politics, business, and others - to discuss concrete plans to address the global climate emergency.

The rallying continued later at Stewart Park, with several speakers including students, scientists and activists. One speaker was Franny Lux, a student at Lehman Alternative Community School.

"We need everyone who can to band together to help push forward legislation that can work to improve the outlook -- to slow our current warming, to ensure a sustainable future for my generation, for future generations. Showing up today is an important step but we must make sure to keep moving forward. Our time is running out," Lux said.

https://ithacavoice.com/2019/09/young-people-take-to-streets-for-ithacas-global-climate-strike/
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#1534192 --- 09/22/19 05:28 AM Re: "Our Planet Our Future" [Re: Teonan]
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We’re not through’: After biggest climate protest in history draws 4 million worldwide, campaigners prepare for week of action


‘We’re not through’: After biggest climate protest in history draws 4 million worldwide, campaigners prepare for week of action
“Today we saw a movement, made up of people from all ages and backgrounds coming together and calling for the end of coal, oil, and gas,” said May Boeve, executive director of 350.org. “September 20th was a demonstration of intent, of 4 million people who took time off from work or school to say that they are ready. Ready to move on and make the changes we need for a future free from fossil fuels and based in climate equity and justice.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/were-no...week-of-action/
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#1534202 --- 09/23/19 05:36 AM Re: "Our Planet Our Future" [Re: Teonan]
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'An Obligation to Make Radical Change': At Youth Climate Summit, Young Leaders Say Merely Listening to Science Is Not Enough
"Stop asking world leaders to just listen to science and demand they act on science."


At the first-ever Youth Climate Action Summit at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Saturday, climate leader Greta Thunberg was joined by more than 600 young activists who were able to appeal directly to the U.N. secretary-general a day after helping to galvanize an estimated total of four million people at the Global Climate Strike—and the campaigners in attendance did not mince words.

"Enough is enough. We don't want fossil fuels anymore," Rodriguez said. "The science is clear; our world leaders have an obligation to make radical change."

Argentina Climate Activist Bruno Rodriguez speaks at UN Youth Climate Summit: "We are facing an existential emergency & our world leaders have the obligation to make radical change but change rarely takes place from the top down. It happens when millions of people demand change." pic.twitter.com/ddZdzEUfNt

— The Hill (@thehill) September 21, 2019

Komal Kumar, representing Fiji, said that young people and families in frontline communities are "living in constant fear and climate anxiety."

"We demand action. Stop wasting time," Kumar said. "Engage young people in the design of adaptation plans."

"We will hold you accountable," she added. "And if you do not remember, we will mobilize to vote you out."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/0...ders-say-merely
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#1534219 --- 09/24/19 05:51 AM Re: "Our Planet Our Future" [Re: Teonan]
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How Dare You!': Greta Thunberg Rages at 'Fairytales of Eternal Economic Growth' at UN Climate Summit

"Entire ecosytems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money."

In a speech to the United Nations Climate Action Summit Monday, Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg lit into world leaders for their "empty words" around solving the climate crisis and said decades of inaction have left her generation without a future.

"People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosytems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth," said Thunberg. "How dare you!"

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at #UNGA: "This is all wrong...You all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words—and yet, I'm one of the lucky ones." https://t.co/YTVSvKxTkg pic.twitter.com/px90HghuQd
— ABC News (@ABC) September 23, 2019

Thunberg delivered her remarks during a panel on the climate crisis after she was asked what she thought of the worldwide climate strike movement that she began, alone, 13 months ago. But the youth activist wasn't interested in rehashing the past or praise from politicians.

"I shouldn't be standing here," said Thunberg. "I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to me for hope? How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words."

“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”My speech in UN General Assembly in print https://t.co/8wYyCa4H01
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 23, 2019

"For more than 30 years the science has been crystal clear," Thunberg continued. "How dare you continue to look away, and come here saying that you are doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight."

On Monday, Thunberg also joined with 16 youth activists to present the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child with a "landmark complaint" alleging the world is not living up to its responsibilities under the treaty to provide "a world worth inheriting to the future," according to Fridays for Future organizer Alexandria Villaseñor.

In her remarks to the panel on Monday, Thunberg put world leaders on notice.

"We will not let you get away with this," said Thunberg. "Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/0...owth-un-climate
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#1535039 --- 10/19/19 10:37 AM Re: "Our Planet Our Future" [Re: Teonan]
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Just another brain washed millennial, If humans would make all the changes in the way we live, like she wants, 2/3rds of the global population would be wiped out in less than a decade.

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Doomsday-Scenario-A-World-Without-Oil.html

Politics vs. Research and Distribution
Much of the inability of GM technology to provide relief for the poorest nations seems to have less to do with the technology and more with social and political issues. Many of the poorest countries most strongly affected by famine, such as many African nations, have set up onerous regulations that prevent the growth and import of GM food and crops.

Much of this resistance seems to be prompted by groups such as the African Center for Biosafety and SAFeAGE, and also from international relationships with Europe which has tight restrictions on GM food. Also, and partially as a result of the political and social situation, groups, such as HarvestPlus, that focus on research and development crops and farming techniques to address third world hunger specifically avoid genetic engineering as a method to improve plants.


Edited by scwoodchuck (10/19/19 10:52 AM)
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#1535044 --- 10/20/19 05:50 AM Re: "Our Planet Our Future" [Re: scwoodchuck]
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Aww. Relax and rest assured Chuck, your Baby Boomer brain-fart notwithstanding. This vibrant, innovative, upcoming generation have 'got this'. wink

Why is Greta Thunberg so triggering for certain men?
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-styl...n-men-1.4002264



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