Are we going back to normal? #COVID_19

#EarthDay2020

The IPCC in 2030-target reports says, by cutting ghg CO2 (only) in half (about 6%/yr) and stable numbers of carbon sinks gives us a 50/50 chance to stay under 2 C degrees #globalheating. This gives us of course no safety margin.

Not being on top of this problem will only increase the problem as #climateimpact goes both ways. Note, the CC is an immediate threat (civilisational collapse). Once again, our world is ONE integrated problem.

Hope – The trend of rising from the ashes of the corona virus is not enough.

Eg. South Africa –

– Food shortage (from years of draught)

– Health services shortage

– Poverty

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+ Virus (Lung infection (many already w/ lower lung capacity due to #airpollution))

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= Desperation

How to approach the come-back path by choosing the best recovery direction from reopening the “Gates of consequences” is an unknown.

Our existing economy is optimised, without any contingency (redundancy). Insufficient for disaster abruptions.

Only a GREEN (in harmony with nature) stimulus plan can absorb the shock waves that will come after this. Expect more mortality with at least 50 years of severe cascading climate disruptions. #monoclimate

These crises must be turned around with UNDERSTANDING, COMMUNICATION and VOICE ACTIVISM #DivestNobel. #PCD11

The SDG Accord – #Education

The SDG Accord #Education

#SDG4 QUALITY EDUCATION

Time to take global responsibility on sustainable development.

Has your university / college signed up to this scheme?

Can you help and send them an hint!

“This Accord calls upon we, the world’s universities and colleges to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into our education, research, leadership, operations, administration and engagement activities”

#GETBEHINDTHESDGs #Climatedots #GlobalGoals

www.sdgaccord.org

Why?

Everything is inter-connected

What is sustainability? It is changing all the time.

The global SDGs are at the moment the leading scheme for sustainability.

To a greener, leaner and healthier community.

Localisation of the SDGs in cities and towns are part of the #Agenda2030 – 17 goals and 169 targets 

Not many #cities and towns are at the same level of resilience, ⁦@uclg_org⁩ network can mobilise to support ten years of new strategy on Making Cities Resilient #MCR2030 and help localise the #SendaiFramework @wuf10 #WUF10 ⁦UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme)

VEGAN

03/01/2020 – Veganism is “important” and “worthy” of respect in a democratic society.

  • being worthy of respect in a democratic society
  • not being incompatible with human dignity
  • not conflicting with fundamental rights of others.

 

Sorce:
https://news.sky.com/story/ethical-veganism-is-a-philosophical-belief-tribunal-says-11900304

Climate Change

{Don’t worry, I won’t hurt you
I only want you to have some fun}
I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day
The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere
Tryin’ to run from the destruction, you know I didn’t even care
Say say two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine
I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, so sue me if I go too fast
But life is just a party and parties weren’t meant to last
War is all around us, my mind says prepare to fight
So if I gotta die I’m gonna listen to my body tonight
Yeah hey, they say two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine
Yeah, yeah, hey
People, let me tell you somethin’
If you didn’t come to party, don’t bother knockin’ on my door, oww
I got a lion in my pocket and baby he’s ready to roar, yeah hey
Everybody’s got a bomb, we could all die any day, oh
But before I let that happen, I’ll dance my life away, oh ho
They say two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time
(We’re runnin’ out of time)
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine
(We gonna, we gonna, oh)
Say it one more time
Two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time
(No, no)
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine
(We gonna, we gonna)
Alright, nineteen ninety-nine
You say it, nineteen ninety-nine
Mmm nineteen ninety-nine
(Oww, nineteen ninety-nine)
Don’t stop it, don’t stop it, say it one more time
Two thousand zero zero party over, oops out of time
(Yeah, yeah)
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine
(We gonna, we gonna, whoa)
Yeah, nineteen ninety-nine
Don’t you wanna go?
(Nineteen ninety-nine)
Don’t you wanna go?
(Nineteen ninety-nine)
We could all die any day
(Nineteen ninety-nine)
I don’t wanna die, I’d rather dance my life away
(Nineteen ninety-nine)
Listen to what I’m tryin’ to say
Everybody, everybody say party
Come on now, you say it party
That’s right, everybody say party
Can’t run from revelation, no
(Party)
Sing it for your nation, y’all
(Party)
(Ow!)
Dreamin’ when you’re singin’, baby
(Party)
Say the telephone a ringin’, mama, now
(Party)
Come on, come on, you say
(Party)
Everybody, two times
(Party)
(Ow!)
Work it down to the ground, I’m sayin’
(Party)
Oh baby, say it again
(Ooh hoo hoo)
(Party)
Oh, shake your body, baby!
(Party)
That’s right, come on, sing the song
(Party)
Ah aah ha
(Party)
That’s right
(Party)
Got a lion in my pocket mama, say
(Party)
Ah, and he’s ready to roar
(Party)
Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?
Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?

This is basically why everyone says we have reached the “Point of No Return” on CC #Climatecrises

This is basically why everyone says we have reached the “Point of No Return” on CC #Climatecrises

Global heating faster and faster, 2010-20 was the hottest decade on record 1.1 °C (WMO)
#TimeForAction #COP25 #Article6 #COP26 – #UNITEBEHINDTHESDGs

Unfortunately for stability and resilience of our planet requires much less climate sensitivity. Our immediate existence is in peril.

Yes it’s true, we have to accept to surrender to defeat. From here a curvy uncertain road in two directions, time is up what do you do?

Here it is; Explaining the cascade of tipping points in report, inter-connected #Climatedots:
Global common cascade of tipping points to be exceeded (triggered at low levels of global warming) even between 1 and 2 °C of warming breaking many planetary boundaries;

West Antarctica’s ‘grounding line’ where ice, ocean and bedrock meet is retreating irreversibly.

Greenland’s ice sheet to be doomed at 1.5 °C of heating, which to happen as soon as 2030.

The Arctic (warming at least twice as quick as the global average), indicating that, at 2 °C of heating, the region has a 10–35% chance of becoming largely ice-free in summer amplifying regional warming.

99% of tropical corals are projected to be lost if global average temperature rises by 2 °C.

Biosphere tipping points to trigger abrupt carbon release back to the atmosphere or strong cloud feedbacks to cause a unknown global key tipping point (a cloud-resolving model published this year suggests that the abrupt break-up of stratocumulus cloud (above about 1,200 parts per million of CO2) could have resulted in scary 8 °C of global heating), this will amplify climate change further.

The Amazon tipping point ranges from 40% deforestation to just 20% forest-cover loss.

Dieback of North American boreal forests, turning some regions from a carbon sink to a carbon source.

Permafrost across the Arctic is beginning to irreversibly thaw and release carbon dioxide and methane.

15% slowdown since the mid-twentieth century of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)!

 

The remaining emissions budget (#carbonbudget) to be all but erased already.

Humans strongly forcing the system, with atmospheric CO2 concentration and global temperature increasing at rates that are an order of magnitude.

 

Proof

#ClimateALARM: DO THE MATHS

E = R × U = p × D × τ / T

The situation is an emergency if both risk and urgency are high. If reaction time is longer than the intervention time left (τ / T > 1), we have lost control.

The report argue that the intervention time left to prevent tipping could already have shrunk towards zero, whereas the reaction time (τ) to achieve net zero emissions is 30 years at best. Have we already lost control of whether tipping happens?

 

The rate at which damaging tipping cascades accumulates from global mean surface temperature tipping are an order of magnitude.

#TimeForAction #COP25 #Article6 #COP26 – #UNITEBEHINDTHESDGs

 

Source: Nature.com – http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-03595-0

 

Swedish template “When the climate crisis comes” #Climatedots

BREAKING CITY INITIATIVE

The #climatedots lead to this draft Swedish brochure “When the climate crisis comes”, to be distributed to all (4.8 million) Swedish households.

The redesigned crisis brochure is addressed to Sweden’s elected people from us citizens, who are deeply concerned by the ongoing #climatecrisis and the consequences it will have for our society.  With the accelerating global heating comes food shortages, water shortages, disease spread, extreme drought, fires, floods, conflicts, terrorism and war. 

The climate crisis poses a threat to democracy and human rights. It will expose the majority of us living today to unimaginable suffering and hardship, already within a couple of decades.

The brochure to Malmo’s residents, “When the climate crisis comes”. The brochure provides a summary of the current climate research. In addition, it will inform-to-protect/help-to-understand how seriously our society will be affected by the climate crisis if they do not take the necessary action as soon as possible. The Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) first concrete call to our politicians is: Speak clear language! For example, the rainfall that hit the city in 2014 cost the entire £500 million! Similar extreme weather will occur at shorter intervals in the future and with greater intensity (SMHI). XR want Sweden’s City of Malmo to be the first to participate in a nationwide information campaign that gives all residents knowledge about the climate crisis, the ecological collapse and what we need to do now. 

XR’s second call is: Act now! XR wish Malmo to show political will and take immediate measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the 1.5-degree target in the Paris Agreement. A carbon dioxide budget is needed for all emissions from the City of Malmo – from companies, the public sector and the residents of the municipality. The City of Malmo announced #climateemergency, received 886 votes this year and thus became one of the proposals that received the most votes on the “Malmo Initiative”.

XR want a research-based plan to be made with the help of independent experts who are free from party politics and special interests. According to the City of Malmo, the municipality has reduced its emissions by 12 percent over the past 30 years, but a 32 percent reduction is required between 2018-2020 to reach the municipality’s goals. In other words, rapid and extensive changes are needed. XR would like to point out that the climate impact of reality only becomes less with reduced emissions

(((If all countries keep their promises and decrease their emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030, we will still reach global heating of 3 C degrees!)))

We are in a crisis whose scope is almost impossible to take in. In this situation we must be brave, see the truth in the white eye and dare to embark on unbroken ground. Political will and decisions that are crucial to the future of our and our children need to be made now, during this term of office by our elected politicians, with duty-to-protect our country-regions and its inhabitants.

/The Swedish state and MSB (the Swedish Agency for Social Protection and Emergency Preparedness)/Extinction Rebellion

 

Link to brochure;
https://www.extinctionrebellion.se/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Klimatkrisen-eng.pdf

#COP25 #COP26

Yearbook 2019 #COP22

The Yearbook of Global Action and the Climate Pathways are out! I am delighted to share these reports, actions, initiatives and goals. I am so happy to work with this team. Gracias!

UN Climate Change News, 25 November 2019 – Publications released today by UN Climate Change shine a light on current climate action and lay down pathways to climate neutrality by mid-Century, required to meet the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. The reports are part of the work of UN Climate Change with experts and civil society groups.

gcap thematicareas gca yearbook2019 cop25 climateAmbition nextsteps environment #RealZero #WeMeanBusiness #MarrakeshPartnership

https://unfccc.int/…/climate-action-yearbook-pathways-lend-…

#COP22 –> 2019 Yearbook #ClimateAction

In the twelfth hour – No flow @all

Prepping for 3 C degrees

Predicting rising temperatures by 3 C (+30 – 40 yrs) degrees, is a temperature no body can cope with.

This is an impossible equation.

Daily Mail

Before our very eyes the Arctic is disappearing from only 1.5 C (150 yrs) degrees global heating.

It is likely the whole continent will disappear in 30-40 years and so could 50% of the global human population. This pure continent vanished, replaced with dark blue, filled with human disaster debris is such a disgrace we should already now rename it the ‘Human Failure Circle’.

In 2019 the elite are fully aware of climate change global heating, suddenly stating that the human race CAN SURVIVE! They are fully aware that in the last 50 years we have already wiped out 50% of spices, urbanised 50% of all natural land. There are zero % spaces left on the planet to pollute. All this in one lifetime cannot happen, REVENGE IS COMING whether you like it or not. It is going to hit humans where it hurts most. So instead of dreaming of new worlds to conquer, first clean up the mess you have left behind. Historically businesses have left it to the vulnerable to deal with – It’s game over.

Here is a business challenge – Do you hope your business will take care of you and your family when the average temperature has doubled from 1.5 to 3 degrees C? Or, do you expect by then some volunteer relief organisation will sort out your life and your family members?

Business as usual. Connected or not we’re in the last few life boats.
I can tell you then – big business crash n’ burn mentality wishing for dodgy politicians to subsidise or bail out your company is no longer going to work.

Because the PROBLEM is irreversible, I can whisper to you humankind’s final solution. GET BEHIND THE SDGS ASAP #GETBEHINDTHESDGS – (The Paris Agreement is SDG13)

https://www.sdgaccord.org

We have to use a new language, In Togethernessship, We Must Try, because no corporate solution on it’s own CAN HANDLE what’s coming. Or, believe me, military will intervene worldwide sooner than you can imagine. What future of collapsing societies is that to look forward too.

 

Business.com, what was the point?

If I was given the domain I would make reservations

 

#Goodpolicy #Freeenergyforfuture #Freepublictransport #Rainwaterharvestingshade #Digitalecosystem #COP25 #Climatedots #ClimateElection #SDGs #GlobalGoals #Agenda2030

 

#ClimateEmergency planning must apply to every New Local Plan

BREAKING READING NEW LOCAL PLAN

#WhereIsYourPlan #TelltheTruth #ActNow #PeoplesAssembly

Background
At the very time of writing this, we are aware of 245 Local Authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have declared a Climate Emergency (149 have set a target of 2030 or earlier). #Peoplesdemands can’t be ignored. It’s a cross party movement, with political control as follows: 80 No Overall Control • 75 Labour • 60 Conservative • 22 Lib Dem • 4 Independent • 1 Plaid Cymru. (SNP are minority lead on some of the NOC Councils). 

Our #cities and towns are the main solution to respond to the #climatecrises, the key for combating climate change. Many cities have committed to meeting the #ParisAgreement goals (60% of UK Councils have in 2019 declared a Climate Emergency). But are those targets translating to action on the ground? The need for an urban climate emergency toolkit is clear. London, Manchester City and Leeds are on a quest to achieve 100% carbon-free electricity not later than #NetZero 2038 and what other cities can learn from this experience.

#ClimateEmergency planning must apply to every New Local Plan

The adoption of Reading’s UNSUSTAINABLE  Local Plan will be discussed at a meeting of Council on 4th November. Once adopted, it will replace all existing development plans (the Core Strategy, Reading Central Area Action Plan and Sites and Detailed Policies Document) as the main consideration in deciding planning applications within Reading.

As it is, the inspector’s conclusions ASSESSED AGAINST NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK 2012 are that, subject to a number of ‘main’ modifications, the Local Plan is sound and legally compliant, and can proceed to adoption.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


– Climate Change Centre Reading (CCTC) urge a meeting of the Reading Borough Council’s Strategic Environment Planning and Transport Committee (SEPT) this month to agree the final “climate emergency” phase of New Local Plan consultation, BEFORE the document is re-submitted to the Secretary of State, for final examination by independent inspector to determine whether it is ‘sound’ and legally compliant and therefore can be adopted.

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published in 2018 contains four headline implications for planning for climate change, which are as follows:

  • The revised #NPPF retains the key link between planning policy and the provisions of the Climate Change Act 2008. This means all local plans must set a carbon dioxide emissions reduction target and lay out clear ways of measuring progress on carbon dioxide emissions reduction
  • Guidance for viability testing has been re-balanced, creating more opportunity for policy that might address climate change
  • There is still real confusion about the scope of planning authorities to set ambitious targets beyond the Building Regulations on energy efficiency
  • There is nothing to stop local plans adopting requirements for on-site renewable energy generation

“ – This is the final phase of public consultation on what is a key planning document which will play a major role in helping to shape Reading over the next 20 year period (2016-2036).”

Reading Council climate emergency declaration;
http://www.reading.gov.uk/article/12745/Climate-emergency-declaration

 

Climate Emergency UK

 

#RenewableEnergy #Renewables #Environment #Environmental #SmartCities #CarbonNeutrality #SustainableSolutions #Electricity #Solar #SolarEnergy #SolarPower #GRESB #LEED #CarbonFree #Climate #ClimateChange #Water #Waste #WasteManagement