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What we love in March 2019 - action not hope on fighting Climate Change

"We need action, not hope on fighting Climate Change.” These words, spoken by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, are resonating around the world.

Greta, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, inspired 1.4 million young people around the world to take part in strikes and demand action on climate change. 

We’re just as inspired and have gathered these informative stories to highlight the importance of getting involved and step-up actions to fix the climate emergency.

We also want to show you that we have the technology and the people to be able to fix this problem right now. 

Remember, to do good, you actually have to do something!

 

What follows are examples that give us hope and if scaled up can solve the problem. We have the technology but do we have the will?



The house is on fire
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These interviews with students succinctly highlight the reason they’re striking: the current generation of world leaders is abjectly failing future generations and time is running out to take action and avoid catastrophic climate change.

The youth strikers welcomed adults to join them and have secured the support of a wide range of organisations including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and Extinction Rebellion. We love the photo above (on the right) shared by Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org, over on Twitter along with the message: “When scientists protest, their picket signs have footnotes #standupforscience” 
 
 
The future 50 foods
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Recent research has highlighted the “hidden killers” in our food system and the urgent need for more “Earth-Functional Foods. WWF-UK and Knorr have launched The Future 50 Foods report, which outlines the collection of diverse, plant-based foods from around the world that can boost the nutritional value of our meals whilst reducing the environmental impact of our food supply.


The vegetarian and vegan boom 
 
The evidence to switch to a vegetarian diet is overwhelming. Meat and Dairy are a major problem. But we can change. 10,000s have show us how and almost whole countries are vegetarian
 
 
 
So that shift although painful for many can be done. What do people want? To lose Miami or go veggie?
 
If they can do it we can do it. 
 
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Costa Rica’s push for decarbonisation
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Costa Rica's president has launched a plan to decarbonise the country by 2050, saying the Central American nation aims to show other nations what is possible to address climate change.  The following countries are all using a high percent of renewables.  You cannot stop renewables. 
 
If they can do it we can do it. 
 

 
Caribbean aims to be world’s first climate smart zone
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On the front lines of feeling the effects of climate change, it’s no surprise that small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean have taken a position of leadership in implementing new energy and sustainability initiatives. Aiming to become the world’s first climate-smart zone, 26 countries and more than 40 private-sector partners have created a coalition to fast-track climate action in the Caribbean region.

If they can do it we can do it.
 

India planted 66 million trees in 12 hours
 
 
If they can do it we can do it. 
 
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India top of the world for organic farming
 
 
Australia is second and then Argentina. Full list here.
 
If they can do it so can we. 
 

Huge organisations are divesting from fossil fuels
 
See here for the top 5 who have divested and see here for a list of UK Universities.
 
This is really hurting the Fossil Fuel industry.
 
There is a great article here about how continued investment in Fossil Fuels is the equivalent of Darth Vadar building the Death Star only to blow up other planets. 
 
If they can do it your city and organisation can.
 
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An apology to the future generations
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Prince Ea, activist and inspirational spoken-word artist, has launched a powerful video about mitigating climate change. The apology to future generations for the harm we have caused our planet has an incredibly profound and poignant message that we should all pay attention to.

Watch it to the end...starts off depressing... but has a lift!
 

We hope you’ve found this collection of reports and stories useful and informative. Now, why not check out our tools and tips on taking action and getting involved with the climate emergency movement? 

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Jennifer Clair Robson

Jennifer Clair Robson

Writing for Warp It because climate change, sustainability and the environment are issues close to my heart.

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