In support of Extinction Rebellion and school student climate activists this blog is recognising a Climate Emergency.
At the end of 2018, the UN Secretary General warned us:
- Humanity and life on Earth now face a ‘direct existential threat’
- The world must act swiftly and robustly to keep global warming under 1.5°C and try to avoid utterly catastrophic impacts to life on Earth.
Human activity is causing irreparable harm to the life on this world. A mass extinction event, only the sixth in roughly 540 million years, is underway. Many current life forms could be annihilated or at least committed to extinction by the end of this century.
The air we breathe, the water we drink, the earth we plant in, the food we eat, and the beauty and diversity of nature that nourishes our psychological well-being, all are being corrupted and compromised by the political and economic systems that promote and support our modern, consumer-focussed lifestyles.
We must act while we still can. What we are seeing now is nothing compared to what could come.