A Group Shout on Climate Change

October 1, 2014 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

The marchers and mayors, the ministers and presidents, have come and gone. So what is the verdict on Climate Week, the summit meeting on global warming convened by the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, in New York?

The meeting was not intended to reach a global agreement or to extract tangible commitments from individual nations to reduce the greenhouse gases that are changing the world’s ecosystems and could well spin out of control. Its purpose was to build momentum for a new global deal to be completed in December 2015, in Paris.

In that respect, it clearly moved the ball forward, not so much in the official speeches but on the streets and in the meeting rooms where corporate leaders, investors, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and state and local officials pressed the case for stronger action.

But what might really do the trick — if Climate Week is any guide — is the emergence of a growing bottom-up movement for change.

Read the full article  on The New York Times Sunday Review.

One of the voices heard this week was Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s:

Poet Calls Out World Leaders in Stirring Speech on Climate Change

If you need yet another reality check on the very real climate changes issues we face, watch this video of Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s wonderful presentation to the United Nations.

And for another perspective:

Your Island Sinking? Go to Canada

Read this article here.

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