Re: Time to take CLIMATE CHANGE SERIOUSLY3 weeks ago
I could listen to Carlson for hours.
I'm trying to figure out what those pictures have to do with Climate change, yes pollution is bad, especially raw sewage in Pic. 1
Yukon glaciers offer early warning of what climate change could mean for rest of planet
what is the problem with taking some responsibility towards preventing / minimisation change?? Would you rather wait until it is too late. A life sustaining planet is rather unique and special......... so why not take care of it........People should be an asset to the planet not a destructive liability.
A conference in Regina about making the transition from a carbon-based economy to one with a greater reliance on renewable energy provided attendees with new perspectives, including an Indigenous one.
Justin Fisher, a member of Climate Justice Saskatoon, an urban environmental group which presented at the conference, said a just transition away from fossil fuels needs to include everyone, including Indigenous communities.
'I urge Canadians to look at what we have to offer, follow our lead.' - Michelle Brass, Indigenous Climate Action
Fisher said he's been conducting research for the last year, working with communities who rely heavily on natural resources to sustain themselves. He said a report summarizing Climate Justice Saskatoon's work would be published next month.
He said he learned a lot from Michelle Brass of Indigenous Climate Action.
"She emphasized that, as Indigenous communities, they're not going to wait for somebody to try and save them," Fisher said. "They're really trying to take on that work and have Indigenous-based solutions and really raise the profile of Indigenous knowledge and solutions to these problems."
Providing an Indigenous perspective
Brass was one of the presenters at the event held Saturday and Sunday at a school building in Regina.
Brass, who is also a former CBC Radio host, called for any discussions around climate change to include an Indigenous perspective because Indigenous people have experienced their own societal collapse, similar to what she foresees coming due to climate change.
"Look at our Indigenous communities, there's so much love, and there's so much laughter despite all of the pain and intergenerational trauma that we've been through," Brass said. "I urge Canadians to look at what we have to offer, follow our lead."
She said while Indigenous communities may not have all the solutions for Canadian society's problems, Indigenous people have solutions around how to transition away from fossil fuels and survive.
Building deep relationships
Brass said the relationships she built over two days of networking with other participants were "deep" and "amazing."
"People here are ready to move forward and take action, and not just talk," Brass said. "We're seeing the different ways we can collaborate and that capacity can be built faster than otherwise would happen."
She said groups were finding overlaps while figuring out how to help each other out in addressing climate change.
Brass said the transition away from fossil fuels will be a "sloppy, messy process," but it needs to be done.
Shore birds breed on the ground; their eggs and offspring are exposed, where they can fall prey to predators such as snakes, lizards and foxes.
The researchers looked at data collected over 70 years for more than 38,000 nests of 200 bird species, including 111 shore birds, in 149 locations on all continents.
Dr Vojtěch Kubelka of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and co-researcher of the study said: "The Arctic, with recently elevated rates of nest predation, is no longer a safe harbour for breeding birds: on the contrary, the Arctic now represents an extensive ecological trap for migrating shorebirds from a nest predation perspective."
The research is published in the journal Science.
It kinda is falling.
Cold weather warning: Atmosphere SHRINKS as sun cools down for solar minimum