In this Update: Impacts of the climate emergency are intensifying, shooting paralyzes unarmed father of three Jacob Blake, some good news from Brazilian rainforest, and more.
9 Years to Zero
Updates from the forefront of the Climate Emergency Movement.
Decision Goes Against Both Presidential and VP Nominees Climate Positions
In this Update: More jurisdictions declare Climate Emergency, Margaret Klein Salamon on Rich Roll Podcast, oil and gas fuel Trump, indigenous tribes in Alaska take action to protect Tongass National Forest, and more.
The global tally for Climate Emergency declarations is up to 1,755, within 30 countries. In California, the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) Board of Directors adopted a Climate Emergency resolution and committed to achieving net zero emissions electricity by 2030, becoming the first utility company to commit to a timeline that is in line with what is necessary to address the emergency.
Joe Biden issues a powerful stance on climate justice and reinvigorating economy, though he falls short in scale and speed necessary to fight the Climate Emergency.
Climate Recommendations Better, But Far From Enough. Net Zero by 2050 Still Keeps us in Dangerous Place
BROOKLYN -July 8, 2020—While recent Democratic climate plans continue to improve, they continue to fail in their ability to create the massive national mobilization needed to address the Climate Emergency.
Climate Emergency Movement Portland, Oregon declared a Climate Emergency on July 1. The declaration emphasizes support for vulnerable and marginalized communities through climate planning and programming, including a specific amendment