The aim of the summit is to bring together the island states of the Caribbean, including the French Departments in the Americas. These territories are particularly vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise, which place their sustainable development at serious risk. There are historic and socio economic factors that have led to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. Caribbean small island developing states are among the most highly exposed to the risks of climate change.
‘The Caribbean contributes a mere 0.3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it bears the brunt of impacts related to climate change. The populations of territories in the region are already forced to adapt to the consequences on their daily lives, change their behaviours and rethink their traditions to deal with it”, according to the Conference journal.
Never thought in my younger years that we would need to protest the weather. It seemed an impossible, even ridiculous task. We talked about air pollution and thought we were savvy. Anyone in our group that understood Cap and Trade deserved an extra piece of pie and our unending gratitude for coming forward. Joseph Boutilier, however, quit his job for a 5 month trek on an unicycle across Canada in support of Climate Change. Here’s why and also why you should get involved also.
Here are eight ongoing campaigns and eight new ways to stay engaged. Eight reasons to be hopeful, and eight reasons why this is the golden age of climate activism.
A panel on the urgency of climate change moderated by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and featuring authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant, with an opening speech by Senator Bernie Sanders. – September 21, 2014
Nouriel Roubini, an economist and New York University professor, and Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, say extreme weather caused by climate change is hampering the global economy. One big problem: Poor nations have few incentives to address the issue because solutions could slow their economic growth. (January 14, 2013)
The end to a mighty voice for climate change may signal big businesses reach into the media tea cup.
This past week, the New York Times announced the closure of their environmental desk. Along with many, I am sorry to see this team disbanded; over the last several years they have consistently provided high-quality reporting on critical environmental issues, especially the climate crisis. Newspapers generally are under economic stress, and unfortunately, the Times is also profoundly affected by the tectonic shifts in the media landscape. Its role in informing U.S. policy debates, however, is unique.