Using less power, eating less meat, avoid flying, reduce water consumption

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-28/climate-researcher-says-australians-need-to-take/11892966

Professor Palutikof says, people have to be prepared ‘for the changes that they are going to have to make’, meaning for instance using less power, eating less meat, avoid flying, reduce water consumption.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-28/climate-change-bushfires-and-cutting-my-carbon-emissions/11892230

ABC News Breakfast By Madeleine Morris:

“We would need 3.4 Earths if everyone had my lifestyle. . . .”

“I always thought I was environmentally responsible. But when I calculated my family’s carbon emissions I was shocked by the result,” writes Madeleine Morris.

In this article by Madeleine Morris it says that the average Australian footprint is 15.37 tonnes of CO2 and vastly above the EU average of 6.4 tonnes.

It also says that Jean Palutikof from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility says about the impacts of climate change that we need to do to reduce them while we still can.

“People are going to have to change their way of life,” she said.

“There is this rhetoric about the Government taking action, but actually what that means is that people will themselves have to take action.”

Madeleine Morris is News Breakfast’s finance presenter. Previously she was a Melbourne-based reporter for 7.30, and worked for the BBC in London for 11 years as an international reporter and presenter.
Madeleine Morris says: “I calculated my carbon footprint and now my family will try to cut our emissions by 7.6 per cent”

Climate researcher says Australians need to take personal action

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-28/climate-researcher-says-australians-need-to-take/11892966

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The director of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility says Australians are going to have to change their way of life if the country is to take greater measures to reduce emissions and act on climate change.

Source: ABC News | Duration: 1min 28sec

The Green New Deal With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Watch the full “Green New Deal with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc The Green New Deal With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Interview with NowThis – Extended Cut

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won the Democratic primary against veteran incumbent Joe Crowley for her district in Queens, New York. Here’s what she has to say about her campaign and the future of politics. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe A former Bernie Sanders organizer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of Queens, New York City won the democrats spot in the 2018 primary elections over incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley. A 28-year-old Latina woman, Ocasio-Cortez may also be one of the youngest elected to House, at age 28. Check out our extended interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

 

“Now that I’m on the other side in the halls of Congress, it astounds me that [Bernie Sanders] has been able to withstand the intense amount of pressure there is here to conform, to stay quiet and to compromise on behalf of the lives of working people. “When he talks about a political revolution and when he talks about ‘Not me, us,’ those aren’t slogans. This is not about Senator Sanders. This is about what we have to accomplish together. This is not about saying everyone should have health care with some asterisks or that your student loan debt should be forgiven under certain conditions. This is about unconditional, universal, guaranteed advanced standard of living in the United States of America. No ifs, no ands, no buts, no matter who you are, where you come from, what you’re born into. We should have a society that guarantees 21st century economic human rights, that introduces democracy to the workplace where people feel protected and safe at work, where they feel honored and dignified at home. And that every person has actual power in the United States of America. “We need to have a revolution of working class people at the ballot box in the United States of America. And it needs to be multi-racial, multi gendered, multi-generational. Our future is not going to get better unless we demand it and unless we work for it. When you talk to Bernie, he doesn’t talk about making a movement so that he can get elected. He talks about his campaign as part of a mass movement in America and that’s the kind of leadership that I think we need right now.” – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

2020 is hot, and it’s going to get much hotter

Please, have a look at this Green New Deal:

https://berniesanders.com/en/issues/green-new-deal/

The New Dark Age

24 January 2020 — Climate & Capitalism

Climate crisis

Emissions are rising. Each decade is warmer than the last. The oceans are heating up. Australia is burning. And that’s just January.


by Tim Radford, Climate News Network

(London: January 24, 2020) The year is less than four weeks old, but scientists already know that carbon dioxide emissions will continue to head upwards – as they have every year since measurements began – leading to a continuation of the Earth’s rising heat. And they warn that the rise will be steeper than usual, partly because of the devastating bush fires in Australia.

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DAVOS 2020 | The Future of Us

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DAVOS DAILY | DAY 4 | Carbon Taxation, the True Cost of Plastic

Your daily breakdown of the most important highlights of Davos 2020, hosted by Bhuvan Bam, Molly Burke and Juanpa Zurita. Welcome to Day 4! On the last day of Davos 2020, Greta Thunberg marches for climate justice, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres urges to shift taxation from income to carbon to affect the most substantial polluters, and Al Gore discusses the disparity between the value of plastic and its cost to the health of the Earth. If you’re looking to watch more content just like this, find it right here on World Economic Forum’s channel. The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Cool It

Raffi’s song “Cool It” is a musical call-to-action on Climate Change, urging the global community to come together to reduce CO2 emissions. It is also a toe-tapping rockabilly tune on global warming—the most pressing issue of the day, and perhaps our lifetimes. Recorded at Vancouver’s Blue Wave studios with top session players, Cool It got backing vocals from chanteuse Laurel Murphy and the staff of David Suzuki Foundation, including Dr. Suzuki himself. It was the theme song for David Suzuki’s 2007 cross-Canada bus tour to inspire action on global warming. With Cool It, Raffi again shows his unique talent for writing about important issues in diverse musical styles, and why he’s among the top songwriters of our time. COOL IT — The Global Cooling Song Words & music by Raffi © 2007, 2018 Homeland Publishing/Troubadour Music Inc. chorus cool it, cool it, cool this planet down, cool it, cool it down cool it, cool it, cool this planet down, cool it, cool it down 1 temperatures are rising, arctic ice is melting, polar bears are scrambling, the heat is all around, we’ve got to cool it down, cool it cool it down, appealing to the masses, to cut our greenhouse gases down 2 wacky weather here, stormy weather there, climate change is on us the signs are everywhere, we’ve got to cool it down, cool it cool it down, take shelter from the storm, come together — cool it down bridge governments & CEOs, hear the peoples call don’t leave your engines idle, there’s no time to stall all around the world, in the country and the towns there’s a growing global chorus and it’s ringing in the halls 2nd bridge do it for the children, do it for yourself everybody’s needed, everyone can help chorus we can do it, turn this world around, cool it cool it down cool it, cool it, cool this planet down, cool it cool it down