Climate action needs to come from the people

Arab News | Oct 16, 2019 at 12:32 PM
  • The world’s climate — as all but the most deluded climate change deniers know — is changing rapidly because of mankind’s impacts on nature.
  • This is especially true as, 30 years after the climate change crisis was identified as the greatest challenge facing the world, the stark truth is that global carbon emissions are still rising year by year, as we burn ever more coal, consume ever larger amounts of goods, and cut down ever greater expanses of forest.
  • XR, as the movement is popularly known, has some clear demands in its charter (sign up now at rebellion.earth, or start your own local XR group), including the creation of a citizens’ assembly in each country to advise governments on climate change policy and help stave off pressure from powerful fossil fuel lobbies.