CLIMATE EMERGENCY

OUR NEW PLACE

HUMAN ACTIVITY IS CAUSING IRREPARABLE HARM TO THE LIFE ON THIS WORLD.

Many current life forms will be extinct by the end of this century.

We may right now be causing the Sixth Mass Extinction in Earth’s history.

 

The air we breathe, the water we drink, the earth we plant in, the food we eat, and the beauty and diversity of nature that nourishes our psychological well-being – our very health – all are being corrupted and compromised by the human values behind our political and economic systems

and consumer-focussed lifestyles.

 

The effects of climate and ecological disruption that we are experiencing now are nothing compared to what could come.  Catastrophic effects on human society and the natural world may spiral out of control if this climate and ecological emergency is not addressed in time.

 

  • Biodiversity Loss

  • Sea level rise 

  • Desertification

  • Wildfires

  • Water shortage

  • Crop failure

  • Extreme weather

THE COMBINED RESULT OF THESE DESTABILISING EVENTS WILL BE:

  • Millions displaced 

  • Disease

  • Increased risk of wars and conflicts

  • Impacts on human rights

“The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope…

The economies of all nations, the institutional, political, social and cultural fabric of every state, and the rights of all your people, and future generations, will be impacted.”

 

UN Human Rights Chief, Michelle Bachelet 

 

 

We must act while we still can. We have run out of the luxury of time to react incrementally.

But our leaders are failing in their duty to act on our behalf. 

 

We must immediately begin improving carbon absorption, drawing it down and locking it up again, while also reducing emissions. We must stop the harm we are causing the natural world that is pushing other species to the point of extinction. If we don’t address the causes of climate change in time, communities across the world stand to simultaneously face multiple intensifying climate hazards that pose a broad threat to humanity. The task before us is daunting but big changes have happened before. 

 

Let’s make a better world.