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On September 23, world leaders will be in New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce carbon pollution. This process starts in New York and then goes to Lima (Climate Change Conference) in December culminating at the Paris 2015 Summit (21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change).

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, the Peoples Climate March (on September 21) will take a stand and draw a red line in the sand to bend the course of history. Thousands will take to the streets to demand a better world: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

From Global Warming to Climate Change to Climate Disruption

Living With Climate Disruption , boomer warrior

Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.

The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.

This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future. Source: Synopsis, Climate Change Disruption

 Climate Change Disruption

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Produced & Directed by KELLY NYKS & JARED P. SCOTT

Excerpts from Climate Change Disruption

From Global Warming to Climate Change to Climate Disruption, boomer warriorReverend Clinton Miller, Brown Memorial Baptist Church – This environmental issue is the singular issue of our time, of our day, that will determine how we live, where we live and if we live.

Naomi Klein, Author – What happened in Copenhagen is this realization that no leader is coming to save us.

Bill McKibbon, 350.Org – the same leaders who don’t want the temperature to go up by more than 2° C have put a series of proposals which, when you add them up, leads to the temperature rising 6° C . At this temperature, civilization will not be possible. The fossil fuel industry wants to burn all its reserves. If they do, then we get that 6° C.

Heidi Cullen, Chief Scientist, ClimateCentral – one of every four CO2 molecules in our atmosphere today was put there by us…we are pumping CO2 into the atmosphere at a speed never seen before in modern history…we are racing into uncharted territory. Each day of inaction, each day of business as usual, gets us closer and closer on this crash course. There are switches that can be tipped and suddenly you are in new territory and you can’t even begin to know what to do about it.

From Global Warming to Climate Change to Climate Disruption, boomer warriorKeya Chatterjee, Director of Renewable Energy, WWF – our atmosphere is different. Every event that happens now is in the context of climate change; it’s different than what it would have been. We are in the fight of our lives.

Ricken Patel, Founder & Executive Director of AVAAZ – scientists are screaming from the rooftops for avoiding a greater than 2° C temperature rise. We have three tipping points where climate change could spin out of control – Arctic melt, methane and the acidification of oceans. It’s not about a few more droughts, a few more storms, it’s about a catastrophic shift in the fragile balance of our biosphere that threatens everything we love.

When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?

Rolly Montpellier, boomer warriorRolly Montpellier is the Founder and Managing Editor of BoomerWarrior.Org. He’s a Climate Reality leader, a blogger and an Climate Activist. Rolly has been published in several online publications – Climate Change Guide, World Daily, Examiner, The Canadian, 350Ottawa, ClimateMama, MyEarth360, GreenDivas, The Elephant, Countercurrents, Georgian Bay News.

Some of Rolly’s articles have also appeared in newspapers such as The Hill Times and the Kingston Whig.

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      • I wish I could but I’m currently house-pet sitting near Northampton. I will be taking the boat up to Nottingham, England but don’t know if I can be there on the 21st. There is a march organised for the city centre if I do make it back in time. If not, I will do some tweets to support those who are on the marches.

  1. Yeah Rolly that’s no doubt. the way to avoid that is to intentionally start letting go of those toys rather than have them collapse in on us over a short period of time, In the face of this crisis, there is so much we don’t need. We don’t need homes any bigger than 800 sq ft, we don’t need new cars every two years, hell, we don’t need new cars period as they can be repaired. We don’t need trips to Jamaica, smart phones, new wallets and 20 pairs of shoes. If we are going to actually try and deal with climate change, then we will have to see the developed world make sacrifices that most can not even imagine now. We will make these sacrifices, but it better be by our choice and direction and not by fate or fate will deal us a blow we probably won’t be able to handle.

  2. Ah, the toys we have, are the rubbish of tomorrow! It is something humans have done since we began making flint tools. The toys aren’t so much of the problem…it is how we make them and using what processes.

    Flint tools were thrown away in their hundreds, but they were nonpolluting and completely sustainable.

    One of the biggest problems is really due to our propensity to want every new toy at the cheapest possible price… encouraging manufacturers to cut corners and lay waste. With tough, enforced pollution taxes and ecocide laws in place, we and they would have to take the sustainable route.

    If every one followed the same principle, making/using stuff that has no polluting footprint, or better, with a beneficial balancing mechanism for the environment (such as a waste product like pure water), we would all have to bare the cost for our own good health and that of our biosphere.

  3. Well yeah Colette just having a toy is not a problem, and yes how it got there is vital, but more what I am talking about is the amount of these toys. It seems that there are natural laws of common sense that would tell us that too much of anything ain’t good. And so with toys, which I mean by toys is everything made that is not needed for our survival, in a general sense they are too much of too much. Simply, we are inflicted with materialism, ism as in disease. It’s a terminal disease if not treated.

  4. Just watched, since I also just finished watching Democracy Now’s show regarding the climate march……motivates me even more although very little is news to me…….still hope that we can leave the future, our children and all children, a world that is healthy enough to support life… much as possible…….

    still no alternative planets for life…..we must save the one we have….

    • Thank you Dave for your comments. Please hang in there and stay motivated. After all, what choice do we have? The next year will be crucial for climate action. As you know, world leaders must forge a new agreement on reducing emissions in Paris in December 2015. We must be relentless in our activism to ensure that it is a legally-binding agreement. The fact that the US and China are taking significant steps right now will mobilize others into action. All we need is strong leadership.

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