I’m a Climate Reality leader and I’ll be following 24 Hours of Reality on November 13-14. The following material is sourced from the Climate Reality initiatives leading up to the Paris climate talks starting at the end of November. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor for BoomerWarrior).
For years we’ve watched our climate change. We’ve watched glaciers melt, seas rise, and storms get fiercer. We’ve watched this new reality transform our lives while too many leaders just stood by.
People from around the world are affected by climate change today – right now. And they’re calling out to world leaders to demand real action this year at the UN climate talks in Paris. So we’ve put together this Open Letter with one very clear message: DEAR WORLD LEADERS: TAKE CLIMATE ACTION NOW.
The World is Watching
Around the world, people from all walks of life are standing together to demand a strong climate agreement in Paris and a healthy future for the planet. When the world speaks with one voice, our leaders have to listen.
Published on September 24, 2015
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Now the time for standing by and watching is over – and on November 13—14, 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth brings the world together to let our leaders know. Join former US Vice President Al Gore, artists and influencers, and millions across the planet for a global day of action and music to celebrate progress across continents and send a clear message to world leaders: Take climate action now.
This is our moment. With the Paris climate talks approaching, a breakthrough is finally at hand. The stage is set and it’s time for our leaders to act. The world is watching. Join us.
This December, world leaders will meet in Paris to determine the future of our planet. We’re uniting voices around the world to deliver one simple message: Take Climate Action Now. Zero global warming pollution. Zero extreme poverty.
Why We Need to Act on Climate Change
The overwhelming majority of the world’s climate scientists agree: man-made climate change is a reality. Unless we act now, temperatures will rise beyond our control.
There are Real Dangers
We’re looking at a future of seas climbing up our shores; devastating floods, droughts, and storms becoming more frequent facts of life; seasons changing beyond recognition; and dangerous consequences for our health we’re only beginning to understand.
It’s Our Duty
We have a moral responsibility to each other and to our children to address this crisis. This is our one beautiful and deeply precious home.
We Can Solve Climate Change
We Have the Means
We know how to stop climate change, and we have the tools to do it. We start by ditching the dirty fossil fuels devastating our climate and our health and switching to clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energies like wind and solar.
It Makes Economic Sense
Changing technology means renewables keep getting cheaper, more accessible, and more widespread everywhere from rooftops to power plants. Renewable energy costs the same or less than energy from fossil fuels. In 2014, numerous countries’ economies grew while their carbon emissions levels dropped.
We’re Doing it Together
We’re bringing together people from all walks of life and corners of the earth to support a strong climate agreement in Paris that puts us on the path to zero carbon emissions and the healthy and prosperous future we want. When the world speaks with one voice, our leaders have to listen.
Today, you can stand up for a sustainable and prosperous future for all of us. Because of people like you speaking up, powerful momentum is growing for a historic climate agreement in Paris. Because of people like you, our leaders know the world is watching – and now they have to act. Because of people like you, we can take a big step forward in stopping climate change and creating a healthy future for the planet. Thank you.
Published on Oct 15, 2015
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It’s not every day that you can say you were a part of history. On November 13 — 14, the world will come together to demand our global leaders act on climate change and set us on the path to a better future. Join us for 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching.
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Rolly Montpellier is the Founder and Managing Editor of BoomerWarrior.Org. He’s a Climate Reality leader, a Blogger and a Climate Activist. He’s a member of Climate Reality Canada, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (Ottawa) and 350.Org (Ottawa), the Ethical Team (as an influencer) and Global Population Speakout.
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Let’s try again. How do you or how does anyone KNOW that humans are responsible for the temperature change? I asked before, and am asking again, for one piece of unequivocal, unquestioned scientific evidence, just one. So far no one has come forth with anything other than 97% of the world’s scientists, or climate scientists, agree that it is so. WHY? The geological record tells us that there have been periods of heating in the past, hundreds of millions of years ago, long before there were factories, cars, power lawn mowers and people on street corners smoking cigarettes.
Joe – I saw the following accusation in your guest article in WUWT. I’m requesting that you withdraw your nasty comment because it’s simply untrue. Your comment was not blocked.
The false accusation:
“More recently, I submitted a post to another human climate change site in the Ottawa, Canada area, in which I asked if anyone could provide a single piece of irrefutable, undeniable evidence that humans are responsible for global warming. That, too, was blocked by the purveyor of the site http://www.boomerwarrior.org/.”
Even if we disagree about climate change, we can still be civil about it.
2007 Live Science Article
Global Warming: How Do Scientists Know They’re Not Wrong?
Well, the simple answer, is they don’t… But since all the different ( and thousands of different data collection trials, modelling and projections) all appear to come up with the same increasing graph trends for an ever increasing greenhouse gas build up in the troposphere, while the stratosphere is cooling at an alarming rate, they cannot find enough non-human causes to explain it. Each new study, seems to push us more and more towards the fact that our huge population, our eating requirements (farmed meat), our travel and heating needs (reliant on fossil fuels), have tipped the balance in what was a more stable (,certainly not static) biosphere. The runaway heating occurring now is beyond anything ever historically measured. In truth, I don’t even know if it is unstoppable, but we can try. If we don’t do anything, well a lot of the world will become miserable places that no longer support life. And if you don’t believe that, then you have never been to a tropical place that has removed all its trees. The heat is unbearable, the air dusty and when (if) rains come, the earth turns to rivers of mud. It is horrendous – I’ve seen such places!
There is not one single defining piece of evidence to give Joe – that would be ludicrous, like asking for one piece of evidence that proves the moon is not made of cheese. A scientist would have to give 20 years of study to prove it isn’t made of cheese. However, most of us are not likely to believe the moon is made of cheese, or that the world is flat, or that dinosaurs are the work of some devil. Our science has moved beyond these primitive concepts, because clever scientists have done the work to take the mystery of these things and create modern physics and geology as we know them today.
Get with the programming Joe – take your head out of the sand and start reading some of the papers…you can find some of the modelling on- line. You do the research if you really want it. Or, perhaps you think it is all a big conspiracy? A lie to make us pay more money? What exactly do you think Joe?
As for me, I won’t be giving you anything… I don’t need to prove anything…life is full of questions – it is up to each individual to find his own answers!
To Colette: Climate alarmists pretend that there is a global warming mainly caused by greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuel. The temperature has not been going up for the last 15 years, in spite of the constant increasing level of CO2 in the atmosphere. How do you explain that?
I do not need a lecture from you, nor any of your supercilious comments such as “get your head out of the sand”! I am writing this very slowly, akin to speaking slowly enough for you to understand me. I asked for one piece of scientific evidence, and you did not provide it. I could have asked for 3,000 examples, or any number of in-between, and you would have been unable to deliver. Your reply was just arrogant!
All I ever hear is that alarmists, such as you, claim we have to worry because humans are guilty for global warming. Here is where the slow writing comes in…the earth has experienced MANY periods of warming, the most recent being about 9,000-12,000 years ago when, except for Greenland and the two (2) polar regions of the earth, the glacial ice sheets (the ice age to you) melted. There were no factories, no cars, no jet planes, etc…(get it?) Therefore only natural processes could have been responsible! How do YOU know they are not responsible today?
If you can answer that civilly, go ahead. If not, don’t bother!
Reynald – thank you for joining BoomerWarrior and adding comments – much appreciated.
Your statement that “the temperature has not been going up for the last 15 years” is false. Ten of the warmest years ever recorded have occurred in the last 15 years. Also, 2015 is going to be the warmest year ever recorded. Please take 5 minutes to read these articles:
Rolly, note that the November 11 message submitted to this site begins with the words “Let’s try again.” Those 4 words (including the contraction) were written because sometime in October I submitted a similar message to your website which was not printed. If you want to write to WUWT and let them know that the 2nd time I tried you accepted it, I’ll back you up on that website.
Joe – I don’t think it’s necessary to write to WUWT. I’d rather look ahead rather than going back. There is little time to spare as I pursue more vigorously than ever my climate activism. I think it’s up to you to withdraw the comment if you wish. We are at opposite ends of the climate action spectrum and so be it.
To Joe Wallach,
Here is one paper that I think finds that natural warming processes are not enough to explain all the temperature rise… The synopsis will have to be enough, as the entire paper must be purchased.
I do understand the natural sources of earth warming and they are certainly measured (to my knowledge), but current thought by Scientists in the Anthropogenic warming camp, is that the current warming trend is much faster than any of the historic events.
I understand that those in the Anthropogenic warming denial group, believe that we are still exiting from the last ICE AGE. Either way, we can be sure that our climate is changing in ways that affects the life on this planet. So do we just sit and wait for it to happen?
PS Joe, I don’t think six decades makes me particularly young!
To Reynald. I think the term ‘Climate Alarmist’ is a rather distasteful term for people who are generally worried about what climate change may mean for their grandchildren.
The fact is, that such people who try to look for answers in the reduction of fossil fuel pollution, greening our earth through more sustainable means, and trying to find food security for everyone in a changing climate, are anything but alarmists. The dangers of continuing to poison our earth are quite clear. There is nothing ambiguous about it!