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Climate activists stand up to Congress

After filing a lawsuit, these young people are pushing Congress to act on climate change.

04/04/2019 8:40 PMupdated: 06/11/2019 1:37 PM

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  • Patricia M.
    09/16/2019 21:35

    A DREAM PRESS RELEASE FROM GRETA TODAY I CALL ON GOOGLE, TESLA, THE IPCC, climate scientists, universities worldwide, VALVE, NINTENDO and all other scientific and creative resources to come to the aid of this endangered planet. This is the idea: since mankind now has a far more intimate relationship with the device in its hand than the natural world hosting us, put the truth of this climate emergency in the palm of his hand. Think of Google earth to the nth degree; a virtual earth based on all existing climate data brought together in a single climate model. Now imagine a "game" where anyone in the world can view the earth, the truth of our unfolding emergency and the future as it will impact their neighborhood, their city, their country... in ten years, twenty, fifty. Create these futures in video-game-immersive reality. Create games that explore these futures. Now challenge people to "save the planet." Give them a menu of changes to select from; allow them to create their own rescue plan which then is "fate forwarded" to the world they are creating for themselves, their children, their grandchildren. Create a prize for anyone or any group who can create a rescue plan that can gain worldwide consensus. Let's say one billion dollars to the winning teams. Chump change relative to the unfolding costs of climate change. Image the burst of environmental education that would follow. Imagine the competing debates, worldwide, as people drill down on the merits of various rescue plans. Next, the IPCC is empowered to select say ten of the top rescue plans for the world to weigh in on: this is where the rubber meets the road. Any plan would provide both opportunity and sacrifice; cost and financial benefit. Only by the world buying into the equity of a particular plan, can it generate the critical mass of energy necessary to enter the real world, overcome entrenched political fault lines and the power of the existing, unsustainable energy industries. Top down has failed us. Time to flip the script. This plan is intended to empower our young people to rapidly spread the word of this emergency and create a well-informed green wave that is our best hope to avoid and/or mitigate the almost inevitable climate apocalypse we now face. Seeing is believing. The truth is out there, time to bring it home. mm :

  • Earl M.
    05/01/2019 00:51

    They dont listen to adults....so what are they gonna listen to kids SMH.

  • Jimmy L.
    04/30/2019 11:53

    It went from 85 to 82 yesterday. I'm worried!

  • Joe C.
    04/30/2019 06:28

    From the kids that eat tide pods

  • Eric F.
    04/28/2019 01:43

    Not a scientist or a lawyer well there is a nice qualification LMAO. Yes the climate is changing it does so throughout the beginning of time. Eventually it'll freeze over in another ice age. Are we adding to it maybe but definitely nit as much as volcanoes in the ancient past and yet here we are. If and when this planet becomes no longer livable by our doing it'll be from war and disease not use of fossil fuels

  • Zo Z.
    04/27/2019 13:43

    Global warming is just part of the natural process of the earth changing

  • Michael C.
    04/25/2019 19:33

    Climate change is a bunch of bs. It's not real it's not happening. It's a fake leftest political ploy nothing more.

  • Randy W.
    04/24/2019 22:59

    Wtf

  • Kuzee J.
    04/24/2019 06:32

    You will make a good senator

  • Swanirmit S.
    04/21/2019 13:59

    listen!

  • Veronica H.
    04/21/2019 05:36

    W😮W! So many science illiterates deluded into thinking their uneducated opinions carry any weight.

  • Lama P.
    04/19/2019 22:32

    "The apparel and footwear industries together account for more than!!!!!!!!!!!!all international airline flights and maritime shipping trips combined!!!!!!!!!!!"...8 percent of global climate impact, .......Does anybody have an idea who are the customers of fashion industry....?... https://www.cbsnews.com/news/earth-day-2019-fashion-industrys-carbon-impact-is-bigger-than-airline-industrys/?fbclid=IwAR2AsEyVlxBS7xJmSA9hzlLWSWHUFVvkGiokjrXeKGwbxwfClRX3kqvNKE0

  • David J.
    04/19/2019 03:48

    Get some.Milllenials!

  • Ashley B.
    04/18/2019 18:37

    And he came at the committee on a bike.?? Nahhhh. It's too late for the climate just need to be strong when it comes....

  • David N.
    04/16/2019 13:58

    We have cleaned up our nation, just look back at the 70s. Nothing will work until we get people like China and India to get on board. Anyway climate change is a hoax.

  • Phurpalama P.
    04/15/2019 16:09

    Spencer brown hamara dartima garam horaha hai dere dere

  • Mohand Z.
    04/14/2019 22:43

    À l'occasion de cette evinement Mon seul but de participé dans littorale de l'Afrique du Nord l'Algérie en particulier en colabouration avec les associations écologiques nationale et internationale Plus d’information voir le lien

  • Yacine L.
    04/14/2019 14:20

    تڨول أنتايا ههههه

  • Carlos M.
    04/14/2019 03:54

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for President

  • Tony W.
    04/13/2019 16:49

    The constitution doesn't mandate anything about the climate.

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