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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

43 comments

  • 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 :

  • Kuzee J.
    04/24/2019 06:32

    You will make a good senator

  • स्वनिर्मित स.
    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....

  • 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.

  • Indrani N.
    04/13/2019 16:16

    Very nice your speech.

  • Peter M.
    04/10/2019 18:08

    Only time will tell who's wrong and who's right.😉

  • Lama P.
    04/10/2019 07:41

    ...just basically.....the human civilization is destroying the planet not because they want....they are simply unable to do better....just look the news....there is no one "intergalactic attack" of aliens....only humans... being unhappy and confused ...angry ...in a permanent killing mood..... The humans are the galactic Guinness Record holders to find more ways to kill each other...you can shake your flags, and act like a cowboy without brain, ridding away proud in the desert .....it is still ugly, and stupid. This is what your kids say, i really don't know what is soooo complicated to understand. Your "race of careless cowboys is disappearing like the polar bears...naturally....anyway..already...die out with the time...slowly slowly........you are a walking dead, the last generations of careless cowboys...keep that in mind...

  • Robert F.
    04/10/2019 04:39

    Lol... do you not know to whom you are speaking too? And... what part of the constitution does it include climate?

  • Lama P.
    04/09/2019 14:27

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3141610979399767&set=a.1413035812257301&type=3&theater

  • Lama P.
    04/09/2019 14:15

    Discussion are hopeless....concentrate on packaging https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3141600729400792&set=a.1413035812257301&type=3&theater

  • Lama P.
    04/09/2019 14:06

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3141590912735107&set=a.1413035812257301&type=3&theater

  • Lama P.
    04/09/2019 14:01

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3141586386068893&set=a.1413035812257301&type=3&theater

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