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Hearing reports the British House of Commons has declared a climate emergency. This is what good organizing does–and it's the first step to real change. Many thanks to @ExtinctionR, @ClimateStrike@GretaThunberg and everyone else!
Yesterday, as DW reported, after a week and a half of protests in London by climate change activists, the British Parliament has declared a symbolic “environment and climate change emergency.” Lawmakers backed a call by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, for “rapid and dramatic action” to protect the environment. The non-binding motion calls on Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to make proposals to Parliament in the next six months to “restore the UK’s natural environment and to deliver a circular, zero waste economy.”
Why This Matters: 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben tweeted out the important reminder that Parliament declared a climate emergency because they were continually pressured to do so by activists. Imagine what we could achieve in the United States if we used our power of protest and boycott to move lawmakers and companies who give to climate-denying politicians to change their actions? Given the money in the American political system makes it more difficult for average people to sway the votes of sitting lawmakers, we can’t underestimate our voice and ability to organize to ensure that we elect politicians who are willing to take bold action on climate change.
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The White House is considering new clean energy strategies for President Biden’s budget package to potentially replace measures blocked by coal-state Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The administration is considering an expansion of grants and loans for agricultural and industrial businesses to help them transition to cleaner energy, […]
While Senator Joe Manchin leads the opposition to climate provisions in President Biden’s budget bill, his own state is the most exposed to floods in the nation, according to new data released this month by the nonprofit organization First Street Foundation. Over 60% of West Virginia’s power stations are at risk, twice the average and […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Documents obtained by Greenpeace UK’s investigative journalism team Unearthed reveal that many coal and oil-rich nations have urged the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to water down its upcoming report on the world’s options to fight climate change successfully. Thousands of comments were sent to the IPCC’s […]
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