Disruption – the Movie: Peoples march for climate action September 21
Disruption, the Movie is a call to arms to march on september 21 globally to take strong climate action. This is the people’s climate march. It coincides with a meeting at the United Nations in New York by gloabl leaders convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
Consider what you are doing on Sunday 21 September and come along to one of the many street marches taking place around the world.
Most major social change requires thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people on the streets demanding the changes necessary. We need this for strong climate action too.
“This is a bigger fight in fact than has ever been won”, says journalist Naomi Klein, “Its not that we need to save the earth: we need to save the systems that make the earth compatible with human existence and the existence of other life forms.”
In Australia we are also fighting against a Federal government which is winding back climate action through abolition of the carbon price, abolition of a highly successful energy efficiency program for large energy intensive businesses, and creating investment uncertainty in the renewables sector through the hand-picked Warburton Review of the Renewable Energy Target.
“Nothing happened [in Copenhagen in 2009] because the fossil fuel industry were still strong enough to scare nations to avoid the issue” said climate activist author and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben. “We have to be strong enough to scare our national leaders into doing the right thing in New York City in September. If we can demonstrate that, then better things will happen in Paris than happened in Copenhagen.”
What happens in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris at the end of 2015, depends upon outcomes of the meeting at the UN on September 21 and the UNFCCC at Lima in December 2014.
In April 2014 I attended the seminar in Melbourne on the IPCC Working Group II Climate Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Report 2014 which featured Professor Lesley Hughes outlining the impacts of climate change on Australia.
See also the Climate Action Moreland report in October 2013 on IPCC: Climate change is unequivocal with rapid and substantive emissions reduction required.
Motivate your family, your friends, your neighbours, your work colleagues to join this event. A few hours on a Sunday might mnake a world of difference and demonstrate to the world that the Abbott government is out of touch with the people of Australia in transitioning from coal to renewable energy and taking action for a safe climate.