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The health of our oceans is closely linked to our own survival

Louisa Casson, an ocean campaigner at Greenpeace, said: “The health of our oceans is closely linked to our own survival. Unless we act now to protect them, deep-sea mining could have devastating consequences for marine life and humankind.”

The Guardian

Greenpeace divers hold a banner calling for “More Marine Reserves Now” near a fish aggregating device (FAD). Greenpeace is seeking a global ban on the use of FADs and is campaigning to protect the world’s oceans through the creation of a global network of marine reserves.

5:27

5 minutes and 27 seconds. That’s how much was spent on climate during the 2016 presidential debates.

Last night’s Democratic Debate was not much of an improvement. The climate is not a “single-issue” topic — and it should be at the forefront of the conversation. bit.ly/2IukWxY

5 minutes and 27 seconds. That’s how much was spent on climate during the 2016 presidential debates. Last night's…

Posted by Greenpeace USA on Thursday, June 27, 2019

When they say…

When they say, “that’s not how things work in the real world,” we say, “not yet.”

Even the low bar…

But Wednesday night’s debate did not clear even the low bar that Perez set. Over the course of two hours, approximately seven minutes were devoted to the top existential threat facing humanity. And only four of the ten candidates on stage were asked directly about how they intend to rapidly reduce carbon emissions over the next 11 years—something that must be done to preserve a livable planet for future generations.

https://newrepublic.com/article/154334/first-democratic-debate-failed-planet

We’re an hour in…

We’re an hour into tonight’s #DemDebate and there’s been no direct question on #climatechange.

That’s despite the DNC pledging to make it a top issue in the debates after refusing to host a full debate on the issue.

Dear DNC

Dear @DNC,

We’re 1 hour into the #DemDebate and there have been ZERO climate qs.

You told us things would be different than 2016.

You told us the climate crisis was a priority for you.

Enough with your lame excuses. Enough hiding behind locked doors.

Host a #ClimateDebate.

Our opportunity to halt global warming was 30+ years ago

Our opportunity to halt global warming was 30+ years ago when Democrats fell all over themselves to tell you how “unrealistic” it was.

How’s that claim looking, now?

Planning on moving to a different planet?

New study: if we stop emissions immediately, Arctic still warms 5C/9F by century’s end. We’re not stopping global warming any more; we’re fighting like hell for a level that civilizations might survive. #ClimateStrike

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/13/arctic-temperature-rises-must-be-urgently-tackled-warns-un

You Probably Read in High School

…you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids. In fact, all but the one that killed the dinosaurs were caused by climate change produced by greenhouse gas. The most notorious was 252 million years ago; it began when carbon warmed the planet by five degrees, accelerated when that warming triggered the release of methane in the Arctic, and ended with 97 percent of all life on Earth dead. We are currently adding carbon to the atmosphere at a considerably faster rate; by most estimates, at least ten times faster.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

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