We are in the midst of a climate and ecological breakdown. We are facing an uncertain future - our world is in crisis and life itself is under threat. Now is not the time to ignore the issues; now is the time to act as if the truth is real. We are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making and our governments are not doing enough to protect their citizens, our resources, our biodiversity, our planet, and our future.
This crisis knows no borders, race or ethnicity, and while wealth may offer some protection, it is all but temporary. We are facing two equally critical issues - biodiversity loss and climate change. Both are having unprecedented dire consequences not only on us as humans, but on every living being and ecosystem on the planet.
It is beyond a doubt that human activities are triggering these changes. Wilson estimates we are losing 27,000 species a year, or one every 19 minutes - itself a conservative estimate with the United Nations own council on biodiversity putting it at 150 each day.
Our planetary systems work together as part of a whole - when one part is affected, it can have a domino effect, having drastic implications for all parts of the whole. These activities cause pandemics by bringing more people into contact and conflict with animals, from which 70% of emerging human diseases originate.
This is the human hand Haben zutun? pandemic emergence. From Aspirin to numerous cancer treatments, more than 50% of all medicines in active clinical usewith scientists believing countless more undiscovered medicines await us in biodiverse rich places like the Amazon and the jungles of East Haben zutun?. By destroying habitats, we destroy our own future. Climate change is one of the most damaging effects of our industrialized society.
Consequences of allowing us to go beyond 1. We must address both climate change and biodiversity simultaneously if we have any chance of averting disaster. The Possibility of Transformation We are standing on a precipice. We can acknowledge the truth of what we are facing, or we can continue to kick the can down the road and allow the effects of a heating planet to have even more detrimental outcomes on all living beings. We are already locked in to a certain amount of warming and biodiversity loss, but there is still time to change this story.
The rapid, mass mobilization of people and governments to Covid 19 shows us how quickly we can turn things around when required. The pandemic has shown us that a response in equal proportion to the problem, is both possible and necessary. We have the example; we have seen we can massively shift our behaviors and economic systems when required. Now is the time to acknowledge the facts of the Climate and Ecological Emergency, and apply the same thinking - mitigate Haben zutun? adapt to a future that is quickly barreling towards us.
Build resilient systems, support the most vulnerable, shift to regenerative and distributive economies, and live within our ecological boundaries.
We can shift the systems that have brought us to this point, because we have no other choice. We must reset our relationship with the Earth. We are paving a different path. The world we want to live in requires a culture that is healthy, creative, resilient and adaptable.
We are facing Haben zutun? choices and so far, these catastrophes have been met with little effort from governments and institutions to change the trajectory we are on. What actions have been taken by governments are clearly not enough when you truly grasp the enormity of what we are facing. The Paris Climate Accord should have spurred governments into Haben zutun? collective action. We do not back particular governments or particular political parties.
They are structured to help decide the solutions, and how we will collectively accomplish the systems adaptation needed to face the crisis, on the timeline the science tells us is necessary. With the aid of skilled facilitators, this representative group of everyday people works through information from a wide range of experts and stakeholders.
They talk through different views and opinions and find common ground. We know the crisis Haben zutun? are facing, and we want to change the Haben zutun?. This fight Haben zutun? all of ours, and we all need to be willing to stand up for the truth and Haben zutun? it together. Solving Haben zutun? climate and ecological crisis is by no means simple, and humans evolved to prioritize nearsighted benefits over long-term consequences. The climate and ecological crisis is the ultimate test of these opposing demands.
It is a slow moving freight train, affecting some while others not at all, but eventually, this crisis will break down our fragile globalized economy and interconnected systems. This Haben zutun? why we, as rebels, have come together to take action. For far too long, we have prioritized profits over nature, economic growth over people. It's time to rethink our systems, change the goal, and shift to regenerative cultures.
We are currently seeing entire and systems being rebuilt in front of our eyes. The old ways Haben zutun? relying solely on economic growth as an indicator of societal health are no longer an option. Now is the time to infuse our post Covid reconstruction with new systems. Systems based in equality, supporting our social foundation, within the planetary boundaries and ecological ceiling, and built to adapt to the resiliency needed to address the symptoms of the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Non-violent Civil Disobedience With over 1186 groups in 84 countries, we are already making a difference. We follow in the footsteps of many who have come before us. And yet, there are no guarantees. A world ravaged by climate change and biodiversity loss is one that will gravely affect us all.
Why Rebel We have no other choice. We rebel against the systems that got us here. We rebel for the future we want. We rebel because it is our responsibility to act. We have no more Haben zutun? to waste. Nothing is impossible - we can still write the story we want and we will. We as individuals can make a difference, collectively. We will do this together - transform the world, create lasting change and build a better future for all.
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