Mitigating and adapting to climate change while honoring the diversity of humans entails major transformations in the ways our global society functions and interacts with natural ecosystems. We are encouraged by a recent surge of concern. Governmental bodies are making climate emergency declarations. Schoolchildren are striking. Ecocide lawsuits are proceeding in the courts. Grassroots citizen movements are demanding change, and many countries, states and provinces, cities, and businesses are responding.
As the Alliance of World Scientists, we stand ready to assist decision-makers in a just transition to a sustainable and equitable future. We urge widespread use of vital signs, which will better allow policymakers, the private sector, and the public to understand the magnitude of this crisis, track progress, and realign priorities for alleviating climate change. The good news is that such transformative change, with social and economic justice for all, promises far greater human well-being than does business as usual. We believe that the prospects will be greatest if decision-makers and all of humanity promptly respond to this warning and declaration of a climate emergency and act to sustain life on planet Earth, our only home.
Lloyd Helferty, Engineering Technologist Principal, Biochar Consulting (Canada) System Leader and Sector Expert for the "Climate Smart" Platform & Project Development Director Energime University http://energimeuniversity.org/ A member of The Energime Family of Companies "Education, training, knowledge and empowerment for responsible environmental management and resource sustainability." Not-for-profit Tax Exempt Status: 501(3C) DLN 17053330310044 lloydh...@energime.com ------------------------------------------ MeetMe: https://doodle.com/lhelferty ------------------------------------------ 48 Suncrest Blvd, Thornhill, ON, Canada 905-707-8754 Skype: lloyd.helferty -- Executive Director Resilient World Institute (RWI) http://rwinstitute.ca/ 5 Shields Court, Suite 108 Markham, Ontario, L3R 0G3 cell: 647-886-8754 -- Core Group team member, Drawdown Toronto, Richmond Hill and Co-Founder, Drawdown Markham https://www.facebook.com/groups/DDMarkham/ https://www.meetup.com/Drawdown-Markham/ -- Founder, WE-Energime-Global Cooperation Day Turtle Island https://www.facebook.com/groups/EGCDTI/ -- Chair, Community Sustainability (CoSWoG), A working group of Science for Peace https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8413199 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/coswog -- Co-founder, CSF Consulting Group and Science for Peace (SfP) CoSWoG Climate Smart Food sub-Working Group (CSFWG) www.facebook.com/groups/climatesmartfood/ -- Founder, "Future Farming" group http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Future-Farming-4815612 -- President, Co-founder, Biochar-Ontario http://groups.google.com/group/biochar-ontario https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3329950 A member of the Canadian Biocarbon Network (CBN) -- Manager, Biochar Offsets Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2446475 -- Advisory Committee Member, International Biochar Initiative (IBI) www.biochar-international.org -- Sustainable Biochar Expert, Passive Remediation Systems Ltd. (PRS) http://www.prsi.ca/leadership-team/ -- Steering Committee coordinator, Canadian Renewable Carbon Network (CRCN) https://groups.google.com/d/forum/canadian-biochar-initiative http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1404717 -- Former Promotions Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=6756248 "The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Willy Brandt
... tell yer sick, gravely ill, malaised, at thepoint of dying, kick the bucket, sell the farm, and yer stilldon't believe it ? ... yer ol' digger ...
'daily: humanity has wiped out 60% of all animal populations since 1970, mammals, bird populations have declined by 3,000,000,000, that's three billion folks! in the USA alone, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles ...
Cheers and ... eat local organic,
don't drink water out of plastic bottles (pottles),
drive/fly/wire less...much less, walk more.
Prof. Dr. Tony Pereira, Fulbright Scholar, UCLA ME Ph.D.__________________________________________________
Professor of Engineering, Applied Science and Eco-SustainabilityUnesco Engineering Sustainability MDG Award Recipient
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