Extinction Rebellion

23 Jul 19
Boulder Daily Camera
The Longmont chapter of the Sunrise Movement will host a Tuesday night climate crisis rally to support its proposal that the Longmont City Council adopt a resolution declaring “a state of climate emergency.” Lynette McClain, [cq comment=”cq Lynette McClain”] one of the rally hosts, stated in a news release that following the rally, Longmont Sunrise Movement’s representatives will attend the council meeting to request the council’s support of the resolution. The rally is scheduled for 6 p.m. outside the Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St.. The council meeting, which starts at 7, will be in the council chambers inside the Civic Center. The climate emergency resolution is not an item on the council’s Tuesday night agenda, but McClain said it already has been presented to the council and Lisa Knoblaugh, [cq comment=”cq Lisa Knoblauch”]the city’s sustainability program manager. McClain said city officials have told her they tentatively have scheduled an Aug. 9 work session discussion of the proposed resolution. As proposed by Longmont’s Sunrise Movement chapter, the climate emergency resolution would note Longmont has already taken steps to lower greenhouse gas emissions, such as by a policy council adopted in January 2018 when it approved a resolution setting a goal of moving to a 100% [cq comment=”percent “]renewable-energy supply by the year 2030. However, the new resolution would say “it is acknowledged that such steps are not sufficient, in and of themselves, to adequately address the magnitude of the climate emergency.” It would have the council direct Longmont city staff and the Platte River Power Authority — the city’s wholesale electric energy provider — to shorten the time period to 2025, rather than 2030, of providing 100% [cq comment=”percent “]of the city’s electric energy supply from non-carbon sources such as wind and solar. The resolution would also have the council direct the convening of a climate working group of “city staff and concerned citizens to discuss further steps the city should take to promote a carbon-free, sustainable city.” That working group would have to submit a report outlining those steps within 120 days of the council’s adoption of the proposed resolution. And the steps would have to “outline and address a rapid transition of both Longmont’s transportation system and its local building, heating and hot water system to electrical power generation using renewable energy by 2025,” the resolution states. Partners in the Tuesday night Longmont rally include Sustainable Resilient Longmont, the Colorado Sierra Club, the Boulder Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion — an organization, that according to its website, is “an international movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimize the risk of social collapse.” [cq comment=”cq British spelling. .”] The Longmont rally comes on the same night the Boulder City Council has scheduled a special 6 p.m. meeting to consider adoption of a similar resolution endorsing the declaration of a climate emergency and reaffirming Boulder’s commitment to climate action. Earlier Tuesday, at Boulder County’s Board of County Commissioners’ 10:30 a.m. business meeting, the commissioners also are to consider a climate change resolution, one that proclaims “that a climate emergency threatens our county, region, state, nation and the natural world” McClain said the Longmont resolution is tailored after one that has been adopted by more than 500 U.S. communities.
23 Jul 19
Longmont Times-Call
The Longmont chapter of the Sunrise Movement will host a Tuesday night climate crisis rally to support its proposal that the Longmont City Council adopt a resolution declaring “a state of climate emergency.” Lynette McClain, [cq comment=”cq Lynette McClain”] one of the rally hosts, stated in a news release that following the rally, Longmont Sunrise Movement’s representatives will attend the council meeting to request the council’s support of the resolution. The rally is scheduled for 6 p.m. outside the Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St.. The council meeting, which starts at 7, will be in the council chambers inside the Civic Center. The climate emergency resolution is not an item on the council’s Tuesday night agenda, but McClain said it already has been presented to the council and Lisa Knoblaugh, [cq comment=”cq Lisa Knoblauch”]the city’s sustainability program manager. McClain said city officials have told her they tentatively have scheduled an Aug. 9 work session discussion of the proposed resolution. As proposed by Longmont’s Sunrise Movement chapter, the climate emergency resolution would note Longmont has already taken steps to lower greenhouse gas emissions, such as by a policy council adopted in January 2018 when it approved a resolution setting a goal of moving to a 100% [cq comment=”percent “]renewable-energy supply by the year 2030. However, the new resolution would say “it is acknowledged that such steps are not sufficient, in and of themselves, to adequately address the magnitude of the climate emergency.” It would have the council direct Longmont city staff and the Platte River Power Authority — the city’s wholesale electric energy provider — to shorten the time period to 2025, rather than 2030, of providing 100% [cq comment=”percent “]of the city’s electric energy supply from non-carbon sources such as wind and solar. The resolution would also have the council direct the convening of a climate working group of “city staff and concerned citizens to discuss further steps the city should take to promote a carbon-free, sustainable city.” That working group would have to submit a report outlining those steps within 120 days of the council’s adoption of the proposed resolution. And the steps would have to “outline and address a rapid transition of both Longmont’s transportation system and its local building, heating and hot water system to electrical power generation using renewable energy by 2025,” the resolution states. Partners in the Tuesday night Longmont rally include Sustainable Resilient Longmont, the Colorado Sierra Club, the Boulder Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion — an organization, that according to its website, is “an international movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimize the risk of social collapse.” [cq comment=”cq British spelling. .”] The Longmont rally comes on the same night the Boulder City Council has scheduled a special 6 p.m. meeting to consider adoption of a similar resolution endorsing the declaration of a climate emergency and reaffirming Boulder’s commitment to climate action. Earlier Tuesday, at Boulder County’s Board of County Commissioners’ 10:30 a.m. business meeting, the commissioners also are to consider a climate change resolution, one that proclaims “that a climate emergency threatens our county, region, state, nation and the natural world” McClain said the Longmont resolution is tailored after one that has been adopted by more than 500 U.S. communities.
22 Jul 19
Brexit Compliance News

A right-wing pro-Brexit campaigner has been handed a suspended prison sentence and been banned from an area around parliament for hurling abuse at Remain-supporting MP Anna Soubry. James Goddard, a self-styled yellow-vest protester, was filmed calling the former Conservative a “Nazi” and a “traitor” at Westminster in December and January. He was sentenced to eight […]

22 Jul 19
Let's Get Ethical

Tonight I went to two local groups, a plastic free one and one for the local chapter of Extinction Rebellion. I enjoyed the first, it was a small group meeting in a side room of a pub, they were very proactive, making plans for stalls and displays to show people how they can reduce their […]

22 Jul 19
Brexit Compliance News

These are exciting times in UK sustainable finance as the sector prepares to capitalise on a series of opportunities. The UK sustainable fund management sector is already Europe’s largest with Eurosif data showing that in 2017 nearly £2 trillion of assets was managed using a variety of sustainable finance strategies. Further growth will be driven […]

22 Jul 19
michaelbradleysblog

Once again the group known as ‘Extinction Rebellion’ took to the streets of the united kingdom to cause mass disruption. In Yorkshire its followers occupied Briggate, Leeds’s main high street that is pedestrianized and Neville St, an important route into the City Centre from the South Bank that isn’t! So are the actions of ‘Extinction […]

22 Jul 19
Arcynewsy

IAA 2017 Photo: dpa / Andreas Arnold "Always keeping an eye on the next corner, feeling the power of the engine and the rush of speed – cars make a sensual experience possible." Reading these phrases on the website of the International Motor Show (IAA) gives you an idea of ​​how much the car is […]

22 Jul 19
The Bristol Mayor

It’s the week after the week before in which many parts of central Bristol were brought to a standstill by Extinction Rebellion. Views on the cause, action and tactics varied. I wanted to share some reflections. But I do this making clear that it is possible to question and challenge a group about its approach […]

22 Jul 19
The Long Way Around

There’s something so amazing about airports. To me they represent possibility and opportunity. So many flights going to so many destinations. So many travelers traveling for so many reasons. Every airport I go to I love looking at the screen with the list of flights. I imagine each place and what I would be doing […]

22 Jul 19
Political Madness

NewsWars: A group of leftists poured buckets of fake blood on the street in front of an ICE facility in Portland, Oregon to protest President Trump’s immigration policies. The Friday protest, organized by several far-left groups such as Extinction Rebellion PDX and OccupyICEPDX, was named El Rio de Sangre, or “The River of Blood,” where […]

22 Jul 19
Climate Liability News

By Isabella Kaminski LONDON—Hundreds of climate activists are appearing in court in the United Kingdom this summer, facing charges for taking part in the massive protests that snarled central London last April. And while the activists have been surprised by the city’s zeal in prosecuting them, they are also using it as another opportunity to […]

22 Jul 19
TRANSATLANTIC HISTORY

  Why civil war begun  After the independence of the United States, the confrontation from the difference between the industrial structure of the north and the south, which gradually became clear from the 1820s, led to the Civil War in 1865. North-South Conflict  The United States began with the independence of 13 colonies on the […]