the politicians won´t solve the problems
unless we force them to do it!
The world needs a mobilization like WWII to win the climate battle
These quotes are from the website of our allies, “The Climate Mobilization”:
Climate Change Threatens Civilization
Dr. Lonnie g. thompson
Ohio state university
"Climatologists, like other scientists, tend to be a stolid group. We are not given to theatrical rantings about falling skies... Why then are climatologists speaking about the dangers of global warming? The answer is virtually all of us are now convinced that global warming poses a clear and present danger to civilization."
Dr. James E. hansen
"Coal is the single greatest threat to civilization and all life on our planet. The climate is nearing tipping points... There is a potential for explosive changes, effects that would be irreversible, if we do not rapidly slow fossil-fuel emissions over the next few decades."
US Department of Defense
“Climate change will affect the Department of Defense’s ability to defend the nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security."
We need a WWII-Style mobilization to Fight It
Lester R. Brown
Earth Policy Institute President and former USDA global issues specialist
"Saving civilization will take a massive mobilization, and at wartime speed. The closest analogy is the belated U.S. mobilization during World War II.
Dr. Daniel Pauly
Professor of Fisheries and Zoology, University of British Columbia
"We are not dealing with [climate change] in terms of the danger that this represents. It's like a war. When there is a war, the industry is put on a war footing, and within weeks it stops producing cars…and it starts producing airplanes. World War II is a good example."
Dr. Joseph Romm
M.I.T. physicist, author, and former Department of Energy policy secretary
"WWII is the only plausibly-close metaphor for the scale of effort needed to...preserve a livable climate."
“The struggle has never been about saving the planet.”Kumi Naidoo / Executive Director of Greenpeace International 2009-15
“The struggle has never been about saving the planet. The planet does not need saving. If we warm it up to the point where we cannot exist we’ll be gone, the planet will still be here,” he says. “It will be bruised and scarred by humanity’s crimes on it but actually once human beings become extinct, the forests will recover, the oceans will replenish. This struggle is fundamentally about whether humanity can fashion a way of mutually coexisting with nature and protecting our children and their children’s future.”
Click to read original article in The Guardian