Climate Justice – Love our Planet

Quakers call for bold national climate policy
Quakers in Britain and Friends World Committee for Consultation are today (8 October) bringing together faith leaders and representatives from the Buddhist, Brahma Kumaris, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Quaker communities for an interfaith celebration of sustainable living. They are meeting as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C delivers a sharp message that the world must act now to avoid climate catastrophe.

Quakers are working to build an energy and economic system that has equality, justice and sustainability at its heart.

Quakers campaign for justice for those who have been unequally impacted by climate change. We call for policies that will reduce carbon emissions, and support actions that challenge the current fossil fuel economy.

We think all people have the right to affordable, renewable energy. We believe there should be more equality in the way energy is owned and organised. And we want to sustain life over profit. [Read more]

Direct action and civil disobedience are now needed to force governments to see that our survival as a species is at risk …

‘The latest IPCC report and Tuesday’s Living Planet report by WWF, which reveals that wildlife populations have declined by more than half in less than 50 years, show how urgently change is needed.

It is no exaggeration to say that our survival as a species is at risk. Enough. Enough of words; of hypocrisy and broken promises. It’s time to act.’

BBC: Climate change: Oceans ‘soaking up more heat than estimated’

  • 1 November 2018

Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought.

They say it means the Earth is more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than estimated.

This could make it much more difficult to keep global warming within safe levels this century.

BBC: WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption

  • 30 October 2018

“Exploding human consumption” has caused a massive drop in global wildlife populations in recent decades, the WWF conservation group says.

In a report, the charity says losses in vertebrate species – mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles – averaged 60% between 1970 and 2014.

“Earth is losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions,” the WWF’s Living Planet Report adds.

It urges policy makers to set new targets for sustainable development…

H.O.P.E. The Project – Healing Of Planet Earth
Our vision is to create mass awareness about the vital importance of a whole food, plant-based diet, ideally organic: https://www.hope-theproject.com/