These days, we’re witnessing the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement. People around the world are joining together in an unprecedented wave of escalated mass actions targeting the world’s most dangerous coal, oil and gas projects, under the banner of Break Free from fossil fuels.
The UK kicked off Break Free last week with three hundred people halting operations at the country’s largest opencast coal mine at Ffos-y-fran in South Wales for a day. The peaceful occupation and blockade ended with no arrests.
The following day, 10,000 marched in the Philippines calling for an end to coal — in a country where a month ago, police opened fire on farmers demanding relief for farm communities who have been hit heavily by a climate-change-exacerbated drought. Over the weekend, 2,000 Australians gathered in Newcastle to block the world’s largest coal port for a day.
Tipping Points – the Facts….- an irreversible moment when the dreaded feedback loop begins. This is now the central issue for the scientific community: we may now be helpless to stop abrupt and runaway global warming. These ten major tipping points may right at this moment be being triggered.
- Melting glaciers will raise sea levels so that less heat is reflected out to space
- Decline of the flow of fresh water from the Arctic will collapse the Gulf Stream Continue reading Biggest ever Climate Demos as Deadly Feedback Loops may be Triggered