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NYC 'Climate Justice' Legislation, calling for "an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate"

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Can anyone please tell me what the heck is a "safe climate" ? 

And "climate justice" ?

New York City officials declare climate emergency

The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to declare a climate emergency, becoming the largest city in the country to commit to combat climate change.

The legislation passed Wednesday includes a laundry list of impacts from climate change, concluding by calling for "an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate."

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Who invents this stuff?

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Here's the full text of the NYC document. 

It's a total fustercluck of climate panic hysteria.

And don't miss the bits about "Climate Justice".

I recommend reading it in full.

Note that I bolded a few of the, er, stranger points.

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Proposed Res. No. 864-A

Resolution declaring a climate emergency and calling for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.

By Council Members Kallos, Constantinides, Lander, Reynoso, Levin, Espinal, Koslowitz, Powers, Chin, Rosenthal, Barron and Rivera

Whereas, On April 22, 2016, world leaders from 174 countries and the European Union recognized the threat of climate change and the urgent need to combat it by signing the Paris Agreement, agreeing to keep global warming well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C; and

Whereas, On October 8, 2018, the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) released a special report, which projected that limiting warming to the 1.5°C target this century will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector of the global economy over the next 12 years; and

Whereas, On November 23, 2018, the United States Fourth National Climate Assessment (“NCA4”) was released and details the massive threat that climate change poses to the American economy, our environment and climate stability, and underscores the need for immediate action to address a climate emergency at all levels of government; and

Whereas, According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), global temperatures in 2018 were .83°C (1.5°F) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, and the past five years are collectively the warmest in modern history; and

Whereas, The increased and intensifying wildfires, floods, rising seas, diseases, droughts and extreme weather brought on by global warming demonstrates that the Earth is too hot to be a safe environment; and

Whereas, World Wildlife Fund’s 2018 Living Planet report finds that there has been a 60% decline in global wildlife populations between 1970 and 2014, with causes including overfishing, pollution and climate change;

Whereas,  According to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, human activity has already severely altered 40% of the marine environment, 50% of inland waterways, and 75% of the planet’s land, and it is projected that half-to-one million species are threatened with extinction, many within the next few decades; and

Whereas, The United States of America has disproportionately contributed to the climate emergency and has repeatedly obstructed global efforts to transition toward a green economy, and thus bears an extraordinary responsibility to rapidly address these existential threats; and

Whereas, Restoring a safe and stable climate requires accelerated actions to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors to end the 6th mass extinction of species, and to protect all people and species from the increasingly severe consequences of climate change; and

Whereas, A sweeping transition to clean energy systems that centers on equity and justice in their solutions is vital to our future and must include the following goals: dramatically expand existing renewable power sources and deploy new production capacity with the goal of meeting 100% of national power demand through renewable sources; build a national, energy-efficient, “smart” grid; upgrade every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety; eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from  manufacturing, agricultural and other industries, including by investing in local-scale agriculture in communities across the country; repair and improve transportation and other infrastructure, and upgrade water infrastructure to ensure universal access to clean water; fund massive investment in the decrease of greenhouse gases; make “green” technology, industry, expertise, products and services a major export of the United States, with the aim of becoming the international leader in helping other countries become greenhouse gas neutral economies and bringing about a global transition from fossil fuels; and

Whereas, Marginalized populations in New York City and worldwide, including people of color, immigrants, indigenous communities, low-income individuals, people with disabilities, and the unhoused are already disproportionately affected by climate change, and will continue to bear an excess burden as temperatures increase, oceans rise, and disasters worsen; and

Whereas, Addressing climate change fairly requires transitioning from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy that is ecologically sustainable and equitable for all people, especially those most impacted by climate change already and those who will be most impacted in the future; and

Whereas, People around the world have a fundamental human right to clean, healthy and adequate air, water, land, food, education, healthcare, and shelter; and    

Whereas, The economy must shift from dirty energy that benefits fossil fuel companies to energy democracy that benefits our people, environment and a clean, renewable energy economy, from funding new highways to expanding public transit, from incinerators and landfills to zero waste products, from industrial food systems to food sovereignty, from car-dependent sprawl and destructive unbridled growth to smart urban development without displacement, and from destructive over-development to habitat and ecosystem restoration; and

Whereas, Building a society that is resilient to the current, expected, and potential effects of climate change will protect health, lives, ecosystems, and economies, and such resilience efforts will have the greatest positive impact if the most dramatic potential consequences of climate change are taken into account; and

Whereas, Climate justice calls for climate resilience planning that addresses the specific experiences, vulnerabilities, and needs of marginalized communities within New York  City, who must be included and supported in actively engaging in climate resilience planning, policy, and actions; and

Whereas, Actions to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and/or decrease greenhouse gases may be taken in ways that also improve resilience to the effects of climate change, and vice versa; and

Whereas, Climate justice requires that frontline communities that have historically borne the brunt of the extractive fossil-fuel economy, participate actively in the planning and implementation of this mobilization effort to address climate change at all levels of government and that they benefit first from the transition to a renewable energy economy; and

Whereas, Nearly 400 cities, districts and counties across the world representing over 34 million people collectively have recently declared or officially acknowledged the existence of a global climate emergency, including Hoboken, San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Montgomery County, Oakland, Richmond, and Santa Cruz in the United States, Bristol and London in the United Kingdom and many cities in Australia, Canada, and Switzerland; and

Whereas, New York City, as the largest city in the United States, can act as a global leader by both converting to an ecologically, socially, and economically regenerative economy at emergency speed, and by organizing a transition to renewable energy and climate emergency mobilization effort; now, therefore, be it Resolved, The City Council declares a climate emergency and calls for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.

NPJ
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6/25/19
 

Proposed Res. No.docx

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10 hours ago, Tom Kirkman said:

Hete's the full text of the NYC document. 

It's a total fustercluck of climate panic hysteria.

And don't miss the bits about "Climate Justice".

I recommend reading it in full.

Note that I bolded a few of the, er, stranger points.

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Proposed Res. No. 864-A

Resolution declaring a climate emergency and calling for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.

By Council Members Kallos, Constantinides, Lander, Reynoso, Levin, Espinal, Koslowitz, Powers, Chin, Rosenthal, Barron and Rivera

Whereas, On April 22, 2016, world leaders from 174 countries and the European Union recognized the threat of climate change and the urgent need to combat it by signing the Paris Agreement, agreeing to keep global warming well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C; and

Whereas, On October 8, 2018, the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) released a special report, which projected that limiting warming to the 1.5°C target this century will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector of the global economy over the next 12 years; and

Whereas, On November 23, 2018, the United States Fourth National Climate Assessment (“NCA4”) was released and details the massive threat that climate change poses to the American economy, our environment and climate stability, and underscores the need for immediate action to address a climate emergency at all levels of government; and

Whereas, According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), global temperatures in 2018 were .83°C (1.5°F) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, and the past five years are collectively the warmest in modern history; and

Whereas, The increased and intensifying wildfires, floods, rising seas, diseases, droughts and extreme weather brought on by global warming demonstrates that the Earth is too hot to be a safe environment; and

Whereas, World Wildlife Fund’s 2018 Living Planet report finds that there has been a 60% decline in global wildlife populations between 1970 and 2014, with causes including overfishing, pollution and climate change;

Whereas,  According to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, human activity has already severely altered 40% of the marine environment, 50% of inland waterways, and 75% of the planet’s land, and it is projected that half-to-one million species are threatened with extinction, many within the next few decades; and

Whereas, The United States of America has disproportionately contributed to the climate emergency and has repeatedly obstructed global efforts to transition toward a green economy, and thus bears an extraordinary responsibility to rapidly address these existential threats; and

Whereas, Restoring a safe and stable climate requires accelerated actions to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors to end the 6th mass extinction of species, and to protect all people and species from the increasingly severe consequences of climate change; and

Whereas, A sweeping transition to clean energy systems that centers on equity and justice in their solutions is vital to our future and must include the following goals: dramatically expand existing renewable power sources and deploy new production capacity with the goal of meeting 100% of national power demand through renewable sources; build a national, energy-efficient, “smart” grid; upgrade every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety; eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from  manufacturing, agricultural and other industries, including by investing in local-scale agriculture in communities across the country; repair and improve transportation and other infrastructure, and upgrade water infrastructure to ensure universal access to clean water; fund massive investment in the decrease of greenhouse gases; make “green” technology, industry, expertise, products and services a major export of the United States, with the aim of becoming the international leader in helping other countries become greenhouse gas neutral economies and bringing about a global transition from fossil fuels; and

Whereas, Marginalized populations in New York City and worldwide, including people of color, immigrants, indigenous communities, low-income individuals, people with disabilities, and the unhoused are already disproportionately affected by climate change, and will continue to bear an excess burden as temperatures increase, oceans rise, and disasters worsen; and

Whereas, Addressing climate change fairly requires transitioning from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy that is ecologically sustainable and equitable for all people, especially those most impacted by climate change already and those who will be most impacted in the future; and

Whereas, People around the world have a fundamental human right to clean, healthy and adequate air, water, land, food, education, healthcare, and shelter; and    

Whereas, The economy must shift from dirty energy that benefits fossil fuel companies to energy democracy that benefits our people, environment and a clean, renewable energy economy, from funding new highways to expanding public transit, from incinerators and landfills to zero waste products, from industrial food systems to food sovereignty, from car-dependent sprawl and destructive unbridled growth to smart urban development without displacement, and from destructive over-development to habitat and ecosystem restoration; and

Whereas, Building a society that is resilient to the current, expected, and potential effects of climate change will protect health, lives, ecosystems, and economies, and such resilience efforts will have the greatest positive impact if the most dramatic potential consequences of climate change are taken into account; and

Whereas, Climate justice calls for climate resilience planning that addresses the specific experiences, vulnerabilities, and needs of marginalized communities within New York  City, who must be included and supported in actively engaging in climate resilience planning, policy, and actions; and

Whereas, Actions to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and/or decrease greenhouse gases may be taken in ways that also improve resilience to the effects of climate change, and vice versa; and

Whereas, Climate justice requires that frontline communities that have historically borne the brunt of the extractive fossil-fuel economy, participate actively in the planning and implementation of this mobilization effort to address climate change at all levels of government and that they benefit first from the transition to a renewable energy economy; and

Whereas, Nearly 400 cities, districts and counties across the world representing over 34 million people collectively have recently declared or officially acknowledged the existence of a global climate emergency, including Hoboken, San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Montgomery County, Oakland, Richmond, and Santa Cruz in the United States, Bristol and London in the United Kingdom and many cities in Australia, Canada, and Switzerland; and

Whereas, New York City, as the largest city in the United States, can act as a global leader by both converting to an ecologically, socially, and economically regenerative economy at emergency speed, and by organizing a transition to renewable energy and climate emergency mobilization effort; now, therefore, be it Resolved, The City Council declares a climate emergency and calls for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.

NPJ
LS# 10483
6/25/19
 

Proposed Res. No.docx

Where is the PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPUUUUKE key?!!!

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3 hours ago, ceo_energemsier said:

Where is the PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPUUUUKE key?!!!

Try doing a search for International Tribunal Climate of Climate Justice.  It's been proposed, repeatedly.  Really. 

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https://theecologist.org/2015/dec/08/cop21-call-international-treaty-rights-nature-and-communities

" ... A tribunal for the rights of nature

The Earth Law Center's call for a paradigmatic shift in legal thinking follows the opening of the International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature, formally established by a people's convention on 4th December in Paris.

An embryonic people's court, the Tribunal first met in Ecuador in 2014. It exists to hear cases where nature's rights, as recognised in the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, have been violated and produce judgements against transgressors of nature's rights and human's rights.

Though the Tribunal lacks the ability to make legally binding decisions, it provides a space to investigate and make visible the systemic injustices of 'the war on nature'. It seeks to build moral pressure on governments and decision makers to recognise nature's rights and help transform international and domestic legal systems to nurture, rather than allow the destruction of the Earth community at a time of multiple ecological and social crises.

"The ultimate aim is that the Tribunal will become a part of international legal frameworks and act like the International Court of Justice at the Hague", says Shannon Biggs, co-founder of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.  ..."

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Anyone who questions why American's use the Electoral College in Presidential elections only has to look at the recent, ongoing nonsense in New York and California.

If it was not for the Electoral College sysyem, there morons would control us!

Now if we could only get a similar system in play for State elections so that the population centers in each State did not control the rest of the rural counties. Colorado is a prime example.

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On 6/27/2019 at 11:10 PM, Douglas Buckland said:

Now if we could only get a similar system in play for State elections so that the population centers in each State did not control the rest of the rural counties. Colorado is a prime example.

It's in play, and it's called gerrrymandering. Depending what party is in charge after census results, districts are drawn up to maximize a party's ability to control. Depending on where you fall at any given time the result is what you want, or a massive injustice. You get states like North Carolina where the population votes 50% Democrat, and only capture 23% of the seats. A minor mockery of representative government. The overall effect is exaggerating partisan politics. In Texas it's absolutely true the population centers do not control the legislature or it would be a blue state. The districts drawn to minimize the urban area power. In Texas the overall is still conservative and the suburbs are really the key to the future, voting wise.

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In Colorado you have the large centers of population, all of which are along the Front Range, which are ALL Liberal, forcing their agenda on largely conservative counties which the State largely consist of.

This is simply not right.

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Whereas, On October 8, 2018, the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) released a special report, which projected that limiting warming to the 1.5°C target this century will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector of the global economy over the next 12 years; 

See who comes up with this nonsense?  That's what I found interesting in first part.  The UN...attempting to globalize everything under one rule and law...It is a legitimate threat to society as we know it...and of course, "12 years" AOC's threat...What do we have now, 11 yrs, some odd months, weeks, days, hrs? 😂😂 Reporting, no skin falling off here yet from being outside!!

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2 hours ago, cbrasher1 said:

Whereas, On October 8, 2018, the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) released a special report, which projected that limiting warming to the 1.5°C target this century will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector of the global economy over the next 12 years; 

See who comes up with this nonsense?  That's what I found interesting in first part.  The UN...attempting to globalize everything under one rule and law...It is a legitimate threat to society as we know it...and of course, "12 years" AOC's threat...What do we have now, 11 yrs, some odd months, weeks, days, hrs? 😂😂 Reporting, no skin falling off here yet from being outside!!

 

U.N. 1989.  That scare was only 11 years, not 12 years.

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I predict in 2049, UN will say the world will end in 13 years if Climate Change is unchecked.

See a pattern here?

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10 hours ago, Tom Kirkman said:

I predict in 2049, UN will say the world will end in 13 years if Climate Change is unchecked.

See a pattern here?

I don't worry about that, but I am still waiting for the Millennium bug to kick in.

And I'm freezing. 

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12 hours ago, Douglas Buckland said:

In Colorado you have the large centers of population, all of which are along the Front Range, which are ALL Liberal, forcing their agenda on largely conservative counties which the State largely consist of.

This is simply not right.

Colorado Springs never struck me as liberal. Used to deal with a decent sized fabrication ship there, definitely not a liberal type of place, though made a pretty penny building equipment for the ethanol business he found foolish and only existed because of government subsidies. A really well run shop. And I doubt the USAF and academy is a hot bed of liberalism. Now if there is a more liberal area than Boulder, I've not been there.

Sounds like Colorado is becoming a California of sorts. A lot of California isn't liberal, not even close, but the LA basin and Silicon Valley/San Francisco areas are liberal, and have a lot of wealth and messaging power.

And yes, the struggle is real. Between Feds and States, and states and counties, and counties and cities. Everyone wants a representative system, until it doesn't represent them. 

"Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don’t look like them. It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic. 

People have been saying for two millennia that democracy is unworkable, going back to Plato. The Founding Fathers were sufficiently worried that they left only one half of one branch of the federal government in the hands of the people. And yet for two centuries democracy in America more or less proceeded apace without blowing itself up." Rick Shenkman

It's a horrible, messy system, as the saying goes, the worst system there is, only there are none better. I wish I knew of a better way. 

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