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A climate emergency declaration or climate emergency plan, declaring a state of climate emergency, has been issued since 2016 by certain countries and other jurisdictions to set priorities to mitigate climate change.

Climate emergency declarations[edit | edit source] states Climate emergency declarations in 1,191 jurisdictions and local governments cover 290 million citizens, as of 14 November 2019 [1]

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An appropriate sense of urgency[edit | edit source]

The term “climate emergency” has been promoted by climate activists and pro-climate action politicians to add a sense of urgency for responding to a long-term problem. W

Extinction Rebellion's call for truth[edit | edit source]

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Extinction Rebellion's first demand (of three, for the UK) is "Tell the truth", Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

  • 'Human activity is causing irreparable harm to the life on this world'
  • 'We’ve been warned again and again…and again'
  • 'Nature Loss'
  • 'Insect die-off'
  • 'Global Heating: Greenhouse Gases, Our emissions are still increasing!"
  • 'Air Pollution'
  • 'Drought and (water) Scarcity'
  • 'Rising Seas'
  • 'Ocean Acidification'
  • 'Sea ice (disappearance)'
  • 'Water Pollution'
  • '..losing our soil'
  • 'Food Insecurity'
  • “Faster than expected” (climate change)
  • 'Feedbacks and Tipping Points'

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

How to's[edit | edit source]

  • How to capture satellite images in your backyard – and contribute to a snapshot of the climate crisis,, Feb 23, 2022, added 14:05, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

Video[edit | edit source]

WE WANT TO LIVE, UK REBELLION, 1st September 2020, Extinction Rebellion
Authors: Extinction Rebellion UK, Jul 3, 2020

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News and comment[edit | edit source]


Oxford Dictionaries declares 'climate emergency' the word of 2019, Nov 21 [2]

See also[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Climate emergency declaration W, Climate crisis W, Abrupt climate change, Climate change and poverty, Climate justice, Effects of global warming, Tipping point (climatology), Climate change and society (category)

References[edit | edit source]

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