Stubborn Optimism
June 4, 2019 Kosmos Community News

Why the next 12 years could be the making of us

By Rob Hopkins, via his blog and Reconnect magazine

“The point I want to make in this short piece is that the concept of a climate emergency should fill our hearts with great optimism and possibility. We have 11 years now to reverse the direction of travel, to cut our emissions in half, and be well on the path to zero emissions.  It is an extraordinarily big ask, but it is possible. Just. And if we manage it, it will be a social, cultural, economic, political transformation which is almost without precedent.”

We’re stepping up – join us September 20!

Via Share the World’s Resources

Many notable activists and celebrities are calling for a global climate strike on 20 September. Disrupting our normal lives is the only way to secure our future, says Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and others.

Faith communities and the UN Climate Action Summit 2019

By Christiana Figueres, via the UN and Church Times

“As we head towards the first big “Paris heartbeat” in 2020, when governments must come back with bigger, bolder commitments, the faith community again has a critical part to play in bringing stakeholders together to support governments.

It has been extremely encouraging to see that, since Paris, the faith community has been continually stepping up its own action efforts in this space — and, in particular, its leadership in the movement to disinvest from fossil fuels.