Climate Crisis: explanation + action

What is the climate crisis or climate emergency?

What’s causing it? Is it urgent?

How can we all do something about it?

These are recurring questions.

In case you missed it, here is the speech by Sir David Attenborough to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 which answers some of them. More below.

“Everything we have achieved in the last 10,000 years has been enabled because of the [climate] stability during this time.

“The global temperature has not wavered over this period by more than either plus or minus one degree celsius – until now.”

“This story is one of inequality as well as instability. Today those who have done the least to cause this problem are among those to be hardest hit.

“Ultimately, all of us will feel the impact, some of which is unavoidable.”

David Attenborough, November 2021, COP26

What can we do about the Climate Crisis?

What we can do about the Climate Crisis ourselves is the focus of those involved in the MossSide1.5° project locally in Moss Side. It will be a focus of discussion at the ‘Keep Moss Side Cool‘ event – join us at 6pm on Thursday 18th November.

One small but powerful action each of us can take individually is to review what we do with our money – including what our bank does with our money.

It may seem small, but each of us has hundreds of times the banking power of most people in poorer countries. So what we do with our savings and bank accounts can make a difference in the world. We can change our bank, so that we don’t invest in more damage.

You can review your bank at switchit.money