- A study from UC Berkeley illustrates that climate catastrophes will onset violence such as domestic abuse and even civil wars, setting up the potential collapse of many countries
- Conflict avoidance is ingrained into the world’s climate response, by refocusing on creating an ecological society, our care of the planet will help avoid some major conflicts
- However, there will be outliers to the push of an ecological society, as some will resist this change to uphold a world run by the fossil fuel industry, therefore stripping people of their rights
- Escaping the climate crisis by moving away in order to avoid climate catastrophes is a part of the problem:
By imagining ourselves as individuals who somehow exist outside the context of an interconnected, living ecosystem on a planet where all of our actions deeply affect one another, we fail to see each other’s humanity and right to simply exist.
- In the 2040s, the world could see around 250 million people forced from their homes due to the effects of the climate crisis
The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California Platform advocates for a formal California State commitment by 2022 to 80% below 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions and net negative emissions by 2030 for a climate-safe future. This bold target requires accelerating the phase-out of fossil fuels.
- Emissions Gap Report 2020: Where we are & where we should be to avoid catastrophe - December 16, 2020
- California’s 2018 wildfires cost the US economy $148.5 billion - December 16, 2020
- California 550 MW virtual power plant would be the biggest yet - December 16, 2020