Cambridge For Climate Action
11/29/2015 1:00 pm
Event Hosted By Chris Forman
‹‹ I have devoted my scientific career to finding out how to make materials and our manufacturing sustainable. But such new technologies must couple in with sensible governance. From a scientific point of view things like biology, economics and groups of people are all governed by information flows and all these information flows must all be compatible with one another. Corporations, governments, media, people and technology must all work together to create a dynamic steady state that is sustainable. This is so much more than left wing vs right wing. This kind of balanced governance is what comes after that pointless debate that will never end. Notice that if there is global governance and it is fair then it will be the same everywhere, which means that *local interactions* are as important, if not more important, than global ones. We are more likely to change our behaviour for someone we know and care about. So I believe that the only way that the kind of global steady state I am talking about can be achieved is by local people talking and communicating about how we are going to do it and this starts right at home with families and loved ones. ››
The Global Climate March
The first person turned up twenty minutes before the start which is always a good sign. Some brave souls sat down on ground sheets on the wet, muddy ground and launched into their picnic. After about half an hour the crowd had grown appreciably and people kept on turning up! Then Rowena turned up with her choir and her ukele and led us all in a series of fun songs, which really brought the crowd together. It was a fun moment in which everybody realised that a great number of people in our city have got the climate message and want to see positive action, pretty much immediately. Don't tarry! Be Snappy! Do, do do do it now! A lot of people met each other for the first time. People came from as far afield as Norwich and Peterborough to take part. We took a group photo which is included above and a whole series of other images are on the flickr account here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157661689488531/page1 I think I speak for everyone who came, that they had a good time, and that people were really pleased that we were able to show how much support there is for taking action about climate change in Cambridge. We invited everyone to sign the Cambridge Climate Message as well: www.cambridgeclimatemessage.org.uk. All this shows that Cambridge is serious about supporting the delegates at the Paris summit and asking them to make a really serious effort to find an ambitious plan. Good luck! Cambridge is right behind you.
What will happen at the event?
This event is part of the Global Climate March. On November 30th, world leaders meet in Paris to start negotiating the next global climate deal. That’s why, the day before, people around the world will take to the streets and push leaders at every level of government to commit to 100% clean energy. Together, we can push the world towards a climate deal that gets us off dirty energy and unleashes clean energy for all. Let's make history -- RSVP on the right for this Global Climate March event!
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11/29/2015 1:00 pm
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