Take Action

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High tide approaches on the Fraser River Delta, marked by the marsh grass at the riverbank. This is where I took action: basking in the sunlight, looking out the glass doors of my tiny floating home, practising gratitude to counteract the shocking realities of weather / war.

 

Direct Action

Global co-operation

Dr. Rosalie Bertell advises working cooperatively, in coalitions, with the United Nations, to develop public oversight of the military as a start to phasing it out . She details the Earth Charter, the Earth Council, the World Court Project that outlawed nuclear weapons, and many other coalitions and success stories of grassroots activists engaging our world government.

Applying this advice, a see a practical next step: a global coalition
* to apply to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
to reassert their 1997 decision that threat or use of nuclear weapons is UNLAWFUL;
* to petition the UN General Assembly to:

  • reassert the 1976 ENMOD treaty against weather modification for military purposes;
  • evaluate geomagnetic weapons.

  • include all military impacts on climate and global crisis in UN IPCC Reports;
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    If you find the potential of this work compelling, contact me (Hilda) at climate.action@pm.me.

    Independent Action

    * Every Member of Parliament needs to hear from her or his constituents. The climate impact—and the moral impact—of Canada’s criminal wars is our collective responsibility. Snail-mail to any MP (bypass email logjam) is postage-free.

    * UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres can be contacted through: https://www.facebook.com/sgantonioun/; Twitter: @antonioguterres.

    The countries who signed on to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) met in Madrid recently to further the goals of the Kyoto Accord and the Paris Agreement. https://unfccc.int/about-us/about-the-secretariat. They need to hear from us!

    * UN IPCC scientists look for public input; they invite us to engage with them: https://www.ipcc.ch/about/. BC co-authors of the IPCC Reports include Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld, SFU Department of Geography, and Dr. Andrew Weaver, BC Green Party leader.

    Local co-operation

    If you take independent action, I’d be happy to share it with others on my website. We could work together on specific campaigns, share information, consider possible actions. [Such as: direct outreach to the brilliant women Heads of State who spoke at the September 23 summit, and the women administering related UN agencies: https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/09/1046712. Rosalie points out that we need a feminist perspective.]

    As young activists and adults take to the streets, the many military causes of climate change, beyond CO2, can be a focus for direct action: a cooperative, collective petition to our world government to outlaw every form of warfare.