On September 8th, people in more than 80 countries will take part in over 630 actions under the banner of Rise for Climate to demonstrate the urgency of the climate crisis by emphasising the increasing impacts being experienced by frontline communities while simultaneously showcasing innovative community-led solutions to keep fossil fuels in the ground. There will be hundreds of events showcasing 100% renewable energy champions, communities standing up to fossil fuel extraction, and people challenging the decision-makers attending the Global Climate Summit in California on September 12 to deliver more ambitious commitments and accelerate their climate action.
The extreme weather we have experienced this year and the recent research on ‘hothouse earth’ shows that rapidly cutting carbon emissions by 2020 and limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C degrees gives us the best chance of mitigating the worst impacts of global warming and never finding out how greater temperature rise could cause a series of vital earth systems to break down. We expect the upcoming IPCC report, due to be published and signed off by governments in October, to encourage a rapid escalation of decarbonisation efforts in sync with the demands of the communities planning to Rise for Climate this weekend.
Events in Colorado and New Mexico or visit 350.org for a location near you.
Colorado: Rise for Climate: Crafting your Personal and Community Action Plans in Response to Climate Change: Saturday Sept. 8, 9am, First Universalist Church. 4101 E Hampden Ave Denver, CO 80222; Colorado Democratic Party Declares a Climate Emergency
Saturday Sept. 8, 9am, Democratic Party Office. 8484 S. Valley Hwy Englewood CO 80112; and Climate, Jobs and Justice Summit
Saturday Sept. 8, 10am, Manual High School Auditorium. 1700 E 28th Ave. Denver CO 80205.
New México: Rise at the Rio for Climate, Water, Jobs and Justice – Albuquerque, Saturday Sept. 8, 9am, The Rio Grande at 4th St and Bridge Blvd. 1625 4th Street Southwest Albuquerque NM 87102; Northern New Mexico Rise Up for Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Saturday Sept. 8, 9am, Santa Fe Plaza. 100 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe NM 87503; National Drive Electric Week Santa Fe Celebration
Saturday Sept. 8, 10am, Santa Fe Place Mall. 4250 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe NM 87507; and Northern NMs Rise for Climate, Jobs, and a Just Transition, Saturday Sept. 22, 10am, Santa Fe, NM. 1120 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe NM 87501.
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