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|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 18:20:46 -0700 (PDT)|
Perhaps you've read about #fastfortheclimate. Have you reflected on participating? The description below is from the English website: http://fastfortheclimate.org/en/. Here's the link to a Canadian initiative: http://www.climatefast.ca/. And here's the link to Fast for the Earth, started in South Dakota in 2012: http://www.fastfortheearth.com/. I have reflected on participating, and concluded that I am willing - enthusiastically wiling - to fast on the first day of every month, so I have signed up. It would be great to do this with other MUUSJA environmental activists. (Perhaps, if the agenda isn't totally cast in cement, we can discuss it at tomorrow's meeting.) Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com When Typhoon Hai-yan had just devastated the Philippines in November last year, climate commissioner Yeb Saño was at the UN climate talks in Warsaw. His own family was caught up in the disaster that killed thousands and destroyed homes and livelihoods across the country. In a moving speech he said he would not eat until countries at the Warsaw conference delivered actions that would ‘stop the madness’ of the climate crisis. Hundreds of others from around the world chose to fast with him in solidarity. Despite this, the Warsaw meeting saw countries, like Japan, actually winding back their climate commitments, seemingly in denial that all countries will need to commit and contribute to the comprehensive, global climate action plan which is due in Paris in 2015. The Fast For The Climate has grown into global movement with participation of youth groups, environmental groups and faith-based groups, who all want urgent action on climate change by governments this year.
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