When it comes to Climate Change, why do we do so little when we know so much?
Disruption lays bare the science, the shattered political process, the industry special interests and the civic paralysis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and scientists say that we are the last generation that can do something about it.
The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the People’s Climate March, which was the largest climate rally in the history of the planet. As scientists now warn that our time to act is quickly running out we face the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and rolling back of regulation of the fossil fuel industry. What do we do? VOTE! The best thing we can do for the planet right now, is change leadership at the highest levels of our government and continue to act at the state level. We need leaders who care about our future!
Climate Change Action Plan: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)
In June of 2019 New York State signed into law the most ambitious climate law in the country. This law mandates reductions of economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of 40% by 2030 and 85% by 2050. The law further mandates 70% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% carbon free electricity by 2040.
The law designates 35% of clean energy program resources to benefit disadvantaged and Environmental Justice communities.
The 22-member NY Climate Action Council has been formed to prepare a Scoping Plan to achieve the Stat’s bold clean energy and climate agenda.
For more info:
Unpacking New York’s Big New Climate Bill: A Primer by NRDC
Bill McKibben on Climate Change
Bill McKibben is an author of more than a dozen books, including “The End of Nature”, “Deep Economy” and co-founded the 350.org campaign to mobilize action on climate change.
‘This Scares Me,’ Says Bill McKibben as Arctic Hits 100.4°F—Hottest Temperature on Record, Monday, June 22, 2020 by
“The most important thing an individual can do, is be a little less of an individual” A Conversation with Bill McKibben, May 15, 2020