– 9 Aerial Shots Of Canada’s Climate Marches That Are Absolutely Breathtaking (PHOTOS)
Lisa Belmonte on narcity.com/ Sep 28, 2019
– ‘Let’s hope everyone hears us’: Students take climate strikes to the streets of N.S.
Emma Davie · CBC News, Sep 27, 2019
‘Would be nice to see the Premier and Government Ministers join the event on Sep. 27, and for them to encourage civil servants to do the same
The Big Day is Friday, Sep 27, 2019, but there are many other related events on other days.
– Valley Bus to Global Climate Strike in Halifax (Facebook Link)
Sep 27, 2019
– Cobequid Climate Summit (Facebook Link)
Saturday at 1 PM – 4 PM
NSCC Truro Campus
36 Arthur Street, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1X5
Tatamagouche Community Water Walk(Facebook Link) Sep 21, 2019
Hannah Martin is organizing the first Water Walk to take place in Taqamiju’jk (Tatamagouche)! 🌊🐟💧 Come walk together in ceremony for the protection of our sacred water, in resistance of irresponsible resource extraction and to raise awareness of the proposed gold mine in Warwick Mountain!
– Our Fragile Earth Musical Experiences & Gathering (Facebook Link)
Wolfville Farmers Market 3:30 PM – 11 PM
– Bakesale in Support of the Alton gas Resistance (Facebook Link)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM Lobby of McCain Building, Dalhousie University
I will post other NS events as I become aware of them.
‘Would be nice to see Premier McNeil, Government Ministers and others join the event on Sep. 27, and encourage civil servants to do the same.
We owe it to our youth, if not ourselves.
Some Related News & Links
– SDM, Concordia, Dawson [Montreal] cancelling classes for Sept. 27 climate protest
CBC News · Posted: Sep 17, 2019
– Toronto District School Board helps students walking out for climate change
Miriam Katawazi , CTV News Toronto, September 18, 2019
– Face the Future
Zack Metcalfe in Halifax Magazine. “Greta Thunberg inspires youth to confront the “organized stupidity and stubbornness of climate-science deniers”
– Global Climate Strike → Sep. 20–27
View this site to get a sense of what is going on globally. Interactive Map
Scientists to Join Teens in Global Climate Strike
EMMA YASINSKI Sep 19, 2019 in The Scientist. “All three researchers The Scientist interviewed agreed that it’s far past the time for scientists to stop worrying about being impartial when it comes to how science is interpreted and used to inform policy. “You have to be objective when you’re doing a scientific study,” says Read. “But that does not mean you can’t communicate what you think your science means and what should be done.” ”
Young people have led the climate strikes. Now we need adults to join us too
The Guardian ay 23, 2019 Thunberg and her fellow activists published a call to action in The Guardian in May, asking adults to participate. Holding off climate change “is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job,” the authors wrote.
– United Nations Climate Action Summit 23 September 2019 New York
Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019 to meet the climate challenge.
|I like to spend some time at this site at Nova Scotia’s Five Islands Provincial Park at least once a year. It is surely one of the most spectacular sites in Nova Scotia. It is also humbling.
The exposure records the Triassic/Jurassic boundary (whitish layer) of 201 million years ago. It coincides with the 4th Mass Extinction Event of 5 major extinction events that occurred after the the Cambrian Radiation. The Triassic/Jurassic extinctions were associated with environmental impacts of a massive lava flow, recorded in the dark basalts above the whitish layer.
A skin of today’s forest lies on top, the intervening softer rocks scraped off by successive glaciations. Below the whitish layer are red Jurassic rocks, “the sediments swept by rivers and winds in the rift valley”.
The 5th Mass Extinction Event – the one that wiped out dinosaurs and facilitated the rise of mammals and finally humans – was associated with an asteroid hitting the Earth 65 million years ago.
The 6th Mass Extinction Event is now underway purely at the hands of man; how we manage our forests (and our own lives) could help to reduce the damage to species and ecosystems, or to make it worse.
“Currently, human activities are causing carbon dioxide levels to change more rapidly than volcanoes, asteroids, or anything else in Earth’s 4.5 billion year history.” – Putting it in perspective: Climate change yesterday and today (evolution.berkeley.edu)