Detlef Schröder, former Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), claims that law enforcement needs a "holistic review of its approach" to the challenges posed by climate change. "When climate change is mentioned in European law enforcement circles, it is often in reference to the management of environmental protests or even workplace policies, but rarely law enforcement’s direct role in climate change mitigation and the reduction of climate crime."
Protesters had been instrumental at "crucial moments in pushing governments and business leaders to do much more, and global climate goals would already be out of reach without them," UN Secretary-General António Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told the German press. "Climate activists - led by the moral voice of young people - have continued to pursue their goals even in the darkest days. They need to be protected."
According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), we have about ten years to avoid the point of no return.
Greenhouse gas emissions have reached unprecedented levels. Between 15% and 51% are due to the consumption of meat and other animal products.
Ethical alternatives exist that can produce the same amount of meat with 96% less greenhouse gas emissions.
The technology to save the world exists!
The petition is for subventions of plant based meat alternatives, and to end subventioning animal products as "essential food"
After two years of relatively mild hurricane seasons, 2023 will see above-average hurricane activity, a University of Arizona-led hurricane forecasting team predicts. The forecasters expect the number of major hurricanes this year to be similar to 2017, which saw the extremely intense hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.