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CLIMATE EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING
Wednesday 29 May 2019 - 07:00pm - Wednesday 29 May 2019 

WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

ITS NAME IS CLIMATE CHANGE.
~ RISING SEAS ~ MORE FLOODING ~ STORM SURGES ~ ENDLESS RAIN ~ CRAZY WEATHER ~ MORE ICE STORMS ~ DISAPPEARING BEES & BATS ~ TICKS & LYME DISEASE ~ MORE HEAT ~ STREAMS DRYING-UP ~
  • If you are suffering Eco-Despair, Eco-Anxiety, Eco-Grief, Eco-Guilt, Eco-Loss...
  • OR If you might work with neighbours to kick government’s butt into action...
  • OR  if you just plain want more information about climate science....
Come talk about it with us!
Research shows that "talking about it" helps in many ways. Try it?


BACKGROUND:
Climate Breakdown is the MOST serious issue of our time. The Banks of England. France and Canada and insurance companies recognize the urgency of combating the current trend. They are asking for government action to protect the economy and people’s property.

Meanwhile, our provincial and federal governments are doing business as usual: letting the corporations get away with stealing our children’s futures.

The world’s climate scientists agree with what traditional Indigenous teachers and old-'stimer farmers, gardeners, outdoors people, woodsmen, and others know. The climate is changing in really harmful ways for all life on this planet.

Six weeks ago, top Canadian scientists announced Canada is warming twice as fast as most parts of our planet. Unless governments take strong action NOW, by 2100 our country will be 6C hotter all year. Scientists predict a 5C uptick in average heat will lead to mass crop failures, scorched land, and natural life extinctions.

Our New Brunswick southern coast has the fastest warming ocean water on the planet. Lobsters and tunas are loving this, but for how long? The ocean is also losing oxygen as it heats. Pretty much all other sea life is suffering: corals, king crab, plankton, whales. Cold water fish like mackerel and herring, keystone species in the marine ecosystem, are already impacted.

But not only fish are being affected. Humans, four-legged animals, plants, crops, birds, berries, insects, and trees (especially spruces) are also being hit.

All this is ALARMING ~ DEPRESSING ~ SCARY ~ REALLY SAD. It’s the sort of thing that makes us all want to hide away and try to forget. Try to distract ourselves with anything else we can.

But it is not ALL doom and gloom, honest! Although the Irving-owned media does not cover this news, very many people and groups are getting involved and even some of the major fossil fuel companies are starting to pay attention. Lots of exciting action is taking place at the grassroots level around the world, especially in Europe, North America and Australia. Check out these two videos:

If you find this whole subject too depressing, and you feel lost and powerless, you have very excellent reasons for feeling overwhelmed!

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At this meeting on May 29th, we will try to answer science questions, BUT our emphasis will be on organizing to get all levels of government to take the Big Steps needed NOW. We have pooled ideas from what others are doing to push government and corporations into behaving responsibly, and added in some of our own ideas from our WIN at stopping the Frackers in 2013. We can make a difference working together. Here in Kent County, we already know that. We can win what seems unwinnable. Yes!

Governments are slowing starting to wake up and realize it is ACTUALLY THEIR JOB to *DO* SOMETHING about the Climate Catastrophe they let grow under their watches. That's where we come in. We need to bring together the heat for this fire, and then hold their feet right to it!

You are invited to join us for a meal at 6 PM. All welcome. Bring something to share if you like. We’ll have some casseroles including one vegan. Thanks to the Greenwood Lodge for space! The meeting will be able to accommodate French and English speakers. Hosted by the Kent County NB Chapter, Council of Canadians part of the Green New Deal for Canada campaign. For more information, send a reply email to this message OR call Ann at 785-2998 or Denise at 523-9467.

PLEASE LET FRIENDS, FAMILY & NEIGHBOURS KNOW ABOUT THIS TOWN HALL MEETING. 
Share our notice! Thanks, Merci, Wela'liek.
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Location 
Greenwood Lodge Community Center
3579 Route 510
Fords Mills
NB

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