The Denman Island Climate Action Network (DICAN) closely followed the recent international climate change conference. In response to its lacklustre outcome, citizens the world over have redoubled their efforts to pressure governments to do more and to do it quickly.
“The Secretary-General of the UN has described the global climate crisis as a ‘Red Alert,’ and, certainly the recent BC wild fires and devastating floods have graphically proven his point,” said DICAN member, Theresa Clinton. “When people lament, ‘I am just one person -what can I do?’ I am reminded of the famous words of Margaret Mead:‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.’ ”
DICAN has joined the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Modelled on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the treaty would end all new fossil fuel exploration and production, phase-out existing fossil-fuel production and subsidies in line with the 1.5C global climate goal, and fast-track real solutions and a just transition for every worker, community and country.
DICAN is encouraging individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to endorse the call at fossilfueltreaty.org
For more information on DICAN, go to denmanislandclimateaction.ca