“Now that Biden is in power, that promise of co-governance with progressives and young people has disappeared,” Varshini Prakash, executive director of Sunrise Movement, said in a statement before the protest. “He’s spent more of his time meeting with a Republican Party who to this day contests he is the democratically elected President.”
Nye testifies to the House Homeland security committee at Congress about climate change on June 8, 2021
Bill Nye Excerpt of his testimony: "Climate change is frightening. The effects and changes are so big and coming so fast that many of us are in denial about the consequences. I’ve come to believe that climate change contrarians especially are just scared. So am I. You’ve probably read recent reports concerning decreasing birth rates worldwide. Ask around. Women and men everywhere are thinking twice about bringing kids into a world that’s on fire. It’s time to take action now."
Researchers from The University of Queensland's School of Earth and Environmental Science and the Mater Research Institute reviewed 12 studies, finding extreme ambient temperature exposures throughout pregnancy appeared to increase risk of stillbirth, particularly late in pregnancy.
Vogue Mag writer Nell Frizzell: "Is having a child an act of environmental vandalism or an investment in the future? Is it possible to live an ecologically responsible life while adding yet another person to our overstretched planet?"
"It's not nice to have climate action, it's our fundamental right that the government protects us from the climate crisis." ... Crucially, the governments are starting to lose, Neubauer's victory came just months after a court in Paris ruled that France was legally responsible for its failure to meet emission cutting targets. ... Climate lawsuits are becoming an increasingly popular and powerful tool for climate change activists. A January report released by the United Nations Environment Programme found that the number of climate litigation cases filed around the world nearly doubled between 2017 and 2020.
Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the EU commission, said that if social policy and climate policy are not combined, to share fairly the costs and benefits of creating a low-carbon economy, the world will face a backlash from people who fear losing jobs or income, stoked by populist politicians and fossil fuel interests.
He said: “It’s not just an urgent matter – it’s a difficult matter. We have to transform our economy. There are huge benefits, but it’s a huge challenge. The biggest threat is the social one. If we don’t fix this, our children will be waging wars over water and food. There is no doubt in my mind.”