This week was chock full of virtual Climate Week events and meetings of the United Nations General Assembly. Major news events, however, took center stage. The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, just weeks before the General Election and the non-indictment of the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor in her sleep dominated our attention.
In case you were as distracted as we were, here are 3 important takeaways from Climate Week:
1 According to new research, "More Americans think climate change poses a long-term threat to society than COVID-19 – 55% versus 44% respectively."
2 China's president, Xi Jinping, made a surprise announcement at the UN General Assembly that China will be carbon neutral by 2060.
3 California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the phase-out of internal combustion engines by 2035.
This decade is our only chance to turn back the clocks on climate change. The UN's "ACT NOW" campaign and app focuses on 10 ways individuals can take action. Action is our best tool for coping with climate grief. Have a look and download the app. The UN also has new SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) filters and effects to apply Instagram in celebration of the 75th meeting of the General Assembly. Check it out!
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