Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Children Strike Back

For those of us who need a little kick in the pants when it comes to doing something…anything…to mitigate our carbon footprint, I have culled YouTube for….

Messages from the Future Future Future Future

But I couldn’t find anything. So I settled for the next best thing – children.

What are the kiddies thinking these days when it comes to global warming, bleak future, hope through action, etc? Sit back, watch and listen…. If anything grabs you, please send it around to your contacts. Spread the message.

Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992
Way back in 1992, twelve year old Severn Suzuki did something remarkable. She asked to speak to the world delegates who had gathered at the Rio Summit on climate change, which would put in motion the Kyoto Protocol. Severn Suzuki, daughter of David Suzuki, was granted her wish. Check out what she told the summit fifteen years ago.

Bush Spoof on Global Warming
This rather hilarious spoof is based on a spoof by Will Ferrell.

Fast Train
This one packs a wallop.

"Tick" - NYC Global Warming Ad - Environmental Defense
Another 11th hour warning.

Angry Kid
Oddly, this Greenpeace advertisement smacks of Bush’s ‘you’re either with us or you’re against us’ swagger. This kid is definitely angry. Angry enough to hunt you down and kill you if you don’t do something now about global warming (of course if you read my blog and follow its advice religiously you’ll have enough ammo to talk this angry person down). If you need a good threat to get you motivated, I suppose ad this is for you. Yikes.

Angry Kid and Adult Comeback
For those who like a little hope in their pill.

Children's Clean Air Network radio PSAs
Kids say stop idling your car!

In the News

Gore: Nobel Prize win shows climate change a 'planetary emergency'
Yeah! Canadian Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an Iqaluit-based environmental activist, was also nominated. Watt-Cloutier has worked to bring attention the consequences of climate change on northern communities.

Lack of progress on environment
Check out this editorial from the Toronto Star. It’s not just Harper who needs to take meaningful action on the environment, it’s everyone.

Harper's agenda lacks bold vision
So if Harper won’t take meaningful action on the environment, who will?

Can Environmentalists Live Up to Their Own Standards?
How much do we walk the talk?

In China, a Lake’s Champion Imperils Himself
Part of a series in the New York Times: Choking on Growth, A series of articles and multimedia examining the human toll, global impact and political challenge of China’s epic pollution crisis.

In India, a $2,500 Pace Car
Meanwhile, in India….

Climate Change Art
What do you get when you mix an artist with an eco-warrior?

Other News

BBC – The Greenroom

Ecoshock Radio

Green Bloggers

Grist Magazine


My Green Element

New York Times – Environment

Tree Hugger

Zerofootprint Blog

No comments: