Karine Jean-Pierre is an admirable woman. She is gay and talented. She was speaking at an event about climate change during which an activist, Elise Joshi, had the courage to get up and interrupt. There are two very good things about the interruption. Firstly, Joshi had the courage to do it. She was clearly nervous but did a great job. Secondly, despite being interrupted Jean-Pierre respected Joshi and her first remark was, “First of all I appreciate your courage”, which brought a round of applause from the audience. It is this kind of behavior by two women at opposite ends of the debate which I find so admirable. For me, two fine women deserving our praise.
I just mustered up every ounce of courage to interrupt White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, and urge the Biden Administration to stop approving new coal, oil, and gas projects. The climate crisis is here now. POTUS, listen to Gen-Z, scientists, and frontline communitiesElise Joshi – Executive Director of Gen Z for Change
What’s it got to do with cats?
Everything. Global warming is an overarching crisis which affects all living creatures on the planet and the welfare of the planet itself. Everything pales into insignificance against it. Despite its impact being felt in 2023, it is not enough for apathetic humankind to get off their bum and truly do something about it big time.
Humans tend to need to see it, smell it, touch it, feel it and be hit in the face by it to do something about it! ‘It’ being climate change in this instance.
Politicians talk a lot about it but don’t walk the walk. Greta Thunberg walks the walk. Joshi does too. I love that.
China is the major culprit in this. They blatantly and wantonly almost completely ignore climate change as they build many new coal-fired power stations. Australia provides the coal! One year’s increase only in carbon dioxide emission by China equals the entirety of UK carbon dioxide emissions. China emitted 11.5 billion tons of CO2 in 2021. The UK’s contribution to CO2 emissions is 1% of the global total.
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