Aside from famous figures being more concerned about the planet like Queen’s Guitarist Wanting A Concert To Battle Climate Change and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Selling 126 Guitars to Raise P1 Billion for Climate Change, hundreds of local governments have already declared a climate emergency, according to the advocacy group The Climate Mobilization.
Following the footsteps of Canada, Ireland, and the UK, who passed climate emergencies through their respective legislatures, a total of sixteen countries which also include cities like New York City joining in to support this, Extinction Rebellion, an activist group mentioned that this declaration is crucial to address this crisis, according to The Guardian.
“Declaring climate change a national emergency will help us focus and enact sweeping reforms across government to help everyday people cope with the transition that’s going to be required,” Ocasio-Cortez, American politician and activist who serves as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, said in a call with reporters.
“There is no single more important issue than addressing climate change for our municipality, nation, and the planet, period,” Melanie Bagby, Mayor of Cloverdale, California, said in a press release. “This is a global emergency.”
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