On Climate Change – message to The Elders

An attempt to attract the World Elders to face basic flaws in concern for Climate Change without tackling the underlying structures of human conceit and our disregard of the fundamental aspects of this planet’s life. If anyone feels able to rub the point in or present it more cogently and competently please act promptly while Mary  Robinson’s strong words in today’s news broadcasts remain in mind. Peter

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From: Peter Challen <peterchallen@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 at 14:14
Subject: Re: 1.5ºC/IPCC: Urgent changes needed to reach target
To: World Elders <connect@theelders.org>

FAO Mary Robinson

Thank you for stark warnings about the Mantra ‘1.5 to stay alive’. It is a profound worry that for all the anxiety and analysis around climate change, few tackle the underlying issue.

That of the failure to face that a Public Oder that doesn’t tackle the exploitation embedded in our conditioning over centuries by a failure to tackle three foundational fault lines  ……………,
1. rampant usury,
2. the the theft of the commons in a ‘rentier culture’,   and
3. The arrogant and hubristic use of ‘power-over’ others as created by Institutionalised hierarchies.
I speak for a small collaborative [‘power-with’] initiative in the UK that has dared to model an emergent ‘People’s Social-Political-Economy of Trusteeship in the Co-evolution of Planet Earth’.     Please visit the emergent website http://www.icuk.life  and comment.
Peter Challen
Rev. Canon Peter Challen
Moderator:  Independent Constitutionalists UK
On Mon, 8 Oct 2018 at 13:48, Ricardo Lagos, The Elders <connect@theelders.org> wrote:

The Elders react to IPCC 1.5 degrees report

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Dear Friends,

Our world faces a complex and sometimes bewildering array of interconnected political and social challenges. The activities of The Elders over the past month gives a brief snapshot: we have engaged on health reform in India, climate change in California, and conflicts, human rights protection and global governance at the UN General Assembly in New York.

We also still keenly feel the loss of our late Chair, Kofi Annan, whose remarkable life was honoured with a state funeral in Ghana, and memorial events at the UN in New York and Geneva where several Elders attended. In all our activities in September, and in all we will undertake in the coming months, Kofi remains a constant source of inspiration as we work to support peace, justice and human rights.

Kofi called climate change “the great existential threat of our time”, and the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released today shows starkly how much more we all need to do to reach the target of keeping global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.

I have recently returned from California, a part of the world already feeling the impact of climate change, most recently demonstrated in their most destructive and expensive wildfire season on record.

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