October: world climate news

Here are five significant developments in environmental news over the past month, as tracked by Sustainable Gabriolan Deb Ferens and presented at October’s SG meeting.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Avaaz has partnered with some of the best international lawyers to file a powerful submission on climate change with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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Good news on climate!

Sustainable Gabriolan Deb Ferens tracks worldwide climate news. At September’s SG meeting, she presented a heartening list of SIX recent good-news climate stories. The group thought it would be a good idea to post these for the community’s linking and reading pleasure.

Youth environmentalists bring Montana climate case to trial after 12 years, seeking to set precedent

It’s the first trial of its kind in the US, and legal scholars around the world are following its potential addition to the small number of rulings that have established a government duty to protect people from climate change. nbcnews.com/science/environment/youth-environmentalists-bring-montana-climate-case-trial-12-years-seek-rcna88927

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Climate 12-12-12 wraps, rolls into action

Gabriola Sounder, 20 Sep. 2023 — The Climate 12-12-12 project held its final event at Agi Hall on August 24th. The event was a wrap of the previous year, where we focused on a specific climate change topic each month. The project brought us together and directed the community’s collective wisdom and experience to address 12 wicked problems of climate change.

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SG featured on Life on Gabriola TV

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Newly hatched local news outlet Life on Gabriola TV took an interest in Sustainable Gabriola in September. LoG TV lead journalist Theresa O’Leary interviewed longtime Sustainable Gabriola participant Steven Earle, who tells about SG’s structure, activities, and initiatives past and present. The interview runs about 27 minutes.

For more programming, check out Life on Gabriola TV’s community media portal, their YouTube channel, and their Facebook page.

CBC features Climate 12-12-12

CBC Radio’s climate-change show and podcast What On Earth talked to Sustainable Gabriolan Fay Weller about SG’s beginnings, and the Gabriola Climate 12-12-12 initiative in particular.

Episode 429, The power of hope in a climate changed world, aired on August 11, 2023. It can be streamed anytime from this page. The whole episode is worth a listen, but host Laura Lynch interviews Fay starting at about the 24:30 mark.