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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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.