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Tamara Lorincz With nuclear risks on rise, Canadians must fight for disarmament PDF Print E-mail
Peace News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 09 August 2019 16:02
By Tamara  Lorincz
August 8, 2019
 
A U.S. Ohio-class nuclear-armed submarine can carry enough nuclear warheads to wipe 24 cities off the map.
A U.S. Ohio-class nuclear-armed submarine can carry enough nuclear warheads to wipe 24 cities off the map. - 123RF Stock Photo
TAMARA LORINCZ
 
Cities across Canada held commemorations this week to mark the 74th anniversary of the tragic atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Lantern ceremonies, peace walks and vigils for nuclear disarmament were held in Victoria, Nanaimo, Salt Spring, Castlegar, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto and Montreal.
 
There are 108 Canadian cities that are part of Mayors for Peace, an international movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons. The mayor of Hiroshima started Mayors for Peace in 1982 and today there are 7,785 member cities worldwide.
 
Montreal is an executive member of Mayors for Peace and a twin city of Hiroshima. In 1998, Hiroshima gave Montreal a peace bell, which has been placed in the city’s beautiful botanical gardens and is rung every year in a ceremony on Aug. 5.
 
Cities do not want to be targets of a nuclear weapons attack. When the Japanese cities were bombed in 1945 by the United States, they were reduced to rubble and over 200,000 people were killed. The nuclear weapons that exist today are 3,000 times more powerful and can be launched within minutes.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:20
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A Message for Prime Minister Trudeau on his visit to Victoria on July 18, 2019 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 17:13
 
 
Remember, in 2013, Canada agreed to Sustainable Development Goal 13- “Climate change presents the single biggest threat to development, and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable. Urgent action to combat climate change is needed
 
Remember in 2015. at COP 21, Ban Ki Moon, in Paris, urged states to negotiate with a global vision
Implementing SDG13 and achieving A global vision for Canada would be:
 
(i) Fulfilling article 2, The ultimate objective of this Convention and any related legal instruments that the Conference of the Parties may adopt is to achieve, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system
(ii) Being determined to protect the rights of future generations, and to invoking the precautionary principle
(iii) Supporting the principle of common and differentiated responsibility, compensating for historical emissions, and instituting a fair and just transition for workers and communities affected negatively by the new vision
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A Message for Prime Minister Trudeau on his visit to Victoria on July 18, 2019 PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 16:53

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RECALLING THAT in 1988 in the Climate Change Conference in Toronto,the paricipants concluded: Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequence could be second only to a global nuclear war.  the Earth’s atmosphere is  changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from depositions of hazardous, toxic and atomic wastes  and from wasteful fossil fuel use  ... These changes represent a major threat to international security and are already having harmful consequences over many parts of the globe.... it is imperative to act now.  Climate Change in the Conference statement, Changing Atmosphere Conference in 1988 In the Conference statement for Changing Atmosphere Conference in 1988  they called for the global community, to Reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 20% of 1988 levels by the year 2005 as an initial global goal. Clearly the industrialized nations have a responsibility to lead the way both through their national energy policies and their bilateral multilateral assistance arrangement.

 

NOTING THAT, in 2013, Canada agreed to Sustainable Development Goal 13- “Climate change presents the single biggest threat to development, and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable. Urgent action to combat climate change is needed

 

APPRECIATING THAT in 2015. at COP 21, Ban Ki Moon, in Paris, urged states to negotiate with a global vision

BEING ALARMED THAT In 2019, the IPCC have warned that there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen therisks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

WELCOMING in August 4 2018 Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ statement:  We are facing a grave climate emergency. We need urgently to accelerate with Climate Action for the transformation the world needs. This is the battle of our lives. It is a battle we can win. It is a battle we must win.

 

Implementing SDG13 addressing the emergency,  and achieving A global vision for Canada would be:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2019 19:09
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A Message for Prime Minister Trudeau on his visit to Victoria on July 18, 2019 PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 19 July 2019 04:36

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Remember in 1988 in the Climate Change Conference in Toronto,the paricipants concluded: Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequence could be second only to a global nuclear war.  the Earth’s atmosphere is  changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from depositions of hazardous, toxic and atomic wastes  and from wasteful fossil fuel use  ... These changes represent a major threat to international security and are already having harmful consequences over many parts of the globe.... it is imperative to act now.  Climate Change in the Conference statement, Changing Atmosphere Conference in 1988.

 

Remember, in 2013, Canada agreed to Sustainable Development Goal 13- “Climate change presents the single biggest threat to development, and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable. Urgent action to combat climate change is needed

 

Remember in 2015. at COP 21, Ban Ki Moon, in Paris, urged states to negotiate with a global vision

Implementing SDG13 and achieving A global vision for Canada would be:

 

(i) Fulfilling article 2, The ultimate objective of this Convention and any related legal instruments that the Conference of the Parties may adopt is to achieve, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system

(ii) Being determined to protect  the rights of future generations, and to invoking the precautionary principle, (Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage from climate change, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing such measures to prevent the threat)

 
 

(iii) Supporting the principle of common and differentiated responsibility, compensating for historical emissions, and instituting a fair and just transition for workers and communities affected negatively by the new vision

(iv) Ending subsidies for fossil fuel, and the investment in fossil fuels through the Canada pension fund

(v) Closing down the tar sands, not rationalizing the continuation  of the tar sands to fund renewable energy

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 July 2019 13:29
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A Message for Prime Minister Trudeau on his visit to Victoria on July 18, 2019 PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:48
 
Remember, in 2013, Canada agreed to Sustainable Development Goal 13- “Climate change presents the single biggest threat to development, and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable. Urgent action to combat climate change is needed
Remember in 2015. at COP 21, Ban Ki Moon, in Paris, urged states to negotiate with a global vision 
Implementing SDG13 and achieving A global vision for Canada would be:
 
 
 
Implementing SDG13 and achieving A global vision for Canada would be:
 
(i) Fulfilling article 2, The ultimate objective of this Convention and any related legal instruments that the Conference of the Parties may adopt is to achieve, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
 
(ii) Ending subsidies for fossil fuel, and the investment  in fossil fuels through the Canada pension plan
 
(iii) Closing down the tar sands, not rationalizing the continuation  of the tar sands to fund renewable energy
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2019 09:37
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