From YouTube, Nick Breeze ClimateGenn: Jason Box begins a 20 minute discussion going into very intimate detail about atmospheric rivers
and their effect and the dangers they pose, before going into a surprising lecture on Ghandi-esque theory of change - Stunning!
Jason Box, “What's needed is policy to phase out fossil fuels as quickly as possible. How to get policy makers to do that is by supporting movements. Gandhi showed, and it's been subsequently demonstrated, time and again, there are three key ingredients with which to change policy. You can’t ask nicely. You do so non-violently. That's important. That's what Gandhi showed. But those movements need to be sustained and mass participation. Sustained, Mass participation, non-violent - It's only with all three of those things can people and individuals can get (change). Sustained, that means not just marching on a Saturday afternoon. It actually means marching all the time and not just marching but the non-violent direct action that gets policy makers’ attention. This is kind of the process of taking action - you're using your agency as an individual - individuals can plug into movements - and there are many. And it's a trans-generational kind of movement. It requires participation not just from the young who are kind of usually the vanguard of these movements, but older persons have a very strong influence and the connection that produces can have a big effect when there is this all Hands-On deck movement to convince policy makers.”
To watch the full video, go here: Jason Box Interview
After 31 days of consecutive days above 110 degrees, Sunrise Movement struck back with a protest outside Rep. David Schweikert of AZ 1st Congressional District office, demanding climate justice now.
Today, @sunrisemvmtPHX and @SunriseTempe rallied outside of @RepDavid Schweikert’s office calling on him to support the bipartisan heat relief bill.— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) August 1, 2023
Arizona has endured 31 consecutive days of temps of 110 degrees or higher.
Lives are at stake. We need heat relief NOW. pic.twitter.com/oVV60qBTZ6
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“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
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