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The Globel September 20 Planned Climate Strike
Jul 10th, 2019 at 4:18pm
 
Strike for climate movement encouraging workers to down tools and demand emergency action

ABC News
July 9 2019


The hundreds of thousands of students who have staged strikes around the world in support of action on climate change say it is now the adults' turn.
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    A global climate strike is planned for September 20
    Many large multinationals say they support their workers taking the day off to participate
    Some Australian companies said they would allow their staff to take a day of leave to attend

The strike for climate movement is encouraging workers around the world to down tools on Friday, September 20 and spend the day demanding emergency action to tackle the climate crisis.

Several global corporations have told media they support their workers taking time off. Clothing company Patagonia went as far as to promise to bail out employees arrested for non-violent environmental activism.

In Australia there is no shortage of major employers that say they are serious about addressing climate change and reducing emissions.

When contacted to ask if they would allow workers to take the day off to send a message to policy makers, there was silence from many — including the nation's biggest miners.

One of the biggest emitters in the country, Woodside, declined to comment.

ANZ advised that if any of its 45,000 staff wanted to take the day off, they should talk to their line manager and take some sort of approved leave.

Energy Australia and National Australia Bank both confirmed they recognise climate change as a significant challenge for the economy and society, and both give their employees two days of annual "volunteer leave" which they can use to waive placards demanding greater restriction of emissions if they wish.
World heading towards 'complete social chaos'

Former fossil fuel executive turned climate activist Ian Dunlop has cast doubt on how serious Australian businesses are in backing up their public statements on climate change with real action.

Banks lift exposure to fossil fuels
Australia's major banks have been getting back into fossil fuels over the past year, casting doubt on their seriousness in tackling climate change through their investments.

Mr Dunlop has co-authored several policy documents on the threat to society and human existence climate change poses.

"The reality is, if you look at the agreements that were made in Paris, if we just implement them, we will end up with the world which has temperature increases of 3.5 Celsius," he said.

"That, in the eyes of some of the major national security organisations around the world, is a world which is complete social chaos."

He believes the lack of adequate government policy means business will have to take on a greater role.

"We're already seeing the investment groups, particularly the superannuation funds with long-term horizons, are recognising that this is a threat which is going to be far greater than the global financial crisis in 2008," he said.

Australian bosses have started caring about climate change
Australian company directors nominate climate change as the number one issue they want the government to address in the long-term, in a survey of more than 1,200 business leaders.

Industry Super Australia said it would allow its employees to attend a day of action.

"We support our workforce to stand up for their values, and would work with any employee who wished to participate to make that possible," the group said in a statement.

Mr Dunlop pointed to the pressure that the super funds were now placing on emitters and fossil fuel firms to reduce emissions.

"In addition you have the regulators — ASIC, the RBA, APRA — all now following the lead of the Bank of England, Mark Carney and the financial security board with his task force on risk exposure," he said.

"All of the pressure is coming on and saying we have a risk here, it is not just a figment of somebody's imagination and this is happening, it will not go away."

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Reply #1 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 4:44pm
 
Personally I want the climate to keep changing. And I don't see any technological advancement that would make stopping it achievable.

Wouldn't it be wonderful a Goldilocks climate. Not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too dry.  Nah - That would be boring.

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Reply #2 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 3:44pm
 
That's just lee being stupid again
He knows that they are referring to human induced climate change but he just likes being petty and pathetic
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Reply #3 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 4:35pm
 
The_Barnacle wrote on Jul 11th, 2019 at 3:44pm:
He knows that they are referring to human induced climate change but he just likes being petty and pathetic


Are they? You can read minds apart from your other "accomplishments"? Grin Grin Grin Grin

So tell me petal what is the optimum CO2 level? What is the Goldilocks temperature? Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #4 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 9:11pm
 
"The scientists aren't measuring the temperature properly so you can't prove that the Earth is warming and even if it is warming it's just part of natural variation but even if it isn't it's actually good and I'm glad it's happening besides you can't stop it even if you want to also CO2 is plant food."
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Reply #5 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 9:31pm
 
You seem confused. Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #6 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 10:19am
 
The Rothschild's United Nations will create a carbon derivatives market on the stock exchange to tax us all on the free air we breathe.

School kids, workers, pensioners etc you never know they may wake up the dead to help them.

Once this has been achieved CO2 will no longer be a demon but a brethren, where things like your super and other shares will be invested.

By that time no one will want to see this market crash, probably not even me.........  Cry Shocked Cheesy
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1. There has never been a more serious assault on our standard of living than Anthropogenic Global Warming..Ajax
2. “Scratch the average homosexual and you will find a paedophile" Kevin Bishop
 
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