Stuart Scott — Update
Stuart recently spent about a week at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, undergoing tests and meeting with medical staff. It was determined that although the tumors are still there, they have not increased in size. This is positive news since is is usually a very aggressive form of cancer. The tumors may actually be dead, but he will need to return to the Mayo Clinic in 10 weeks for more imaging and tests to determine if so and how to proceed. In the meantime, he’s back home in Hawaii to focus on his health, personal situation, resume climate work (with more calm and less stress), and planning for COP26.
SW Youtube Channel
Our YouTube channel is being updated. We now have a new description for the channel, which was put together by several SW members, including Stuart.
We invite you to view and share videos from the Scientists’ Warning YouTube channel: http://www.scientistswarning.tv
Our latest video, Woodstock +50, was recorded in Madrid, Spain, during COP25, and features film director, Michael Wadleigh and our executive director, Stuart Scott.
In 1969, 50 years ago, film director Michael Wadleigh captured the music festival that defined an era in the documentary ‘Woodstock.’ The vision of the youth of that ‘baby boom’ era was best articulated by Joni Mitchell two images… “We’re caught in the Devil’s Bargain… and… we’ve got to get ourselves back to ‘the Garden’.”
In addition, another video from COP25 called Corporate Control and the Climate Meltdown, features Dr. Luiz Marques, professor and former banker, as well as Stuart Scott. Both Dr. Marques and Stuart Scott are members of the ISEE (International Society for Ecological Economics).
Dr. Luiz Marques, Professor of Environmental History at the State University of Campinas in São Paolo, Brazil shares an in-depth exploration and explanation of how our current ‘neoclassical’ economic system is responsible for the climate crisis and ecological deterioration, leading to a probable collapse of local ecosystems, and the general inability to grow food for human consumption.
Just in case you haven’t heard Greta Thunberg’s latest speech, here she is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, once again speaking truth to power.
Greta – Averting a Climate Apocalypse:
Dr. Alison Green, SW National Director for the UK, was recently interviewed for an article on education by the Guardian. Congratulations Alison!
AIM (Academic International Mobilisation)
AIM is taking forward some of the ideas that Alison developed for Transition Lab. It is launching in 2020, and exists independently. It seeks to mobilise academics globally, to foster collective action to address the climate and ecological emergency, and to motivate new thinking about what universities of the future need to do. First and foremost, they need to encourage planetary stewardship and living within planetary boundaries. This will mean a radical new curriculum, amongst other things.
Many universities globally have declared a climate emergency, yet few are taking radical and urgent action. Starting very soon, University College London (UCL) and Trinity College Dublin will be taking part in a pilot for AIM. Academics and students will seek to work with University senior management, to forge ‘The Great Transition.’ The link to the paper outlining the Global Peaceful Revolution is here https://www.academia.edu/41535151/Peaceful_Academic_Revolution_to_Help_Humanity_Resolve_our_Global_Crises
The one page synopsis from Alison Green is also available on the SW website: https://www.scientistswarning.org/academic-international-mobilisation-aim/
Please disseminate widely, particularly those of you who are academics and/or have academic colleagues.
SW UK – Local Action Participation
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