Blueprint for a Climate Emergency Movement: Saying Goodbye to Gradualism & Mobilizing for the Future We Need

Host/Sponsor: 
The Climate Mobilization
Room: 
1.63
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
Abstract: 
Business-as-usual politics have brought us President Trump and a fossil-fueled corporate takeover of our government. Meanwhile, scientists warn that accelerating global warming threatens both economic and ecological collapse within the lifetimes of many alive today. To restore a climate that supports organized human societies for the rest of the 21st century and beyond, it will now take an urgent and decisive break from status quo gradualism — nothing less than a rapid, WWII-scale economic mobilization to transition the United States to 100% clean energy and net zero emissions within a decade, build resilient communities, adapt to unavoidable disruptions, and begin the long process of withdrawing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Whatever we call this response to our unprecedented emergency — a Green New Deal, a Marshall Plan for the Earth — how can we build the critical mass of public will that makes a just post-carbon transition possible beyond the age of Trump? Some progressive politicians have begun calling for such a large-scale national effort (most notably Bernie Sanders), and the 2016 Democratic Party platform even included a reference to it. The organizations Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats now explicitly include it in their platform for 2018 congressional campaigns. Mass political resistance to Trump seems to present unprecedented possibilities. But it's up to all of us to harness and grow this energy into an independent social movement powerful enough to make a Climate Mobilization government possible by 2020. Panelists will discuss The Climate Mobilization, a growing national campaign to accelerate the U.S. climate movement toward the mobilization we all need.
Panel Track: 
The climate battle: resistance, adaptation, transformation
Reading List: 
http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/blueprint
Panel/Workshop Presentation Documents: 
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Ashik
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Siddique
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
The Climate Mobilization
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Co-founder and digital organizer with The Climate Mobilization.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Margaret
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Klein Salamon
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
The Climate Mobilization
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Director of The Climate Mobilization. Margaret is a clinical psychologist and author of the blog The Climate Psychologist — though she loved being a therapist, Margaret felt called to apply her psychological and anthropological knowledge to solving climate change.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Anya
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Grenier
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
The Climate Mobilization
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Head of Media at The Climate Mobilization. Anya was managing editor of the Yale Daily News, and prior to joining the Climate Mobilization she managed outreach and communications for the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association in Sitka, Alaska.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Gregory
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Schwedock
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
The Climate Mobilization
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Tech lead and organizer with The Climate Mobilization. Twitter: @shwaydogg
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Ashik
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Siddique
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
The Climate Mobilization
 

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