24 June 2017

RADICAL THINKING? A Clean & Healthy Environment = A Human Right

Trying to chill-out indoors and stay mellow here in Mesa, Arizona Maricopa County Arizona USA - smack dab in high excessive heat and more than 28 HPAs [high ozone pollution alerts] when Summer just officially started - my ears perked up hearing this real news report.
What report?
From Paris, France where you might remember that French Revolution of 1776 if you learned anything in history class...
It changed the European and Western worlds
An unlikely cast of characters including ex-Mr. Olympia body-builder/movie star Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger [former governator of California], former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg and Master-Minder of The Bloomberg Worldwide News/Financial Empire and 30-something newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron promised on Saturday to play an active role in a campaign aimed at securing a global pact to protect the human right to a clean and healthy environment.
This report from Reuters spells it all out
France's Macron to back push for global environment rights pact
Macron promised on Saturday to play an active role in a campaign aimed at securing a global pact to protect the human right to a clean and healthy environment.
He made the pledge at a meeting at Sorbonne University where politicians, legal experts and activists presented him with draft proposals for such a pact.
Macron has been pushing to maintain momentum generated by a global agreement to combat climate change reached in Paris in 2015, after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out, drawing condemnation from other leaders.
"On the basis of this draft proposal, I pledge to act ...so that the work initiated continues, so that we reach a text, convince our partners, place these efforts under the aegis of the U.N ... and from September have the basis of a world environment pact," Macron told his audience.
The pact should eventually be put to the United Nations for adoption and impose legally-binding obligations on signatory states, its drafters - comprising legal experts from several countries - have said.
Attendees at the Sorbonne included former California governor turned green activist Arnold Schwarzenegger and former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. It was chaired by former prime minister Laurent Fabius, who chaired the 2015 conference on climate change.
London's The Independent UK reported this
"Trump's climate change denial is 'embarrassing', says Mike Bloomberg"
Link > http://www.independent.co.uk
In the latest video - viewed nearly 1.5 million times - Mr Schwarzenegger said that he and Mr Macron had been “talking about environmental issues and a green future” together. . . To repeat again


Mr Macron has also promised to play an active role in a campaign aimed at securing a global pact to protect the human right to a clean and healthy environment
And actor-activist Leonard DeCaprio has been saying this for years
 

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