A Global Network of Animal Health Professionals Concerned About Climate Change and the Environment
Dear Climate Vets,
We hear a lot of big numbers being thrown around these days, but let’s just pause on that one for a moment.
Yesterday's release from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is stomach-churning ... if you're feeling strong go to https://www.reuters.com/article/un-environment-biodiversity/scientists-warn-a-million-species-at-risk-of-extinction-idUSL5N22H0W2 to read the Reuters report on it.
Importantly note the comment “...it is not too late to make a difference, but only if we start now at every level from local to global,”
There are plenty of things that each of us can do locally to help START NOW. Unfortunately I’m not talking about riding your bike to work – not that that’s not a good thing, it definitely is – but sadly sadly, it’s not enough. Personally, I’m volunteering to assist the campaign for Australian federal parliament of an independent candidate who has a strong position on climate change and also has a chance of success against the local representative of Australia’s coal promoting current government. Plus, guess what, it’s fun! There might be something like that that you can do. Maybe write a Letter to the Editor of your local paper if you can only carve out half an hour or so.
But, does anyone have any idea as to what Climate Vets as an organisation can do? The thing that comes to mind for me is that maybe as a global network we’d have a chance with a Letter to the Editor of a larger publication - would you support that?
Anyone else have any ideas?
Thank you, ~Angela