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Climate activists take to Palo Alto streets to demand action from local politicians

Original post made on Sep 26, 2022

With youth at the forefront, a group of 60 climate activists rallied in front of Palo Alto City Hall on Sept. 23 to demand that the city's elected officials take urgent action to address the global climate crisis.

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Posted by Lawrence Becker
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 26, 2022 at 8:23 am

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Unfortunately, even if humans succeed in slashing carbon emissions, the near-term changes (severe storms & intense droughts) are baked in.

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2022 report stated that drought & extreme precipitation will intensify in the coming years.

To cope, countries must invest in early-warning systems & upgrade infrastructure to withstand water and massive flooding.


Posted by Mondoman
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 26, 2022 at 8:53 am

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In related news, President Xi took note of the Palo Alto protest, promising to immediately cut China's growing greenhouse emissions by more than half to meet US levels. :)


Posted by Chris G Zaharias
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 27, 2022 at 11:55 am

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Have these activists ever felt what over-reliance on fossil-free energy feels like? No.

Are these activists aware that Silicon Valley was built on fossil fuels? Apparently not.

Do the activists realize anthropomorphic global warming is a hoax? Clearly no.

Have the young activists ever had a teacher tell them that climate varies naturally? Not in PA.

Do the activists care that lower and middle-income families of America are being pushed *down* the economic ladder by rising energy prices, or that those rising energy prices are a direct outcome of gov't meddling in the energy industry? Sorry, obvious answer to this question too.

Climate activists - I say to you loudly that you never had science or moral high ground to stand on.

If anthropogenic global warming were real and urgent, PA home values would not be what they are, as much of it is close to sea level.


Posted by Me 2
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 27, 2022 at 4:07 pm

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I wonder how many of these protesters drove/rode in a car to get to downtown Palo Alto?

Or how recent they flew a plane to a trip of some sort.

Change starts with your own behavior.


Posted by Harry Carter
a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 28, 2022 at 7:22 am

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"I wonder how many of these protesters drove/rode in a car to get to downtown Palo Alto?"

Good point...is carpooling in an EV acceptable?

"Have the young activists ever had a teacher tell them that climate varies naturally? Not in PA."

Another good point.


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2022 at 8:09 am

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I was about to ask the same as Me 2.

It would be better that they learned about how our food arrives on our plate from far flung places and the procedures it goes through beforehand. Did they have water bought in bottles with them? Did they wear clothes that were made overseas?

We are doing a bad job of educating our youth. Do they not know how clean our air is compared to say 25 years ago? Do they know that there was a time when people walked a couple of miles to get where they wanted to go and then the same couple of miles to get home? Do they ever use public transport when they want to go somewhere or do they drive a car or get a ride from parents who have to do the return trip as a solo driver?

Our young people are being taught what to think, but not how to think. We have to do better teaching them how to think these things through.


Posted by Meg Williams
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 28, 2022 at 9:04 am

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Climate change and global warming is also relative to increases in human population which involves the need for more manufactured goods which in turn requires more energy consumption.

The climate activists should also be protesting against further housing developments in Palo Alto and elsewhere.


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