Hope or hopelessness?

James Lovelock, a highly respected scientist, thinks that saving the planet from climate change is ‘beyond our ability’ , and we should stop wasting time trying to tackle global warming.  In his view  “. . . saving the planet is a foolish, romantic extravagance.” He reconciles this conclusion with his belief in the capacity of humans … Read more

A Manifesto for Ambition

International Alliance of Grandparents for the Climate (IAGC) L’Alliance International des Grand-Parents pour le Climat Eight countries have come together to fight to protect grandchildren from the ravages of global warming. The representatives of these countries have adopted the following as the statement of their mission. The International Alliance of Grandparents for the Climate (IAGC) speaks and … Read more

Our Canada Day letter to COP 21

Monsieur Laurent Fabius, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères and Chairperson of COP 21 Quay d’Orsay, 75007 Paris France Dear Minister Fabius, For Our Grandchildren (4RG) is an environmental organization based in Canada with a single focus:  Climate Change. We have been critical of Canada’s participation in Conference of the Parties meetings in recent years.  Regrettably, Canada has been … Read more

Air Travel and GHG Emissions

Will grandparents cut back on air travel to reduce GHG emissions? We received a question about air travel, a subject of commentary in several of our blogs. The specific question was: “How many grandparents in 4RG have decided to not fly in order to preserve climate stability?” The questioner referred to his older brother (63) who is now a … Read more

La Déclaration des Grand-Parents internationals.

La déclaration : Les Grands-Parents préoccupés lancent un appel en faveur du climat Ensemble, les Mouvements Pour nos petits-enfants (4RG, Canada) et Campagne des grands-parents pour le climat  (GCC, Norvège) ont élaboré une « Déclaration destinée aux responsables politiques nationaux et internationaux de la part des grands-Parents préoccupés – unis pour un futur durable en faveur de … Read more

The Grandparents Generation is changing!

A friend sent my wife and me a poem on the occasion of our first grandchild – many years ago.  One verse read: “Grandmothers don’t have to do anything except be there: They’re old so they shouldn’t play hard or run. If they take us for walks they slow down past things like pretty leaves … Read more

THE March

On the 20-21st September, hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets in support of a world safe from the ravages of climate change with good jobs, clean air, clean water, and healthy communities, powered by renewable energy.

The largest People’s Climate March is taking place in New York City with parallel rallies taking place in cities like Delhi, Jakarta, London, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Berlin and Paris. People are joining together because they know that to change everything, we need everyone.

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