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Great to see all those who made it to the last two keepacoolworld events.  James Renwick shared interesting insights on the NZ climate situation, and the fact that these next 20-30 years are critical in getting CO2 concentrations down. Lizzie Sullivan updated the audience on 350’s divestment campaign. For those who don’t know, Divestment is where individuals, organisations or companies withdraw funds from any investments in fossil fuels. If we can build up a divestment momentum, it is hoped that it will send a strong message that we don’t want to keep ‘digging up’, ‘fracking up’ and ‘drilling up’ these fuels, and will put the squeeze on the FF industry. Last year was a successful one in this regard,  with Victoria University, Dunedin city council and the Anglican church of Aotearoa all taking this stand. See  what you can do  http://350.org.nz/…/divestment…/divestment-resources/

.Hear the expert panel with Veronika Meduna Pala Molisa, Catherine Leining, Phil Squire and Aaron Packard from last week’s event.

https://soundcloud.com/gerald-parsonson/keep-a-cool-world-panel-discussion

or hear two thought-provoking radio interviews

1. Pala Molisa (Lecturer Victoria university Economics and business school) speaks about the economic factors involved in climate change. Traditionally accounting has excluded environmental and social impacts but how can the true costs of pollution be applied? http://accessradio.org.nz/Community+Zone#.VfOGp0LldSX
Go to ‘demand content’ Community Zone Thursday 4th Sept 2015

2. Aaron Packard (Global Climate impacts Co-ordinator, discussing powerful climate action happening around the world350.org) http://accessradio.org.nz/Community+Zone#.VegMVULldSX His talk starts at 14mins

 wisd to surv pic THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.

Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives.

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