Science March April 22nd and Climate March April 29th

This is going to be an interesting month. We have two marches less than a year after the first pronuclear march in June 2016 to keep nuclear plants open. March for Science Saturday April 22, 2017 and the Climate march April 29th

Ontario serves as an example of how coal can be eliminated with the right energy mix. Our three nuclear plants with 8 unit at Bruce Power, 6 of 8 units in Pickering and 4 units at Darlington enabled Ontario to fully replace the coal Ontario had been producing up until December 2013. I have my work cut out for me because a large number of those attending these marches are unaware of the role nuclear energy must play.

As you may already know I am writing a book named after this Energy Reality website about nuclear energy and the need for a grassroots movement. I have my crowdfunding effort to promote the book and share the ideas from the book. I also have begun co-hosting a podcast called the Ecomodernist Podcast You will find six podcasts so far. All of them providing a positive outlook on solutions to environmental problems we are all facing and ultimately responsible for fixing.

One thought on “Science March April 22nd and Climate March April 29th

  1. RickD Maltese Post author

    As much as I want to support the climate march I resent the tone in this propaganda suggested email content from the organizers:

    “Subject: Can you come?
    Body:
    Friend,
    I’m attending an event called People’s Climate March Toronto.
    On April 29th we will be in the streets across Turtle Island (FIRST NATIONS TERM FOR NORTH AMERICA) to show the world and our leaders that we will resist fossil fuel projects and policies that attack (PRETTY STRONG POLITICALLY CHARGED CHOICE OF WORDS) our people, our communities and our planet. We invite you to join the Peoples Climate Movement on Saturday, April 29th as we march in solidarity with Washington to: •Advance solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in racial ( WHY RACIAL? ), social and economic justice and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers. •Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.( WHAT DOES PEACE HAVE TO DO WITH CLIMATE? ) •Demand recognition of Indigenous Sovereignty ( WHY MIX THE TWO – ON ONE HAND REJECT SCIENCE AND RESPECT FIRST NATIONS AT THE SAME TIME – THE FIRST NATIONS LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THE PLANET NOW NEEDS TO EMBRACE SCIENCE THAT INCLUDES NUCLEAR ENERGY ), respect for existing Treaties and the right of First Nations to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (INFORMED CONSENT SHOULD INCLUDE LEARNING ABOUT THE SCIENCE) for all projects on their traditional and unceded territories. •Immediately take steps to support immigrants, refugees and communities of colour and LGBTQ2I (HOW DID RACE AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION BECOME CLIMATE ISSUES?) communities impacted by the attacks on them south of the border and by the dislocation caused by global climate change •Ensure public funds and investments create good paying green jobs ( ARE YOU INCLUDING NUCLEAR POWER IN THE GREEN JOB LIST?) that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize. •Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable (“RENEWABLE?” WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN WHEN THE WIND AND SOLAR INDUSTRY ACTUALY ADD MIRE CO2 BY REQUIRING NATURAL GAS BACKUP?) energy economy that works for all. •Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech ( FOR ALL OF THE MISINFORMATION YOU PROVIDE IT SEEMS YOU GUYS NEED TO EARN THAT RIGHT?) We will be holding a series of educational activities in the week prior to the April 29th rally/march, and using the energy generated by the March to direct people into a week of coordinated actions to create lasting change for all. Use the hashtags #KeepItInTheGround #RespectTheTreaties#TakeToTheStreets #WaterIsLife #PCMToronto when posting about the March, or related events! To get involved in organizing, or for more information contact: climatejusticeto@gmail.com Donald Trump is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families. And Trudeau is complicit in his climate denial (WHERE’S THE EVIDENCE). The new administration has attacked the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more. And Canada’s leaders have done little to decry these actions. We’ve fought back with a wave of protests larger than at almost any other point in history — let’s make sure that we mark the 100th day of Trump’s presidency with another mass action that stands up for our communities. Join us on April 29th at Allan Gardens at 19 Horticultural Ave. Let’s march together. Contact (HOST INFO–Name, Email, Phone) for more information.
    Can you join me? Click here for details and to RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/peoples-climate-march-toronto-3?source=email&
    Thanks!”

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