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Thai environmentalists join worldwide climate 'strike'

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation

 

Environmentally concerned citizens in Thailand joined climate activists across the world on Friday to campaign for urgent solutions to climate change.

 

More than 100 people took part in “Climate Strike Bangkok” in downtown Bangkok as part of the larger campaign “Global Climate Strike For Future”, which were simultaneously held in 2,350 cities in 25 countries across the world on Friday.

 

The goal was to collectively call on the world’s governments, business sectors, and the wider public to seriously tackle climate change and preserve a healthy environment for future generations.

 

Many of the strikers in Bangkok carried banners as they marched for 6 kilometres from the National Stadium to the Central World complex at Rajprasaong Intersection.

 

The group demanded that the Thai government and corporations take legal action and measurable steps to address climate change and also create awareness and encourage individuals to switch to a more sustainable lifestyle. 

 

The goal of the efforts is to stabilise global warming and keep the global temperature from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius as per the Paris Agreement.

 

Tita Phairaksa, one of the activists, said she joined the movement because she wanted to highlight the significant but largely ignored impact of the meat industry on global warming. 

 

“Many scientific studies have found that the global meat industry was responsible for up to 60 per cent of overall greenhouse gas emission from human activities, larger than the entire energy sector, thus we can say that the meat industry is the biggest factor behind the even more extreme climate change,” Tita said.

 

“However, most people, as well as the authorities and mainstream media, are still not yet realising this important fact. I think by raising the banners about the impact of the meat industry to our climate system at the march, I can more or less raise public awareness on this ignored issue.”

 

She said she hoped that from this little spark, the issues over the meat industry will be stressed and lead to changes in the food industry and people’s consumption habits.

 

Another participant, Prempreeti Harntanong, who is director of Roong Aroon School, said she brought teachers from her school to participate in the event.

 

“Our school gives environmental issues a high concern and we include studies on the environment and nature into our curriculum as we want our students to live in a healthy environment,” Prempreeti said.

 

“So this is a good opportunity to let our teachers get first-hand experience about environmental campaigning and learn from environmental activists about climate change and other related problems.”

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30369970

 

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Vegan/vegetarian activists now pushing their agenda as climate change. Hopefully even the dim-witted will see through the facade and ignore them.

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I'm a farmer and see the changes over the years. Most farmers are ignorant and in denial but there is change for the worse.

I'm onboard

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5 hours ago, mok199 said:

Well at least Thailand has 100 people who say no to plastics.....try to get the other 350000000.00 on board...impossible !!!!

They will eventually, when it's too late.

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Start small, teach the school children to pick up their rubbish, and get them to take this attitude home. 

I realise that this is very little but let’s encourage the smallest positive steps, could be the start of a longtime journey with positive benefits.

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6 hours ago, Ozman52 said:

Vegan/vegetarian activists now pushing their agenda as climate change. Hopefully even the dim-witted will see through the facade and ignore them.

Meat industry is one of the world's biggest polluters. Even the dim-witted know that. 

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10 minutes ago, ZeVonderBearz said:

Meat industry is one of the world's biggest polluters. Even the dim-witted know that. 

Stopping consumption won't help the problem, we would have to slaughter all those animals now being raised for meat. Are you suggesting we kill every farmed cow, sheep, pig, deer, goat and whatever else to "save the planet"? How about those being raised for wool and leather production, those too?    

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The r oot problem is that there are too many humans on the planet...consuming every resource insatiably either we restrict our numbers or nature will.

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1 hour ago, johng said:

The r oot problem is that there are too many humans on the planet...consuming every resource insatiably either we restrict our numbers or nature will.

Agree, so before nature beats us to it lets have a legal cull of humans.....now who shall we begin with?????

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1 hour ago, johng said:

The r oot problem is that there are too many humans on the planet...consuming every resource insatiably either we restrict our numbers or nature will.

About 1/3 of current world population would likely be optimal. Need to nuke all the large cities, introduce chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction to get it done. In other words, WW3. Unless something is done, it's a certainty. 

 

Now, I'd suggest a little bit softer approach, the same as for dogs: neuter the lads. Give them some compensation for it, dunno, like extra privileges to government brothels. In 40-50y the problem would start to ease. Would likely work best in the 3rd world countries if there was a monetary payout involved. 

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Trendy nonsense, there is climate change and the world is hotting up, there is little proof it's man made and not natural.

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