It's noticeable: climate changing, unpredictable weather, seas of plastic, dead fish coming ashore and hotter summers.
As humans, we often skip asking such questions that do not have an easy answer; instead some ignore it, hoping it all does not exist, hoping the symptoms of the problem will float away--like the ice glaciers, right?
Well, it is this time of the year that usually people have an opportunity to learn more.
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970 (www.earthday.org/history).
In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health and the animal ecosystem.
Black Headline News acknowledged the week presenting riveting documentaries, United Nation initiative, gusty documentaries and blockbuster films, as well as key news stories pin-pointing climate change, environmental justice, and green initiatives worldwide. These live forums were presented in the Black Headline News Virtual Event Center during Earth Week.
Here are the forums held during Earth Week in the BHN Virtual Event Center:
BHN Green Alert: Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Planet of the Humans
Watch documentary film: Planet of the Humans - The film is a 2019 American environmental documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jeff Gibbs. The film was executively produced by Michael Moore. Moore released it on YouTube for free viewing on April 21, 2020, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.
BHN Virtual Event Center Live 4-18-23: Watch a Review of International & National Climate Change Initiatives
In this forum with show host, Julia Dudley Najieb, viewers get a true taste of how bad the climate global issues are in perspective.
Governments, businesses and civil society members are connecting in climate initiatives to speed the pace of climate action. Initiated at the 2019 Climate Action Summit held at the United Nations, the initiatives are reducing emissions, tackling critical concerns such as jobs and gender equality, unlocking finance, building sustainable infrastructure, using nature-based solutions, and advancing adaptation and climate resilience.
The United Nations’ role as a convener is needed more than ever to encourage people to collaborate, be ambitious and take actions required to limit global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. The United Nations also stands behind a transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy that is just and beneficial for all people.
Dudley Najieb reviews these initiatives and more in this 90 minute video and audio, giving resources for people new to understanding that the climate is changing drastically.