Activists join global demo with sunset climate strike

| 19/09/2019 | 80 Comments
Cayman news Service

(CNS): Led by the Protect Our Future movement, young Caymanian activists will be joining in the global climate demonstration this Friday with a ‘sunset strike’ in George Town. As the Cayman Islands, like many low lying islands, face a very uncertain future as a result of global warming and rising sea levels, the younger generation has taken the lead on pushing the issue, but this time organisers are also hoping to attract people a little longer in the tooth.

This climate strike, which is in partnership with the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and several other green NGOs, will focusing on the direct threat to the George Town reefs and mounting concerns about unrestricted coastal development. Organisers said the strike was about adults standing together with the next generation and fighting for their future.

The event starts at 6pm today, Friday 20 September, at the parking lot across from Guy Harvey’s on South Church Street.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Love Kenyan environment activists photo!

    Millions of people including hundreds of thousands of children take to the streets in 150 countries as the largest climate protest in history gets underway.

    • Anonymous says:

      Fantastic. 5 million young people hit the streets today around the world. Sorry to say young people, but your parents and elders for the most part,have sold you out, especially in the Cayman Islands. Don’t give up and make the world environment a better place.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thumb up button doesn’t appear to be working all the time.

        CNS: Is it possible that someone else at the same IP address is also voting? That would cut you off, I’m afraid.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps these demonstrators are including the dangers of our toxic electromagnetic climate? 5G is a killer and has no place in our world.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope they know the danger. Many countries have put 5G rollout to a stop.

      • Anonymous says:

        9:19, You are factually inaccurate. No countries have stopped 5G for health reasons. The concern about 5G is that the Chinese control the technology and many countries are concerned about threats to their national security systems. Having said that, Australia has banned 5G not for health reasons but because of the threat to their national security from China.

        • Anonymous says:

          2:06 pm You are factually inaccurate.

          Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt.
          “Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt.”

          • Anonymous says:

            8:19, You obviously are not up on Switzerland. The small rural, mountainous canton of Vaud, banned 5G but that is not / not the state of Switzerland.

            A nationwide revolt is hyperbole.

          • Anonymous says:

            The Swiss should be far more concerned about the quasi-state Chinese telecom company, Huawei, building the whole 5G system for Switzerland. The Swiss state are opening up the security of their whole IT / telecom system to the Chinese state.

    • Anonymous says:

      90% of earth’s population have no idea, or immediately reject 5G danger. They have no slightest idea what 5G is. It is NOT the step up from 4G. It is a totally different animal. A military weapon.

      • Anonymous says:

        A military weapon? Get a life. More worried about Americans running around with assault weapons than 5G.

        • Anonymous says:

          Up until now, we could protect ourselves and rejuvenate our health, to a certain extent, by living a healthy lifestyle and minimizing the crap we put into our bodies. But 5G is the turning point, and there’s little to nothing you can do to protect yourself from these frequencies without getting the heck away from them… if you can.

          Over 180 scientists and doctors in almost 40 countries are warning the world about 5G health risks. These scientists’ response to “Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe” spells it out quite succinctly:
          “We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF)… and has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”

          If you’re not alarmed about 5G radiation dangers, you should be…

          • Anonymous says:

            The World Health Organisation does not agree with your perspective on 5G since they committed a major study on the subject which came out in 2014.

            • Anonymous says:

              LOL, you need an authority to tell you what is safe and what is not? You need a scientific proof? Do you have common sense? WHO is corrupt and wasteful by the way.

              • Anonymous says:

                7:55, Well I guess health officials in the U.S. Canada, and the U.K. have not discovered your level of common sense. Guess the health officials are all corrupt there. LOL.

              • Anonymous says:

                As a Doctor working in WHO, I never saw corruption. Perhaps you can fill me in with some details. Would love to know.

      • Anonymous says:

        A military weapon utilized by the Chinese Communist Party against their western enemies.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not to mention this:

      • Anonymous says:

        Hah? Nice clip though

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks for the lesson.
        On the Internet, a RickRoll is a prank where a visitor who clicks on a specific link is intentionally misdirected to a video of pop star Rick Astley’s hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        Don’t tell me you’re too blind to see??? 😉

    • Anonymous says:

      You should be more worried about THE DUMP than 5G. The DUMP is a far more immediate priority than 5G on Grand Cayman. Get your priorities right if you live on island.

      • Anonymous says:

        In Cayman, yes. Elsewhere in the world where 5G has been rolled out already, you should.
        GEOVITAL Academy – Academy for Radiation Protection and Environmental Medicine Logo has lots of videos and information.

  3. Anon says:

    All we need to do is start building on 12ft support columns, build a network of canals, dump our cars and hey presto we can become the Venice of the Caribbean. Just imagine our taxi drivers on gondolas!. We can even fish out of our back windows.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just a few days ago I spoke with someone relatively “long in the tooth” and this person is convinced that Cayman will be under water in 20 years. I believe in protecting our environment and thinking carefully about how to protect Cayman’s natural resources for future generations but I have a hard time believing Cayman will not be on the map in 20 years. Some people’s opinion on global warming is too extreme for me to take seriously. Also, the hypocrisy of some of these environmentalists is shocking.

    • Anonymous says:

      50 years more likely looking at current data.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree

    • Anonymous says:

      May be 50 years, not 20. But by that time humans could become extinct for other reasons.

      Earth is a self-regulating complex system involving the biosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrospheres and the pedosphere, tightly coupled as an evolving system. This system as a whole, seeks a physical and chemical environment optimal for contemporary life. When everything is so messed up then system has no choice but to restore its optimal by eliminating humans.

      May be there is a hope if new generation aggressively steps in. Gerontocracy must cease to exist worldwide for this to happen. Look at France for example. Its leader is 41. France has enacted many laws that protect French children from harmful effects of EMF for example. Name one country led by octogenarians that care about new generations or at least admit that harm is being inflicted upon its people?
      It is very old politicians and elderly population in general who refuse to even consider THE CHANGE. Humans evolved about 200,000 years ago and it took less than 100 years to disturb planetary homeostasis. Just let it sink into your brain. Earth is in peril. Environment is in crises. Who can’t deny that? Only generations that are responsible.

    • Anonymous says:

      The truth is, everyone is somewhere on the social continuum of hypocritical denial when it comes to human-derived global impact. It’s real, and it’s scary (if you have kids).

      • Anonymous says:

        At the time of this writing there are six tropical storms brewing in both the Atlantic and Pacific. This is unheard of in weather history.

        The big one will eventually hit Grand Cayman. The seas are getting warmer by the day. WAKE UP PEOPLE.

        • Kim says:

          There is a big difference between history and recorded history; and the “big one” already hit – ever hear of Ivan?

          • Anonymous says:

            They thought the big one hit Bahamas 2 years ago then earlier this month Dorian hit which was far bigger than anything Bahamas had ever seen before.
            The Atlantic Ocean is far warmer now than when Ivan hit in 2004, so only a fool and climate change denier would say that we will not get hit by one far bigger than Ivan.

            Just this morning on the Weather Channel it was pointed out that there are six tropical storms brewing right now. This has never been seen before in recorded history. So Kim, ask yourself WHY?

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually 6 TS at the same time is not unheard of at all.

          • Anonymous says:

            So 11:41, you are saying that the guys and gals on the Weather Channel are just making things up?

            Guess you know much more than they do?

        • BeaumontZodecloun says:

          No, it is not “unheard of”. It’s called the ICTZ, the “Z”, the freight train, and it’s actually quite common. Remember 2004 and 2005? Where the hurricane names went into the Greek Alphabet after they exhausted all the names?

          In a few weeks storms will tend to form underneath us, rather than CV storms. The Pacific is often more active and active earlier. FAR from unusual. We are currently a little more than halfway in the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, which trends toward warmer and cooler (now warmer) sea surface temperatures, with the complete cycle being about 60-80 years.

          Regardless of a person’s beliefs regarding climate change, it is a tad erroneous to compile recent data and attempt to use that correlation to demonstrate a long-term trend.

          • Anonymous says:

            So I guess it erroneous to compile data from Alaska and Canadian Arctic temperatures which were completely off the charts this summer in terms of heat? Big Beau, keep that head of your in the sand and don’t look at the data.

            The heat was so great that salmon were dying from the warm water temperatures. Time to wake up Beau.

            Stop trying to discredit the scientists who are much smarter than you.

            • BeaumontZodecloun says:

              I rely upon data and not emotion. I am always willing to examine data and engage in a constructive debate with people who wield verifiable data. I am not a climate denier, however I recognise that much of the data has been skewed and statistical data points altered to mirror a desired outcome.

              In particular, models can and have been set with a starting point of artificial data. Science doesn’t presume an outcome, but begins with a hypothesis, which is tested with verifiable and repeatable experiments in order to arrive at a conclusion.

              Climate change should not ever be polticised, yet that is where we often find ourselves. Most people don’t study wx, but parrot talking points that reflect their acquired views. I am willing to change my view if presented with persuasive data. Are you? I would guess not. Have you done the research yourself, or just followed the mob?

              Unlike yourself, I don’t consider insults to be a valid argument.

              • Anonymous says:

                Big Beau, the data on the Canadian Arctic on global warming is easily verifiable developed by scientists with no political agenda. Hell, just get off your ass and go up there and talk to people too. Unless you are blind one can see what has happened in only 10 years.

                You are parroting views in line with Donald Trump and his view that global climate change is a Chinese Hoax. So he says we don’t need to talk about the subject, although NYC and Miami are dealing with the problem of rising seas on a monthly basis.

                Your problem is you are in complete denial. SAD.

              • Anonymous says:

                But when 99% of the world’s climate scientists say that global warming is happening, and you say they are wrong, then you justifiably deserve to be discredited with insults.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ironic that this is being held across from a seafood restaurant. The big wake-up call for human-impact deniers will be on their seafood plates. Most of the fisheries as we know them, will be significantly depleted or entirely gone by 2048. Over half of global salmon production is already human-farmed. Global Sushi demand is depleting fish stocks at a voracious unsustainable pace. Back in 2013, 74% of fish sold in US was fraudulently labeled. Lead suspects were (and still are) Snapper (92% was found to be farmed Tilapia) and Tuna (74% found to be dyed diarrhea-causing Escolar). Almost all of the “wild caught” Atlantic salmon is actually aquaculture salmon, and the wild caught Pacific is often the more plentiful Pink Salmon, meat-dyed red to look like more expensive King/Chinook. Consumers still aren’t challenging the provenance of what is being offered for sale, or what their mall-grade fast food sushi really is/was.

    2 days ago…King/Chinook Fishery has, maybe 20 years left…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Great and all but they really need to time it better. They are taking away from their own cause as well as this one:

    • Anonymous says:

      I am sure the global demo organizers would change the worldwide demo date to fit in St Baldricks. What do you suggest – they do it during the working day? Sure people can attend both.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Is the event on today Thursday 19 September or tomorrow Friday 20 September?

    CNS: Apologies! Tomorrow, 20th. I have corrected the article.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Yawn. The rest of us will be at Hour Hour…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great, teach our kids how to accomplish absolutely nothing and postulate to show just how caring you are.

    After all, it’s the intentions that counts, not facts or results in today’s standards.

    CNS: Real change comes with a change in government policy but that only happens when there is a change in public opinion. What protests and demonstrations do is to help bring the issue to the attention of the public, hoping to change minds. A lot of social change began with protests, with ordinary people saying, this is wrong.

    • Anonymous says:

      I support CNS!

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        I do as well, and thank God for this excellent forum in which we can discuss ideas.

        Also agree with CNS above; having participated in numerous protests in the past 45 years, I can honestly say that the collective impetus of like-minded people have changed things in a positive manner all my life. It doesn’t often happen quickly.

        If we only recognised the power we have as a people, we could accomplish anything.

      • Anonymous says:

        The younger generation is more concerned about climate change than the older generation. I get hysterical about THE DUMP and you should to. Enough is enough. The time for action has come. In Cayman the older generation has sold out the environment to developers. Generally, they don’t give a damn. Just look at how THE DUMP has been handled. A disgraceful legacy to leave future generations.

    • Anonymous says:

      7:50, Well in 50 years at current rates of sea level rising Grand Cayman will be under water. Perhaps you should consider doing something and start caring.

      • Anonymous says:

        Cayman islands are 5 inches high? Who knew?

        • Anonymous says:

          12:40, You were not very good at math in school. The Seven Mile Beach Corridor will certainly be under water in 50 years. I will bet my condo on it because it will be gone by then.

          The area east of Sprotts will be OK though as it is much higher.

          Just look at some of the projections for flooding in the Miami Dade County

        • Anonymous says:

          12:40, What do decision makers in NYC and Miami know about the rate of the rising seas in their coastal areas know that you don’t know?

          They are now spending millions about the problem of flooding. They looked at the data and they are acting.

          Suggest you look at the data closely too.

          • BeaumontZodecloun says:

            There is frequently a blending or even confusion of erosion vs. sea level rise. There is little doubt that everywhere humans build, they screw up the environment.

            In the case of Miami and surrounding areas, the flooding is primarily do to coastal erosion, which also frequently causes a localised rise in sea level. This is often true in several areas where humans have ruined the natural flora which held the sands.

            • Anonymous says:

              Big Beau, Suggest you Google Miami City Global Warming. The flooding is due to much more than erosion. The flooding is not due primarily to coastal erosion. I can assure you of this because I am directly impacted by this challenge due to the property I own there.

              • BeaumontZodecloun says:

                I have studied it extensively, however I respect your subjective opinion without any rancor, just as you have respected mine. Good discussion.

                • Anonymous says:

                  Believe me, the engineers, planners and scientists in the Miami area, have studied the subject extensively and they completely reject your perspective.

                  Hard for me to respect your opinion when it is factually wrong.

      • Anonymous says:

        I bet you my house we’re not.

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