29 Feb '16, 4pm

Can we 'leap' away from fossil fuel dependency this year?:

Can we 'leap' away from fossil fuel dependency this year?:

People are out in the streets today, pressuring governments to pay attention to Naomi Klein's "Leap Manifesto" and its practical roadmap for how to divest wholly from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. Today is Leap Day – that unusual 29th day of February that only rolls around every four years. It was Emperor Julius Caesar who, in 46 B.C., brought the 365-day solar calendar to the Romans. Even he, a “dictator in perpetuity”, realized it was easier to throw in an extra day and change human rules than it was to ignore the laws of nature. Sadly, we humans still have not learned that lesson and our planet continues to suffer as a result. Author and activist Naomi Klein has used the metaphor of a leap day and leap year to draw global attention to her new “Leap Manifesto.” Written with other prominent Canadian environmentalists, endorsed by more than 100 organizations, and la...

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