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A banner held during Extinction Rebellion in London. Three of the 12 years UN experts gave then have elapsed.

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report. The findings are clear: even 1.5ºC of global warming would be far worse than previously predicted.

Any more warming could spell the end of our planet’s life support systems.

Tipping points could be reached.

The very liveability of our planet is at stake.

We need to cut down greenhouse gas emissions immediately, reaching net-zero by 2050 at the very latest. This means absolutely no emissions. …


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RCHK strives to build a culture which promotes peace and democracy, values diversity and works towards a sustainable future for all.

This is my school, RCHK’s, mission statement. Everyone knows it: it’s on a huge banner above our assembly hall. But what weight does it carry? For me, it means opposing violence, discrimination and ill-treatment, establishing accountable institutions and combating global environmental threats such as climate change. I would expect an organisation with this progressive motto to be proactive in speaking out against exploitation and oppression, fighting for greater equality and challenging preconceived notions and prejudices.

Ennan

A young human living in Hong Kong. I occasionally write articles about the environment, politics and animal rights in my free time.

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