HEROS! Over 2,000 people from all 50 states and Canada are taking part in sit-ins of 50-100 people everyday for the next two weeks until September 3. 65 people were arrested today for civil disobedience today. Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James Hansen says, “Exploitation of tar sands would make it implausible to stabilize climate and avoid disastrous global climate impacts.
Shahid Naeem, Director of science at the Earth Institute’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC), Naeem works with others to study the environmental consequences of declining biodiversity.
“Everywhere, ecosystems are becoming more and more impoverished, losing species at staggering rates,” says Naeem, “and once they are gone, it is extraordinarily difficult to bring them back.”