The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night declared what it called a “climate emergency” with more global significance than World War II, and demanded an immediate effort to “humanely stabilize population” and “reverse ecological overshoot.”
The resolution, which invokes the global conflict between the Axis and Allies, charges that Americans bear an “extraordinary responsibility to solve the crises” facing the environment.
But according to the Berkeley City Council, a thinning of the herd might be needed.
The resolution notes that “reversing ecological overshoot and halting the sixth mass extinction requires an effort to preserve and restore half Earth’s biodiversity in interconnected wildlife corridors and to humanely stabilize population.”
The resolution, introduced in the ultra-progressive city by councilwoman Cheryl Davila, then invokes Pope Francis’ comment that humanity is on the verge of global “suicide” and that “God’s creation” is at stake.
Davila’s resolution also calls for a global climate summit in San Francisco in September and a push to “educat[e] our citizens about the climate emergency.”
The document’s most substantial promise is for Berkeley to become a “carbon sink” by 2030 — a term that means the city’s greenhouse gas emissions will be in the negative.
In addition to population control and a national mobilization effort, according to the Berkeley City Council, residents should avoid “consumerism” and “narcissism.”
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