Power to the people!
In 2019, the people - all the people, do hereby reserve the right to demand good governance from their leaders, especially on all matters relating to the safeguards of civil liberties and protections of the environment.
It is with the people that all power is vested. Therefore, we the people, must continue to hold failed, failing and faulting governments responsible for not executing the fair and expected requirements of governance. And in circumstances where governments are failing the people, then the people should entertain all means peaceful and civil to removing the bad systems of representation.
Most good governments have already started employing protections of the environment to fight the impacts of Climate Change. Trees are being planted in record numbers in China, single use plastics are being reduced and outlawed in parts of the European Union (EU), renewable energy has been tested and employed to power Costa Rica for 300-days, work toward resilience to rising seas have already started in Grenada, Barbados and Dominica, waterways and beaches are being cleaned up in India and elsewhere and adaptation to non-fossil fueled vehicles is in full gear in China, Norway, France, Germany, Canada and Luxembourg. Solar power is transforming much of the globe.
Yet, in the United States (US), the Trump tenancy has been steadily rolling back environmental protections put in placed during the President Barack Obama administration.
The environment is the people's environment. It is the responsibility of all the people. An exercise of the power of the people is capable of engaging better environmental protections. So, in 2019, if enough of the people do recognize the power their hold, then at their insistence, there will be safeguards of rights and protections of the environment.
Happy New Year!