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The Message is a tribute to Greta Thunberg and the Climate Movement. It contains the full speech from Greta at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019. This speech is historical. It is a clear message from the youth to the leaders of the world. Backed by scientific data Greta explains why it is vital to act now. Spread the word!
"My message is that we'll be watching you.
"This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you!
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
"For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
"You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency. But no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that. Because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil. And that I refuse to believe.
"The popular idea of cutting our emissions in half in 10 years only gives us a 50% chance of staying below 1.5 degrees [Celsius], and the risk of setting off irreversible chain reactions beyond human control.
"Fifty percent may be acceptable to you. But those numbers do not include tipping points, most feedback loops, additional warming hidden by toxic air pollution or the aspects of equity and climate justice. They also rely on my generation sucking hundreds of billions of tons of your CO2 out of the air with technologies that barely exist.
"So a 50% risk is simply not acceptable to us — we who have to live with the consequences.
"To have a 67% chance of staying below a 1.5 degrees global temperature rise – the best odds given by the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] – the world had 420 gigatons of CO2 left to emit back on Jan. 1st, 2018. Today that figure is already down to less than 350 gigatons.
"How dare you pretend that this can be solved with just 'business as usual' and some technical solutions? With today's emissions levels, that remaining CO2 budget will be entirely gone within less than 8 1/2 years.
"There will not be any solutions or plans presented in line with these figures here today, because these numbers are too uncomfortable. And you are still not mature enough to tell it like it is.
"You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you.
"We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.
Greta Thunberg at the U.N. Climate Action Summit 2019
Vocals: Greta Thunberg
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Founded in 2015, Bellectra Records has known a steady flow of releases from label owner Bart Leblans. Operating under different monikers Bart brings a variation in styles: Bellectra was his first artist name. And this later became the name of his label too: Bellectra Records. The name Bellectra is a contraction of bel(le) and electra. It stands for (beautiful) electronic music from Belgium. It is also referring to a company named Electrabel which is a Belgian electricity company. Not because the company is so fantastic but it's name always had a "techno" feel to it. Musically the Bellectra releases are the mostly melodic. Melancholic sometimes. Inspired by 80's wave music and 90's electronics.
The Hex_Bolts moniker was born in 2016 when some tracks which had a harder edge needed a place on the label. The hex bolt shape refers to tools and indicate the tracks can be seen as tools. It's a series on which techno experiments can be released without too many conceptual restrictions. Later the name Le Blanc was chosen for a more commercial approach.
Today Bellectra Records continues to be a way for Bart to be able to continue his "musical journey". Today's technology makes it possible to do it all yourself. DIY Music Industries. This was not imagineable 20 years ago when he was full time into music as an occasional DJ and Soul/Dance dept. manager in Free Record Shop and Virgin Megastore Brussels, product manager at Proxis and distribution/label manager at Play It Again Sam Brussels.
"I feel lucky I have been inspired by so many different people, artists, labels and clubs. Making my own music feels like a natural progression. It feels like freedom. My music is often minimal but can be quite delicate and melodic too. I do not want to be restricted to one style or genre. That's something for the bizz to figure out." When asked to name 5 artists who inspired him the most: "Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle, Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson, Lorenz Brunner, Ian Pooley, Robert Smith, Andrew Weatherall, CJ Bolland, Nick Cave, Gilles Peterson, Matthew Herbert, Paul and Phil Hartnoll, Tom Middleton, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, Billie Holiday, Geoff Barrow, Bryan Chapman, Norman Cook, Mathew Jonson, Eduardo De La Calle, Graham Massey, Gerald Simpson, Dominik Eulberg ... " there's no stopping him now ...