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We have a moral, ethical, and survival imperative to learn about climate change / global warming, and to act appropriately and decisively. This imperative derives from people living today and all those who will follow us. We must not have future generations say, of us: "They refused to learn" or "they knew but did not act."

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” (A. Einstein)

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What's the Climate Problem? What can We Do?

Global warming, the upward climate change trend of average global temperatures notably since 1975 exists, is due to us humans, and in the absence of substantial action will increase. Climate change / global warming impacts are seen now, and will be increasingly harmful to lives, peace, and justice, worldwide - if we do not act sufficiently. Without action there will be no safe haven, not even for the U.S. The preservation of a livable world for all, climate justice (the poor and vulnerable will get hit hardest), and intergenerational equity (our grandchildren will suffer) are at stake. Lasting solutions to issues of great concern, from food to water to immigration to women's rights to national security to species extinctions all require climate action, because climate is interconnected with all these issues.

It is not too late to mitigate global warming/climate change. The worst climate impacts can be avoided if we act now, responsibly and vigorously. It is cheaper and more humane to act now, relieving fellow citizens of the earth now and our descendants later by reducing destructive climate impacts. There are many positive opportunities. We can move into a new era transitioning to non-fossil energies, stimulating economies and creating jobs with better technology, reducing harmful climate impacts due to burning fossil fuels. Some adaptation will also be necessary. The framework being increasingly adopted is Climate Risk Management. Success means implementing a portfolio of actions. There is no silver bullet. 

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ACTION - You can help with CLIMATE CHANGE 

 

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CLIMATE CONFERENCES

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Citizens' Climate Lobby: Carbon FEE and DIVIDEND

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Business, Economics, and Climate Change 

Henry Paulson: "We’re staring down a climate bubble that poses enormous risks to both our environment and economy"

BUSINESS CLIMATE LEADERS

Business Climate Leaders engages and collaborates with leading companies in educating Congress on the imperative to act without delay on federal carbon pricing.

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EDUCATION on CLIMATE CHANGE

KIDS' cornerBIG KIDS' cornerTEACHER climate resources

Dr. KATHARINE HAYHOE: 'WHAT IS GLOBAL WARMING?' CLICK 

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Sustainable Development Goals - Climate Action is #13

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CLIMATE FACTS and REPORTS

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EDITOR'S CORNER

'Climate Change Risk Management ' (Chapter 53, book 2nd Ed, 2016)

Climate Change Risk Management and the Paris Agreement - Talk by Jan Dash

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MUSIC AND CLIMATE

How about if we SING FOR THE CLIMATE

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CLIMATE HUMOR

How About some FUN? BABY ELEPHANTS teach CLIMATE DIPLOMACY - CLICK HERE

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CLIMATE SCIENCE CORNER

LATEST NASA DATA - RECENT GLOBAL WARMING IS A FACT

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CO2 IS NOW THE HIGHEST IN 800,000 YEARS

None of our ancestors had to live with this

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Here's the Bloomberg Carbon Clock showing CO2 

Click HERE - technical paper behind the Carbon Clock

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CLIMATE CONTRARIAN CORNER

Climate contrarians aka "deniers or faux-skeptics" obstruct action on climate change, which poses substantial risk to humanity. Working with right-wing think tanks, media and politicians, contrarians attack climate science and climate risk management. Contrarian/denier fake-science fallacies made up by mavericks and charlatans are loudly broadcast using earlier tobacco industry tactics. Many climate science deniers and climate risk deniers are funded by libertarian political groups and by fossil fuel interests afraid of losing wealth due to stranded carbon assets. Who is in the photo above? More on contrarians HERE. 

Climate scientists are courageously fighting back and climate risk management advocates are speaking out

CONTRARIAN NEWS

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VISION, MISSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, ABOUT US

Our VISION is a world with mitigated climate change viable for us and future generations.

Our MISSION is to provide motivation for climate risk-management action. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThanks to Trunity for providing the software platform, and thanks to our readers for continuing to check out climate information and issues. 

ABOUT US: The Climate Portal provides wide-ranging information on climate change from reliable sources - written and Internet. There are 400 content items: topics (click upper left) and articles (click below). Listed "authors" generally only summarize/link content from sources. Dr. Jan Dash is the volunteer Managing Editor (climate bio HERE). The Climate Portal doesn't receive outside funding. The Climate Portal started in 2009 as the "UU-UNO Climate Portal" as part of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative

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