We have a moral, ethical, and survival imperative to learn about climate change / global warming, and to act appropriately and decisive
ly. 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."
What's the Climate Problem? What can We Do?
Global warming, the upward climate change trend of average global temperatures notably since 1975exists, is due to us humans, and in the absence of substantial action will increase. Climate change / global warming impactsare 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 tonon-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 ClimateRisk Management. Success means implementing a portfolio of actions. There is no silver bullet.
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.
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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.
THE DOHA CLIMATE CONFERENCE
was the successor to the Copenhagen (2009), Cancun (2010), and Durban (2011) climate conferences. It was officially the 18th session of the...
Blog, Info - Marrakech 2016 Climate Conference COP22Last Updated on 2016-10-25 07:29:00
Blog and Information for the Marrakech Climate Conference COP22 (7-18 November 2016)
The NGOCSD-NY Paper for the Marrakech Conference
Observer Blog Comments
All about Marrakech COP22
NGOCSD-NY Paper for the Marrakech Conference
This is the 8th annual paper started at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference. It is distributed to a wide audience, including climate negotiators. Here is the text:
NGOCSD-NY Climate Change Paper Marrakech COP22 2016 FINAL
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Observer Blog Comments
Posts from observers to the Conference as they are received
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All About Marrakech COP22
Venue and Logistics
Mandated and Other Events
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Global Climate Action Champions
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Climate Signals (Impacts) TwitterLast Updated on 2016-10-24 10:14:57HERE is the Climate Signals Twitter link. Climate Signals is a database of climate change impacts organized as a hierarchy. HERE is a video describing how it works.
NGO-CSD Lima Climate Paper 2014Last Updated on 2016-10-24 10:09:11Lima Climate Conference Paper, NGO Committee for Sustainable Development
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