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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."

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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, 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. 

Many people of conscience are indeed standing up for climate action.

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PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE BLOG

We need to replace the "road to Paris" with the "superhighway from Paris" to implement the Paris agreement and carry on with climate action

 

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The Paris Pledge for Action

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Special Envoy Stern on Outcome of 2015 U.N. Climate Conference

 

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Pres. Obama speaks at the Paris Climate Conference

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POPE SETS MORAL TONE ON CLIMATE

POPE: CLIMATE CHANGE CANNOT BE LEFT TO A FUTURE GENERATION

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CLIMATE NEWS

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CLIMATE JUSTICE - BALI PRINCIPLES (2002)

Bali Principles of Climate Justice 2002

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: #13 IS CLIMATE ACTION

 NOTABLE CLIMATE QUOTE

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UU CLIMATE ACTION

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STATE and LOCAL CLIMATE ACTION

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EDUCATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

KIDS' corner, BIG KIDS' corner, TEACHER climate resources

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ACTION: ASK PHILANTHROPISTS: Climate Breakthrough Now!

Association for the Tree of Life

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CONTRARIAN CORNER

Unfortunately, influential "contrarians/deniers/faux-skeptics" attack climate science and climate risk management, and spreading disinformation with the goal of stopping climate action. Denier pseudo-science fallacies are loudly broadcast by right-wing media, using earlier tobacco industry tactics to sow doubt. 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. Climate scientists are courageously fighting back and responsible climate risk management advocates are speaking out. Contrarian coverage HERE.

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Michael Mann - Attacks On The Global Warming Consensus

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What about a Price on Climate Denial (click HERE for Video)

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CLIMATE CHANGE RISK MANAGEMENT

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CLIMATE REPORTS

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CLIMATE INTERVIEW

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How about if we SING FOR THE CLIMATE

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CLIMATE SCIENCE CORNER

CO2 IS NOW THE HIGHEST IN 800,000 YEARS

None of our ancestors had to live with this

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IMPACT OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM CARBON DIOXIDE

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CLIMATE HUMOR

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

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CLIMATE PORTAL: VISION, MISSION, HISTORY

The VISION of the Climate Portal is a world with mitigated climate change viable for us and future generations. The MISSION is to provide motivation for climate action.

HISTORY: The Climate Portal started in 2009 as the UU-UNO Climate Portal to bring you soup-to-nuts climate information and updates, with professional presentation of material from reliable sources. Thanks to Trunity for providing the software platform and thanks to our readers for continuing to check out climate information and issues.

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Dr. Jan Dash is the volunteer Managing Editor for the Climate Portal. HERE is his climate bio.

Page updated: 07Feb2016.

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