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."
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.
Stark Introduces Carbon Tax Bill to Reduce Emissions, Deficit
CBO Says Carbon Tax is Most Economically Efficient Way to Cut Carbon Emissions
WASHINGTON October 24, 2011 -...
Marrakech 2016 Climate Conference COP22Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:16:05
Marrakech 2016 Climate Conference COP22
Start Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement
Cars form a giant ‘1.5C’ to support the goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement. 2016 World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) rally held outside the gates of the UN European headquarters in Geneva in June 2016. Photo: CVF / UNDP
Outcomes of the Marrakech Conference
MARRAKECH VISION TEXT
Document List from Marrakech
Letter to Jonathan Pershing from Peter Morales
The NGOCSD-NY Paper for the Marrakech Conference
Marrakech UUA Observer Blog
What's at Marrakech COP22
News Coverage for COP22
Outcomes of the Marrakech Conference
THE MARRAKECH COMMUNIQUE
The Marrakech Vision
World Leaders Issue Proclamation Underlining ‘Irreversible’... More »
Paris Climate Conference 2015 COP21Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:15:15
Paris Climate Conference 2015 UN-COP21
BLOG Paris Climate Conference - Click HERE
CLICK FOR: INFO, UUA Observers, NGOCSD paper, Text Paris Agreement, U.S. INDC, Ethics of INDCs - Panel, List of side events, VIDEO - How to get to 2 Degrees, NGOCSD Presentation
US Climate Special Envoy Stern on the 2015 Paris Climate Conference
Pres. Obama speaks at the Paris Climate Conference
INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS (INDCs) for the Paris Climate Conference: U.S. , CHINA , INDIA , EUROPE , OTHERS.
The United States and China Issue Joint Statement on Climate Change
U.S. and India: Climate and Clean Energy Cooperation
US and China: Climate Agreement 2014
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HERE is the list of heads of state that spoke on Nov. 30. Each has 3-5 minutes. Obama spoke at... More »
The Contrarians? Full article with referencesLast Updated on 2017-01-16 08:14:16
AKA climate science deniers or climate "faux" skeptics spread disinformation about climate and try to prevent responsible climate risk management. Information for this rather comprehensive article is drawn from the many sources and links in the text.
Who are the contrarians?
What is the contrarian Agenda?
What do contrarians Say about global warming? [The "Four Fallacy Trenches"]
What about Real Scientific Skepticism and contrarians?
What are some Contrarian Tactics and Fallacies?
What about "fringe" contrarian ideas?
Aren't there some contrarians with credentials who disproved mainstream climate science?
ANSWER = NO
The Tobacco Analogy
What do contrarians misunderstand about climate Risk Management?
or WHY CONTRARIANS ARE CLIMATE RISK... More »
Department of Defense Acknowledges Risks of Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2017-01-16 08:13:02
IS CLIMATE CHANGE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?
THE U.S. MILITARY AND MILITARY EXPERTS SAY YES!
2014 Quadrennial Defense Review
Video on the military aspects of climate change - Watch it!
Analysis (Guy Quinlan)
The Waxman-Whitehouse letter on National security and climate change
Climate Risks Relevant to Speech by John Kerry (by Climate Nexus)
2010 Quadrennial Defense Review
2014 QUADRENNIAL DEFENSE REVIEW
Full text is HERE. Quotes from the review are below:
"The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities."
"Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As... More »
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