The CLIMATE PORTAL

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, 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 health 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 climate actions. There is no silver bullet. 

People of conscience and faith are standing up for climate action

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CLIMATE ACTIONS WE CAN DO 

ALERT: OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK OUT ON TRUMP'S EPA PROPOSED REPEAL OF THE CLEAN POWER PLAN - CLICK

Public Comments Deadline is Dec 15, 2017. Ref: epa-hq-oar-2017-0355

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CLIMATE NEWS

NEWS LOG - PAGE TWO

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CLIMATE CONFERENCES

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US POLITICAL ACTION ON CLIMATE

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Carbon FEE and DIVIDEND

Climate Solutions Caucus

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BUSINESS AND CLIMATE ACTION   

NEWS: Dutch Regulator Warns Banks and Insurers to Factor in Climate Change 

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EDUCATION on CLIMATE CHANGE

KIDS' cornerBIG KIDS' cornerTEACHER resources

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Sustainable Development Goals SDGs 

Climate Action connected with Environmental, Social Justice 

MISSION 2020

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CLIMATE REPORTS

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EDITOR'S CORNER

Interview: "Why we need to act on climate change now"

Jan Dash climate Interview - Ilene Carrie  

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'Climate Change Risk Management ' (Ch. 53 of book)

Climate Change Risk Management and the Paris Agreement - Talk 

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"The Climate Portal and Climate Risk Management" - Interview 

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CLIMATE HUMOR

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

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CLIMATE SCIENCE CORNER 

GLOBAL WARMING IS A FACT

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CLIMATE CONTRARIAN CORNER

Climate contrarians aka "climate deniers or faux-skeptics" obstruct and/or cancel needed action on climate change, posing substantial risk to humanity. With right-wing think tanks, media and politicians, contrarians attack climate science and climate risk management. Contrarian content is scientifically wrong and generally intellectually bankrupt. Contrarian/denier fake-science fallacies made up by mavericks and charlatans are loudly broadcast using earlier tobacco industry tactics. Many deniers of climate science climate risk management are funded by right-wing libertarian groups and also by fossil fuel interests afraid of losing wealth due to stranded carbon assets. More on contrarians. Contrarian NEWS

 

SPEAK UP AGAINST OBSTRUCTION OF CLIMATE ACTION BY CLIMATE CONTRARIANS/DENIERS - PROTECT THE FUTURE FOR US, OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN  

Trump, Denial, and Dangerous Climate Change Risk   

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CLIMATE PORTAL VISION, MISSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, ABOUT US

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

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Thanks 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 extensive information on climate change from reliable sources - written, Internet. There are around 400 climate items: Topics (click upper left) and Articles (click below). Listed "authors" generally summarize/link content from sources. "Climate Portal Statements" are editorial. Dr. Jan Dash is the volunteer Managing Editor (climate bio is HERE). The Climate Portal doesn't receive outside funding. The Climate Portal began as the "UU-UNO Climate Portal" in 2009, as part of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative

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Trump, Denial, and Dangerous Climate Change Last Updated on 2017-10-20 16:38:00     TRUMP AND HIS IGNORANT CLIMATE-SCIENCE-DENYING ADMINISTRATION MAKE RISKY DANGEROUS CLIMATE RISK WORSE Trump Exits Paris Agreement Trump Executive Order on Climate Climate Budget Cuts and Attacks on EPA, NASA, NOAA EPA Information Suppression Who is Trump, really? (Opera vs. Trump, Psychopathy ...) Trump administration and climate change denial   S. Pruitt, R. Tillerson, R. Perry, Other Trump Environment Admin, J. Mattis    Trump's Dangerous Climate Anti-Science Voting in 2016 and Climate Change Risk In-Depth Coverage of Climate Contrarians/Deniers - click HERE.  The picture of the dunce cap above is intentional. Below is another picture that may unfortunately characterize the growing impacts of climate change due to the Trump administration's dangerous and ignorant... More »
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