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."
Climate change / global warming impactsare seen now, and will be increasingly severe and negative to lives, peace, and justice, worldwide. There is no safe haven, not even for the US. Preservation (there will devastating consequences), social justice (the poor will get hit hardest), and intergenerational equity (our grandchildren will suffer) are at stake unless we act. Lasting solutions to many issues from immigration to women's rights to national security will require climate action, because climate is interconnected.
On the positive side, we can move into a new era withnon-fossil energies, stimulating economies and creating jobs with better technology, without the huge climate costs of fossil fuels.
Unfortunately, "contrarians/deniers/faux-skeptics"are attacking climate science and spreading disinformation with the goal of stopping climate action. Some climate science deniers are funded by vested fossil fuel interests afraid of losing wealth due to potential stranded assets. Denier pseudo-science fallacies are loudly broadcast by right-wing media, using earlier tobacco lobby tactics to sow doubt on science. Climate scientists are courageously fighting back.
This UU-UNO Climate Portal has the information you need to understand and act.Topics to left (What we can do, climate science, impacts, Kids Corner, lots more).
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Officepromotes well-being, peace, and justicethroughout the world. Crucial to this effort is combating the impacts of the man-made global warming trend of climate change. The VISION of the UU-UNO Climate Change Initiative is a world with mitigated climate change viable for us and future generations. The MISSION is to provide motivation for climate action. An ambitious PROJECT underway is sparking the creation of a network of Climate Action Teams in UU Congregations. ClickHERE for information.
The Contrarians? Full essay with referencesLast Updated on 2013-05-05 at 22:06
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