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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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Hurricane Sandy's danger - Storm Surge

GLOBAL WARMING MAKES HURRICANES WORSE

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 acting on climate - CLICK for details

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” (A. Einstein)

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CLIMATE ACTIONS WE CAN DO 

Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act HR7173 is Introduced - Call your representative and ask him/her to sign on 

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CLIMATE PORTAL VISION, MISSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, ABOUT US

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HEADLINES

The Environmental Legacy of President George H.W. Bush

Solving Our Climate Crisis, A National Town Hall: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) - click

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CLIMATE NEWS and ANALYSES

NEWS LOG PAGE TWO - CLICK   

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CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

ON NOW: Katowice International Climate Change Conference COP24 – Dec. 3-14, 2018

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors

Prof. Michael Mann on refusal of US, Russia, Saudi Arabia to "welcome" the IPCC 1.5o report

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SCENARIOS FORUM - March, 2019

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The Annual Climate Leadership Conference brings together influential climate, energy, and sustainability professionals from around the globe to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Join us for the 7th event to collaborate with an unparalleled group of experts and thought leaders, learn about cutting-edge carbon and energy practices, and navigate the climate policy landscape.

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The Ceres Conference 2019 will bring together more than 600 influential investors, senior corporate executives,  policy makers   and  capital market leaders to reaffirm the business case for sustainability and share best practices to empower leadership, build solutions, and drive change.

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MORE ACTION ON CLIMATE

US Climate Alliance Report - States Take the Lead

Solar Energy Deployment

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BUSINESS AND CLIMATE ACTION - CLICK

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EDUCATION on CLIMATE CHANGE

KIDS' corner, BIG KIDS' corner, TEACHER resources

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The Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and Climate Change

Climate Action is interconnected with Environmental & Social Justice

Climate change presents the single biggest threat to development, and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable. Urgent action to combat climate change and minimize its disruptions is integral to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. (Report of the Secretary-General, "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals", E/2016/75)

Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals Seminar -VIDEO

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CLIMATE SCIENCE CORNER

VIDEO: 168 years of climate change in two minutes - CLICK

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Where has CO2 been coming from and where has it been going?

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What did scientists know about global warming and when did they know it?

30 years after Hansen’s testimony - HE WAS RIGHT

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TV Meteorologists Warming to Climate Science

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GLOBAL WARMING IS A FACT (NASA SURFACE TEMPERATURE DATA)

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CLIMATE REPORTS AND ANALYSES

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EDITOR'S CORNER

' Climate Change Risk Management ' (Ch. 53)

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INTERVIEW 

Q&A: Here’s what Houston can expect from climate change 

 

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CLIMATE CONTRARIAN/DENIER CORNER

Climate contrarians aka "climate deniers or faux-skeptics" obstruct and/or cancel needed action on climate change, posing substantial risk to humanity. Aided by right-wing institutions, think tanks, media and politicians, contrarians/deniers attack climate science and climate risk management. Contrarian/denier content is scientifically wrong, contains logical errors (e.g. faulty generalization from cherry-picked data), and is generally intellectually bankrupt. Contrarian/denier fake-science fallacies and flimsy arguments made up by mavericks and charlatans are loudly broadcast by right-wing media using earlier tobacco industry propaganda tactics. Contrarian/denier content does not constitute legitimate scientific, economic, or policy discourse. Many deniers of climate science or deniers of climate risk management are and/or have been funded by fossil fuel interests, which are afraid of losing wealth due to stranded carbon assets. Right-wing contrarian/denier ideologues politicize climate science, lowball climate risk, and oppose climate mitigation. The US federal government is now run by climate science deniers and climate risk deniers - they ignore fundamental risk management principles. Our descendants, if hit by devastating climate impacts that could have been prevented, will regard this contrarian/denier obstruction as criminal.  

Contrarians/Deniers - In-Depth Analysis on the Climate Portal - HERE 

TRUMP, DENIAL, and DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE: BAD FOR YOU, WORSE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Trump Admin's Unethical Anti-Climate-Action Policy in Federal Agencies - Details

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Carl Sagan on Science Denial

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Trump / Climate Science Denial / Climate Risk Denial ITEMS

More Climate Contrarian/Denier NEWS - HERE

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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 and global warming from reliable sources (written, Internet): Topics (click, look upper left) and Articles (click, look below). Listed "authors" generally summarize/link content from sources. The Climate Portal doesn't receive outside funding. This site began as the "UU-UNO Climate Portal" in 2009, part of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative.

Dr. Jan Dash is the volunteer Managing Editor (climate bio HERE). 

Site disclaimer, terms, usage conditions. Blog comments are subject to moderation. Send communication HERE. Google Analytics. Developers. Website members. Site map. Copyright: J. Dash Consultants LLC. Last update 12Dec.2018. 

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