We have a moral and ethical 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 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. Climate change will increasingly impact issues from immigration to women's rights to national security to survival. 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 will require climate action. Climate change is interconnected from global to local.
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. Their pseudo-science fallacies are loudly broadcast by right-wing media. Climate scientists are 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. The GOALS and ACTIVITIES of the mission to achieve the vision are in the Overview and Strategic Plan. ClickHERE for information.
Reports from the Durban Climate Conference 2011
Background information for Durban is HERE.
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The Contrarians? Full essay with referencesLast Updated on 2013-05-05 at 22:06
or climate science deniers, or faux-skeptics spread disinformation about climate and try to prevent responsible climate risk management. This... More »
CO2 on Trial by Michael TobisLast Updated on 2013-04-27 at 11:16
"The carbon problem should not be handled as a prosecution. It is a risk management issue. This should take it out of the domain of courtroom drama and into the tedium of... More »