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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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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 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 actions. There is no silver bullet. 

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THE TIME FOR CLIMATE ACTION IS NOW 

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CLIMATE CONFERENCES

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US POLITICAL ACTION ON CLIMATE

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Carbon FEE and DIVIDEND

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Business, Economics, and Climate Change 

Henry Paulson: "We’re staring down a climate bubble that poses enormous risks to both our environment and economy"

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TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE-RELATED FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

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BUSINESS CLIMATE LEADERS

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EDUCATION on CLIMATE CHANGE

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MISSION 2020

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Sustainable Development Goals SDGs 

Climate Action links with Environmental / Social Justice

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CLIMATE FACTS and REPORTS

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EDITOR'S CORNER

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

'Climate Change Risk Management ' (Chapter 53)

Climate Change Risk Management and the Paris Agreement - Talk 

 

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MUSIC AND CLIMATE

How about if we SING FOR THE CLIMATE

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CLIMATE HUMOR

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

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And what about JOHN OLIVER

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CLIMATE SCIENCE CORNER

HERE ARE THE DATA - GLOBAL WARMING IS A FACT

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CO2 IS NOW THE HIGHEST IN 800,000 YEARS

None of our ancestors had to live with this

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Here's the Bloomberg Carbon Clock showing CO2 

Click HERE - technical paper behind the Carbon Clock

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CLIMATE CONTRARIAN CORNER

Climate contrarians aka "climate deniers or faux-skeptics" obstruct and cancel needed action on climate change, which poses substantial risk to humanity. With right-wing think tanks, media and politicians, contrarians attack climate science and climate risk management. The content pushed by climate contrarians is generally scientifically wrong and 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

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VISION, MISSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, ABOUT US

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. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThanks 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 wide-ranging information on climate change from reliable sources - written, Internet. There are around 400 items. Topics (click upper left), 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 HERE). The Climate Portal doesn't receive outside funding. The Climate Portal began in 2009 as the "UU-UNO Climate Portal" as part of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative

Site disclaimer, terms, usage conditions. Blog comments are subject to moderation. Send communication HEREGoogle Analytics. Developers. Website membersSite map. Copyright J. Dash 2017.

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