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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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CLIMATE HEADLINE

GLOBAL CLIMATE LEADERSHIP in Democratic Platform- WATCH HERE

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CLIMATE QUOTE

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CLIMATE RISK TOPS WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM GLOBAL RISK REPORT

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PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE BLOG

PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Replace the "road to Paris" with the "superhighway from Paris" to implement the Paris agreement and carry on with climate action!!

SIGN THE PARIS PLEDGE

The Paris Pledge for Action

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CLIMATE NEWS

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CLIMATE ANALYSIS

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Here's the Bloomberg Carbon Clock

Click here for the technical paper behind the Clock

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Citizens Climate Lobby

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**REMI Report - Carbon Fee and Dividend will CREATE jobs

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EDUCATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

KIDS' corner, BIG KIDS' corner, TEACHER climate resources

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ACTION: ASK PHILANTHROPISTS: Climate Breakthrough Now!

Association for the Tree of Life

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CLIMATE CHANGE RISK MANAGEMENT

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CLIMATE REPORTS

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EDITOR'S CORNER

Climate Change Risk Management and the Paris Agreement Talk by Jan Dash

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MUSIC AND CLIMATE CORNER

How about if we SING FOR THE CLIMATE

Here's some Music for Meditation on Climate

 

Schubert, Piano Trio in E-flat major, 2nd mvt. performed by the Atlantis Trio

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CLIMATE SCIENCE CORNER

CO2 IS NOW THE HIGHEST IN 800,000 YEARS

None of our ancestors had to live with this

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THIS IS SCARY: The Wheelchair and Climate Tipping Points

FIGURE CAPTION: Shown is the global-mean surface temperature evolution from the Last Glacial Maximum through the Holocene, based on palaeoclimatic proxy data (grey and light blue lines, with the purple and blue shading showing one standard deviation), instrumental measurements since 1750 AD (HadCRUT data, black line) and different global warming scenarios for the future. Threshold ranges for crossing various tipping points where major subsystems of the climate system are destabilized have been added. The range for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has been adapted to account for the observation that part of it has probably tipped already. THC, thermohaline circulation; ENSO, El Niño–Southern Oscillation; EAIS, East Antarctic Ice Sheet. [From:  Why the right climate target was agreed in Paris]

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Dr. Jim Hansen on Sea Level Rise

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IMPACT OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM CARBON DIOXIDE

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CONTRARIAN CORNER

Contrarians obstruct action on climate change, and this obstruction poses substantial risk to humanity. Influential "contrarians/deniers/faux-skeptics", often working closely with right-wing think tanks, attack climate science and climate risk management. Contrarian/denier pseudo-science fallacies are loudly broadcast by right-wing media, using earlier tobacco industry tactics. Many climate science deniers and climate risk deniers are funded by libertarian political groups and by fossil fuel interests afraid of losing wealth due to stranded carbon assets. Climate scientists are courageously fighting back and responsible climate risk management advocates are speaking out. For more on contrarians click HERE.

CONTRARIAN NEWS

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Problem of Pseudoscience - Caltech Commencement Address 2016

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Bob Ward on Exxon Climate Misinformation

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Frontline Report on Exxon Mobil

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Attacks On The Global Warming Consensus (M. Mann)

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What about a Price on Climate Denial (VIDEO HERE)

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CLIMATE HUMOR

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

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CLIMATE PORTAL: VISION, MISSION, HISTORY

The VISION of the Climate Portal is a world with mitigated climate change viable for us and future generations. The MISSION is to provide motivation for climate action.

HISTORY: The Climate Portal started in 2009 as the UU-UNO Climate Portal to bring you climate information and updates, with professional presentation of material from reliable sources. Thanks to Trunity for providing the software platform and thanks to our readers for continuing to check out climate information and issues.  UU-UNO climate links that used to be on the main page are now HERE

Dr. Jan Dash is the volunteer Managing Editor for the Climate Portal. HERE is his climate bio.  The Climate Portal does not receive any outside funding.

MISC: Site disclaimer, terms and usage conditions. Blog comments as per these conditions may be moderated. Listed "authors" of content generally only summarize and/or link content from other sources (written and Internet). Send communication HERE. Google Analytics. For developers. Website members. Site map. Page last updated: 9July2016

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