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 food to water to immigration to women's rights to national security will require climate action, because climate is interconnected.
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Officepromotes well-being, peace, and justice throughout the world. Crucial to this effort is helping to promote mitigation to ameliorate the increasingly serious impacts of climate change with our Climate Initiative, led by the UU-UNO Climate Change Task Force. The VISION 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 consists of sparking and facilitating the creation of a national network of Climate Action Teams or CATs in UU Congregations. ClickHERE for information.
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This major Lancet article says:
"Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.
Effects of climate change on health will affect most populations...
Lima Climate Conference Dec 2014 (COP 20)Last Updated on 2014-12-14 08:54:58COP 20. Lima.
"The cornerstone for commitment to the future of our climate."
Lima Call for Climate Action - Document resulting from the conference
2013 Highlights Video
Lima Call for Climate Action
The Lima COP20 conference ended with the "Lima Call for Climate Action" document. An excellent analysis by the Carbon Brief is HERE. The document is below:
Lima Call For Climate Action 2014 UNFCCC COP20
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| Opening Keynote Addresses
| Panel 1: Putting a Price on Carbon
| Panel 2: Sustainable Investment Strategies for Adaptation & Mitigation
| Panel 3: ‘The Decarbonised City’: Enabling Sustainable Urbanisation
| Panel 4: Achieving a Low Carbon Rural Landscape
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Chad Tolman's Climate Change News feedLast Updated on 2014-11-10 19:59:52
Here is Chad Tolman's Climate Change News feed, a monthly summary of articles about energy and climate change science and policy.
Climate Change News is a monthly blog intended to keep its readers up to date on energy and climate change science, public policy, public opinion and ethics. You can find it most easily by googling "climate tolman". There are instructions at the end of any issue for how to subscribe (or unsubscribe) for automatic email delivery through Yahoo Groups.
Graph: Global warming since 1975 is clear from the measured temperature data (NASA), and is getting worse.
NGO-CSD Lima Climate Paper 2014Last Updated on 2014-11-02 20:36:21Lima Climate Conference Paper, NGO Committee for Sustainable Development
CSD_CoNGO Climate Change Paper Lima 2014 FINAL
Michael Mann - Video on Science and DenialLast Updated on 2014-10-07 16:02:04Michael Mann's AGU Chapman Conference talk (2013)
"The Battle to Communicate Climate Change: Lessons from the Front Lines"
Talk (2014): The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
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The Contrarians? Full article with referencesLast Updated on 2014-06-15 07:53:39
AKA climate science deniers or climate "faux" skeptics spread disinformation about climate and try to prevent responsible climate risk management. Information for this rather comprehensive article is drawn from the many sources and links in the text.
Who are the contrarians?
What is the contrarian Agenda?
What do contrarians Say about global warming? [The "Four Fallacy Trenches"]
What about Real Scientific Skepticism and contrarians?
What are some Contrarian Tactics and Fallacies?
What about "fringe" contrarian ideas?
Aren't there some contrarians with credentials who disproved mainstream climate science?
ANSWER = NO
The Tobacco Analogy
What do contrarians misunderstand about climate Risk Management?
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