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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 standing up for climate action.

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

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CLIMATE ACTIONS WE CAN DO

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LATEST CLIMATE NEWS / ANALYSIS

 

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Prof. Michael Mann receives the AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award from AAAS president, Susan Hockfield

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CITIZENS AND SCIENTISTS MUST STAND UP FOR U.S. SCIENCE (C. Manski, B. Santer, R. Weymann - members National Academy of Sciences) 

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CONFERENCES

CLIMATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, Denver CO - MARCH 2018

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AgMIP CONFERENCE, Costa Rica - April 2018

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Oxford Spring School in Ecological Economics, UK - April 2018

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U.S. ACTION ON CLIMATE

US Climate Alliance Report - States Take the Lead

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BUSINESS AND CLIMATE ACTION - CLICK

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GRASS ROOTS CLIMATE ACTION

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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)

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CLIMATE SCIENCE CORNER

GLOBAL WARMING IS A FACT (NASA SURFACE TEMPERATURE DATA)

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CLIMATE REPORTS

IPCC AR5 Authoritative LATEST CLIMATE REPORTS

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EDITOR'S CORNER

' Climate Change Risk Management ' (Ch. 53)

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CLIMATE CONTRARIAN 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 think tanks, media and politicians, contrarians attack climate science and climate risk management. Contrarian 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 tactics. Many deniers of climate science or deniers of climate risk management are funded by fossil fuel interests, afraid of losing wealth due to stranded carbon assets. Right-wing ideologues politicize climate science, lowball climate risk, and oppose climate mitigation. Our descendants looking back may well regard the current destructive contrarian/denier obstruction as criminal.

Read about contrarians on the Climate Portal HERE. Contrarian NEWS is HERE.

 

TRUMP, DENIAL, and DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE: BAD FOR YOU, WORSE FOR YOUR CHILDREN IF WE DO NOT ACT

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse - Time to Wake Up: Exxon, RICO, and the Right-Wing Tempest

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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 from reliable sources (written, Internet): Topics (click, look upper left) and Articles (click, look below). Listed "authors" generally summarize/link content from sources. Dr. Jan Dash is the volunteer Managing Editor (climate bio HERE). The Climate Portal doesn't receive monetary funding. This site began as the "UU-UNO Climate Portal" in 2009, part of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative.

Site disclaimer, terms, usage conditions. Blog comments are subject to moderation. Send communication HERE. Google Analytics. Developers. Website members. Site map. Copyright J. Dash. Last update 18Feb2018. 

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