Adaptation to climate change / global warming will be needed along with mitigation. Because impacts are already being observed and because the ocean takes a long time to heat up, mitigation - although crucial - will not be enough. Adaptation unfortunately will not be a simple matter. The human race is no longer composed of small groups of hunter-gatherers, but billions of people generally living in highly arranged societies with limited mobility. The worse the impacts of global warming, the more difficult adaptation will be.
We should start planning for adaptation now, along with mitigation to try to lessen the impact of global warming. However, adaptation should not be used as an excuse not to mitigate global warming.
A great website is "weADAPT" that "is an online ‘open space’ on climate adaptation issues and synergies with mitigation which allows practitioners, researchers and policy makers to access credible, high quality information and to share experiences and lessons learnt. "
US Senate Climate/Energy Legislation Update
Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act bill released today 12 May 2010; Ref: HERE.
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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.
Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration)Last Updated on 2014-04-26 18:04:44
Carbon capture and storage (sequestration) or CCS
Background on CCS
Will We Really Need Carbon Sequestration? Yes. Why?
BUT there is a Big Caveat - we can't use CCS as an excuse not to mitigate directly
What does Jim Hansen say?
More Information for point carbon capture and storage
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR; Non-point capture)
Agriculture and Forestry Sequestration
What about Hemp for sequestration?
What about Biochar for sequestration?
Genetically engineered Bacteria and CCS
And What About China's Use of Coal without sequestration?
Other Examples of Carbon Sequestration
Videos on CCS and coal plants
References for Carbon Sequestration
Background on CCS
Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) is a set of technologies... More »
Gender and Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2014-03-11 19:28:53
Women and Climate Change
Global Gender and Climate Alliance GGCA
Secretary's International Fund for Women and Girls: Climate Change
NGO Women and Climate
UU-UNO Panel: Women and Climate Change
CSO Net (Civil Society Network)
Paper by Kent Price, Winner of the UU-UNO 2012 Greeley Award
ECOSOC 2011 document
Secretary's International Fund for Women and Girls
Christiana Figueres is Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She had been a member of the Costa Rican negotiating team since 1995, involved in both UNFCC and Kyoto Protocol negotiations. She has... More »
Quick one-liner rebuttals to contrarian claimsLast Updated on 2014-02-15 19:58:49
Here is a list of quick one-line rebuttals to over 100 fallacious claims by contrarians/skeptics on the popular Skeptical Science website. They rebuttals are not intended to be complete, but simply to enable the respondent to "bat the ball back over the net" in an informal encounter with someone quoting a contrarian claim. As described HERE, most of these one-liners were written by Dr. Jan Dash, Chair of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative, with some editing by John Cook, author of Skeptical Science. Details on the science at Skeptical Science are obtained by clicking on the one-line responses.
In THIS document of some historical interest (online HERE), the first line in a response labeled JWD is the one-liner summarizing the science by Jan Dash. The next lines labeled JC are the summary responses by John Cook, which he... More »
Youth BlogLast Updated on 2014-01-25 18:57:45 Hey Everyone
This is your chance to post comments on this Youth Blog for action on climate change and global warming, under the Youth Column. To post, you just have to become a member of this UU-UNO Climate Portal.
What's the picture? It's the jet stream, a weather phenomenon. Although weather and climate are not the same, it is becoming clear that global warming is destabilizing the jet stream and contributing to more extreme weather.
Anyway - what do you want to talk about?
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