The VISION of the UU-UNO Climate Change Initiative is a world with mitigated climate change viable for us and future generations. The MISSION is to provide motivation for climate action. The Climate Change Initiative is carried out by the Climate Change Task Force. The Climate Portal you are reading is the main vehicle for communication.
The UU-UNO acts in conjunction with organizations at the UN, in particular, the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, CoNGO NY. This committee produced the document "Climate Change: A Discussion Paper" which was hand-delivered to leaders at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, presented at the Klimaforum, and supported by over 100 NGOs. The statement was updated for the subsequent Cancun, Durban, Doha, and Warsaw Climate Conferences and distributed.
A major part of the Climate Initiative has been the construction of this UU-UNO Climate Portal, with extensive information on a wide range of climate topics collected from reliable sources.
The UU-UNO has a goal to get climate "back on the front page" with the specific goal of UUs implementing the UUA 2006 Statement of Conscience: "Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change". The UU-UNO participates in collaborative efforts with other UU environmental groups. Members of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative give climate talks at UU congregations and at UU-UNO climate program events. The UU-UNO has made suggestions for unified action on climate change by UUs.
The UU-UNO Climate Change Task Force CCTF carrying out the UU-UNO Climate Initiative has an Executive Committee comprised of former UU-UNO Board members Dr. Jan Dash (Chair), Pamela V'Combe, Kent Price (former Board VP), Larry Danos, and Steve Wade in addition to UU-UNO Director Bruce Knotts. Other CCTF members include Guy Quinlan, Doug Stewart, Natalie Shuttleworth, Rev. Earl Koteen, and Mark Swirsky. Advisers to the CCTF are Prof. Tony Broccoli (Rutgers University, our scientific adviser), Dr. Paul Dash (our climate/health adviser), and Joel DeWitt (our computer technology adviser). Our Youth Co-ordinator is Ryan Dash.
The UU-UNO has a program for climate interns who are adjunct members of the CCTF. Our current intern is Caroline Achstatter. Previous interns included Maria Dahlmann, Molly Perchlik, and Andrea Parente.
Dr. Jan Dash is the Managing Editor for this website, the UU-UNO Climate Portal. HERE is his bio.
John Cook, author of the effective anti-climate-misinformation website SkepticalScience.com has won the 2011 Eureka Prize for advancement of Climate...
The Contrarians? Full article with referencesLast Updated on 2014-04-18 12:51:31
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?
or WHY CONTRARIANS ARE CLIMATE RISK... More »
Mother Earth vs. World's People - a play about climate changeLast Updated on 2014-02-16 08:42:35This is a great play about climate change by Doug Stewart,
an author, playwright, director and performer, as well as a business team and management consultant. Doug is a board member of Senior Theatre USA, and an Honorary Board Member of the Santa Fe (New Mexico) Playhouse. He is also a member of the UU-UNO Climate Advisory Group. The play is a 350.org recommended resource. HERE is advice on staging the play, as well as a prologue from Bill McKibben.
And here is the whole play, which can be downloaded. Why not perform it?
Mother Earth vs. World's People - a play by Doug Stewart
Climate Action Team BlogLast Updated on 2013-12-14 09:19:28
UU CLIMATE ACTION TEAMS BLOG
PLEASE SHARE YOUR ACTIVITIES WITH OTHERS
For information on Climate Action Teams (CATs) click HERE.
To register your CAT click HERE.
To post something, you need to first join the Climate Portal.
From Doug Stewart, UU-UNO Climate Advisory Group, here is a great outline on advice for CATs to be successful:
Climate Action Team skills Doug Stewart .pdf
From Larry Danos and the San Francisco UU Climate Action Team:
CAT and Community Actions at SFUU
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