"This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a liveable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation."
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Climate Levels Graphs
World's Remaining Carbon Budget
This Carbon Clock shows how much time left until CO2 budget is depleted for 1.5°C and 2°C, respectively.
Source: Mercator Research Institute On Global Commons and Climate Change
Possible Future Global Temperature Changes
Source: The Washington Post
Read the article and view the visual that shows the consequences of the choices and actions taken now in reducing [greenhouse gas] emissions for generations now and in the future, for our children.
See IPCC Final Climate Change Report for more details.
This Is What The Future Looks Like
Why The World is Getting Hotter
Don't Choose Extinction
Climate fight Inspired by Teenage Swede
This year has seen activists step up their protests over climate change, calling on their governments to do much more. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, their demonstrations have come as temperature records were being set in scores of countries across the globe. …
Impact of Climate Change Poster
The TED Countdown
YouTube Originals presents the TED Countdown Global Livestream, an empowering event laying out a credible and realistic pathway to a net-zero future. Watch now and take action on climate change.
Combining new TED Talks with live performances, short films, expert conversations and more, this event is intended to vividly explain the climate crisis, focusing on solutions and calling for leaders and citizens everywhere to step up.
Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world -- a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone. Every person, organization, company, city and nation is invited to collaborate with Countdown and take action on climate. It is a movement open to everyone -- and everyone has a vital role to play.
The History of Energy Transitions
Over the last 200 years, how we’ve gotten our energy has changed drastically. These changes were driven by innovations like the steam engine, oil lamps, internal combustion engines, and the wide-scale use of electricity. The shift from a primarily agrarian global economy to an industrial one called for new sources to provide more efficient energy inputs.
What Do The Scientists Have To Say?(Tap/Click to access)
Their mission is the: protection and preservation of Life on Earth
At some point we realize that humanity has strayed down a rabbit hole from which it cannot seem to emerge. This quagmire is the belief in the idea of Consumerism, with its cast of advertising executives, bankers and economists, corporate CEOs, politicians, etc. We have evolved a defective ‘operating system’ that insists on infinite, accelerating economic growth despite the ecological costs – namely the destruction of Nature. Those who have signed or endorsed the Scientists’ Warning through this website have displayed a clear understanding of what is wrong and how we must head to avoid the worst of ecological destabilization that we have inflicted on Mother Earth. We are all therefore de facto members of what we are calling the Union of Concerned Citizens of Earth.
The AWS is a new international assembly of scientists, which is independent of both governmental and non-governmental organizations and corporations. We submit, that in order to prevent widespread misery caused by catastrophic damage to the biosphere, humanity must practice more environmentally sustainable alternative to business-as-usual. Our vital importance and role comes from scientists' unique responsibility as stewards of human knowledge and champions of evidence-based decision-making. The main goal of the AWS is to be a collective international voice of many scientists regarding global climate and environmental trends and how to turn accumulated knowledge into action.
Scientists' Warning at Foresight Group, EU Commission
Science based facts about Global Warming hosted by UPFSI, the United Planet Faith & Science Initiative, which unites prominent religious figures and leading scientists to speak out together and mobilize action for ecological sustainability. An interesting concept. To find out more about UPFSI and view other videos go HERE.
23 Ways to Spot Misleading Science Information
This Critical Thinking About Climate video explains 23 rhetorical techniques used in misinformation. Understanding the techniques of science denial is like a universal vaccine against misinformation. Once you know these red flags, you’ll be able to spot attempts to mislead you.
For more info on the logical fallacies and rhetorical techniques in science misinformation, see The 5 Techniques of Science Denial
The Forgotten Oil Ads That Told Us Climate Change Was Nothing
Why is meaningful action to avert the climate crisis proving so difficult? It is, at least in part, because of ads. Since the 1980s, fossil fuel firms have run ads touting climate denial messages – many of which they’d now like us to forget. Check out the visual guide.
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The Truth About the Environmental Paw Print of Dogs (and Cats) — and how to reduce it | Ideas.Ted.com | Sep 30, 2021
Rebound in carbon emissions expected in 2021 after fall caused by Covid | The Guardian | Dec 11, 2020
SUVs and Private Flights: Richest 1% Account for More Carbon Emissions Than Poorest 50% |World Economic Forum | 22 Sep 2020
12 Female Climate Activists Who Are Saving the Planet | Global Citizen | Apr 18, 2020
We Have 10 Years Left To Save The World, Says Climate Expert | Huffpost | Feb 21. 2020
8 Female Climate Activists You Need to Know this International Women’s Day | Eco Warrior Princess | Feb 20, 2020
Voices from #FridaysForFuture, Climate Strike in Stockholm, Sweden - VIDEO LINK | YouTube | Feb 19. 2020
Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires | By Seth Borenstein | AP News | Jan 3, 2020
Mapped: The world’s coal power plants | Infographics | Mar 25. 2019
Future of Flight, Buildings, Transportation, Water, Farming, and Forests
Source: The Climate Pledge
Learn about the Future of Flight, Buildings, Transportation, Water, Farming, and Forests. The Climate Pledge’s character-driven documentary series pulls back the curtain on corporate innovations and climate action. Directed by five critically acclaimed — Emmy award winning and Oscar nominated — directors, these short films reveal how companies are changing the way they do business to create a healthy planet for generations to come.
How do We Get the World Off Fossil Fuels Quickly and Fairly?
The science is abundantly clear: The world’s reliance on fossil fuels endangers our planet, and we need to take urgent action to safeguard our collective future. But how do we accelerate the clean-energy transition while prioritizing climate justice and energy security for all? In October 2022, a diverse group of cross-sector leaders gathered in London to explore this critical, and often divisive, question.
The Story of Climate Consensus
The scientific consensus on human-caused global warming has been a fierce topic for decades. To understand why, you need to know the history of consensus. The first message the public heard about the consensus on climate change was that there was no consensus. Next, scientists published a series of studies quantifying expert agreement on human-caused global warming - multiple studies found 90 to 100% agreement with multiple studies converging on 97% consensus. In response, climate deniers continued to argue there was no consensus.
The Fairy Tales of the Fossil Fuel Industry -- and a Better Climate Story
The fossil fuel industry is a factory of fairy tales, says activist and School Strike for Climate organizer Luisa Neubauer. Tracing the industry's five-decade trickle of lies about climate science, she busts the myth that economic growth and stability are dependent on fossil fuels -- and issues a resounding message about how we can actually move towards a just world. "[The future] won't be built for those who have brought us into this mess," she says. "It will be built for everyone else."
What Is The Speed Of Climate Change? Faster Than You Think, Says David Wallace-Wells
Video 1: How fast is the climate changing? It's happened within one lifetime. David Wallace-Wells, climate journalist and author of "The Uninhabitable Earth," explains the speed of warming that the world has seen--and will continue to see unless we take action.
Video 2: In this talk, David Wallace discusses the background of his book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming", how to talk about this subject without spiralling into despair, and what role technology may be able to play for both mitigation and adaptation solutions. David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York Magazine. He published a full length book titled "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming". David unpacks a lot of the dry scientific information about the impacts of climate change. He then describes impacts to society and how we can use this understanding to take action as a civilization to prevent the worst case scenarios.
Terrifying Proof of Global Warming
In 2007, Tara Brown reported from a place where they couldn't be happier about climate change. Greenland is the world's largest island, it's incredibly remote, unbelievably cold and spectacularly beautiful and right now it's booming. You see, the island's massive ice cap is melting at an astonishing rate. And while that's got the scientists terrified, the locals are ecstatic. The big thaw is great news for tourism, fishing and farming. It hasn't been this warm since the Viking days, and Greenland has never been so green.
The Science of Smog
On July 26, 1943, Los Angeles was blanketed by a thick gas that stung people’s eyes and blocked out the Sun. Panicked residents believed their city had been attacked using chemical warfare. But the cloud wasn’t an act of war. It was smog. So what is this thick gray haze actually made of? And why does it affect some cities and not others? Kim Preshoff details the science behind smog.
What's in the Air You Breathe
Take a deep breath. In a single intake of air, your lungs swell with roughly 25 sextillion molecules, ranging from days-old compounds, to those formed billions of years in the past. In fact, many of the molecules you're breathing were likely exhaled by members of ancient civilizations and innumerable humans since. But what exactly are we all breathing?
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Earth at 2° Hotter Will Be Horrific. Now Here’s What 4° Will Look Like.
David Wallace-Wells explains what the world will be like if the world climate increases by 4 degrees.
Making Climate Change Visible
A 2012 animation showing New York City being buried under a mountain of giant bubbles allowed people to appreciate the scale of carbon emissions for the first time, according to its creators Real World Visuals.
Released in 2012, the computer-generated timelapse shows the city being buried under a mountain of bubbles representing the city's 54 million tonnes of annual CO2 emissions.
'If the climate stays like this, we won't make it' Africa's drought
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (CNN) Torrents of water once thundered over the precipice at Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, shrouding the area in mist.
But a multi-year drought has slowed large sections of the imposing falls to little more than a weak stream, and the lush vegetation they once nourished is hot and dry.
** Click on photo to go to a short video and a CNN news story.
More: Read about how Extreme Weather has left 45 million in Southern Africa facing severe food shortages
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