Climate Information and Action

Background

Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. 

Essentially -there is no debate and there has not been any meaningful debate among scientists for several years. There is a signficant inflow of money to continue to delay decisive societal investment and action. Delay allows Big Oil, Koch Industries and others to continue to drive revenue and profit. However delaying concerted action is putting future generations around the world at risk. Massive migrations, refugee's from flooded coastal regions, drought-impacted regions, wildfires, food and water scarcity are all probable if we do not lead on climate action.

"Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time."

- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change"

"I believe climate change is the defining environmental issue of our time. It's hurting our people -- around the world -- and it's time to stand up and say we've had enough. Enough of rising seas and widening deserts that threaten our homes and our crops. Enough of withering drought and blistering heat that mean more malnutrition and disease. Enough of raging floods, wildfires and storms that threaten people everywhere with one disaster after another."

- Robert Redford

Action

Sign the petition

Then -Take action (from Takepart.com)  -

  • Go vegetarian! (U.S. Carbon Emissions from raising animals and dairy account for 15% of Global Carbon)
  • Avoid palm-oil rich processed foods.
  • Bike/Walk/Take Mass Transit when possible and carpool.
  • Switch to clean/renewable energy (Use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Locator to find nearby clean-energy suppliers.)

Watch or Host a House Party for Merchants of Doubt

Additional Information

James Hansen/Climate Progress Article