Despite Setbacks, Drawdown can help us meet our Paris Climate Targets

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The past year has seen some startling setbacks for the United States in terms of climate action, from the rollback of EPA regulations to the decision to pull us out of the Paris Climate Agreement. In spite of these actions, we can look to grassroots efforts for inspiration and tools to help us move toward the sustainable future we want. Drawdown is one such toolset. Before I talk about Drawdown, I'd like to note in particular that pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement may prove to be the most useful decision Donald Trump has ever made. Don't get ...

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Quite Simply, Earth has a Greenhouse Gas Problem

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Earth has a gas problem. To many, this is old news. To some, it's confusing news. To a very small minority, it's fake news. To let it sink in a little more it's worth repeating: earth has a greenhouse gas problem. A good way to learn what this greenhouse gas problem is all about, NASA's Earth Minute video series quickly sums up our planet's predicament. These are worth watching again (and maybe duplicating just in case they mysteriously disappear). Each about a minute long, the Earth Minute videos cover topics from the study of earth to space with the climate in ...

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Restore Hope and Focus on Climate Change Solutions Now

Looking for support to focus on climate change solutions, I recently attended the Climate Reality Leadership training in Denver. After working on climate change and energy issues for many years I was still waiting for the magical day when U.S. carbon policies would align to solve the global warming crisis. I hoped the training would restore my faith in our nation’s ability to ignite large-scale, effective solutions for climate change. The workshop offered a new arsenal of tools to communicate with the public - at all levels of understanding - about global warming. ...

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It’s Not too Late to Break Free and Act on Climate Change

Sixteen year-old Earth Guardian youth leader Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and his sister, Isa Caress, performed at the Climate Reality Project Leadership training recently in Denver (March 4, 2017). Eco hip-hop artists and indigenous activists, the siblings write and produce songs to educate youth about the global climate crisis. They hope to inspire people of all generations to break free and act on climate change using creative and positive actions. "Don't let it break you.... It's time to break free, break free, break free..." At the end of our first day of Al Gore's 3-day ...

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The Carbon Clock is Ticking and Time is Running Out

As our beautiful blue planet continues to spin deep in space, we humans down here on the ground are grappling with whether or not climate change is within our control. Meanwhile, the carbon clock is ticking away and time is running out. I learned about the Mercator Research Institute carbon clock from the Climate Web, a comprehensive knowledge bank containing pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about climate change and more. The carbon clock remaining CO2 budget offers us one way to visualize climate change and the amount of time we have left to solve ...

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All Answers are Here in One Big Climate Web of Knowledge

Information about climate change has increased exponentially over the past 20 years, yet this has not helped to solve the global warming crisis. In fact, too much information may actually be impeding progress. A comprehensive resource called the Climate Web is trying to resolve this issue by turning mountains of information into "actionable knowledge." Climatographers Mark Trexler and Laura Kosloff  have combined their expertise from more than 20 years working on climate change to develop this amazing resource and make it available free to the public. Together ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Pope Francis: Before the Flood

In the works for three years, National Geographic just premiered their special about global warming featuring Leonardo DiCaprio called: Before the Flood. The documentary premiered Sunday night, Oct 30, 2016 and was beamed to 171 countries in 45 languages for free.  Millions more are continuing to see it online. Everyone should see this, even if you think you know everything about it. DiCaprio gathered insights from around the globe interviewing key leaders, scientists, researchers, believers and deniers - making the global warming story tangible and real. ...

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Global Warming: You’ll See it When You Believe it

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Call me a Pollyanna if you like but I believe each of us can make a difference in our environment. We can reverse global warming but we've got to believe, and we'd got to act quickly. It's time to take this matter into our own hands, break free from the naysayers, and get going with the personal business of tackling climate change. Remember Wayne Dyer? His ideas are still out there circulating, reminding us through his talks and books: You’ll See it When you Believe It. “What you can see is a tiny percentage of what’s available to you.” This idea can be applied ...

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