It’s vast. It touches all of us in many ways.
We have no choice but to address it.
But we have to start by learning about it. Thinking about it. And, deciding what actions we are able to take.
During that process it is useful to see how the challenge is already being addressed.
It’s vast. It touches all of us in many ways.
People & stories going viral in People Are Talking About (PATA)
Latest – The connection between the coronavirus and climate change…..
Read more related stories on our People Are Talking About (PATA) page.
Every week CCR News introduces (in a sentence or two):
• This Week’s Top Headlines (a curated selection, with a link to each source — whether a newspaper, video, podcast or article)
• Original Blogs and reposts from such extraordinary climate change voices as John Englander and Joel Stronberg
• CCR News will also post News feeds from 20 major news outlets — from Nasa’s Global Climate Change to The New York Times, Columbia University’s The Earth Institute to The Washington Post
• It retains an archive of news articles going back to 2015
• It keeps a growing list of critical Mainstream Media Outlets and Key Climate Change Media Outlets
You can also subscribe to our Newsletter, which, on a weekly basis, contains short summaries and links to breaking news along with suggestions for Actions to Take, Events To Participate In, Heroes To Celebrate, and FAQs.
This is a broad section where you can focus on how climate change interacts with a sector that interests you particularly. You can discover what laws are being passed and what litigation is taking place. You can read about the science and learn about dialoguing with climate deniers. You can celebrate businesses and communities who are stepping up where politics often keep governments from going. You can discover how agriculture affects climate change and how our food is affected by it, not to mention our health. This is a place where you can decide how to invest (or divest) not to mention explore what climate change is costing us, explore new technologies and be startled by the security issues climate change poses. Delve into the complex world of energy from the sources to the transmissions.
Get involved. Whether you are an individual, a community or a business, there are actions to take. Some in five minutes. Some take a little more time. Some cost nothing. Some require more of an investment. Some simple. Some complicated. Find out what to join, how to become carbon neutral (at least), what to invest in, and where to go for the latest event (in person or on the web). Reduce, reuse and recycle. Learn what you can electrify in your life (car, home, community or business) and how you can encourage the expansion of renewables into the source of that electricity. And, finally, if you are looking for more sustainable items for your kitchen, your garden, yours kids, go SHOPPING with us!
When installing solar, make the land hospitable for bees. Pollinator friendly solar sites are a growing trend that help provide the nutrition and habitat that bees and butterflies need.
IN WIND FARMS
In Colorado, the wind power generation saved 4 billion gallons of water that coal and gas plants would have used and avoided 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.
COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE
TIME TO BUY AN
PUT A PRICE
More than 1,200 global companies are adopting carbon pricing. Microsoft instituted their fee on carbon in 2012 and has since reduced emissions by more than 9.6 million metric tons.
The young are inheriting this world and, in many cases, and in many ways, they are stepping up now and throwing their energy into making changes. At home, they are composting, turning lights off, eschewing plastics, and conserving water. At school, they are creating vegetable gardens and climate clubs, lobbying for electric buses and solar panels and learning about regenerative farming. In the world, they are building their own organizations to remove plastics from the oceans, plant billions of trees, protect coral, and they are litigating for the right to a clean energy world. Meet the heroes. Check out the books, films, and activities relevant to them.
MEET SOME HEROES
READ A BOOK
This is perhaps the most intense section on our site, packed with curated lists of ORGANIZATIONS – so often our go-to source for the deeper dive, for the nuanced answer to the question, to the scientific information. And, then there are lists of books, films, podcasts, blogs, videos, television, radio, webinars and great Ted Talks in a brilliant LIBRARY section; courses providing bachelors and master degrees; a significant ARTS section with cartoons, infographics not to mention the visual arts, photography and museums focusing on climate change. Of course, there is an impressive glossary and critical reports and papers, from the United Nations critical IPPC to our own federal NCA reports, along with significant related articles.
Recognizing that there is an enormous amount of information which needs to be absorbed in order to understand the complications of climate change and our part in it, we have organized our Frequently Asked Questions into four sections: TRUTH (what is actually happening), CONSEQUENCES (the results of what is happening), MITIGATION (what we can do to change what is happening), ADAPTATION (what we can do to adapt to those consequences we can no longer change).
Climate Change 101
By Bill Nye, 12/2/15
The Science guy looks at the causes, the consequences, and why we need to act promptly.
Louisiana drowning from rising seas
Coastal Louisiana, where water is swallowing entire communities, is grappling with the devastating consequences of climate change.
Fossil Free: How Costa Rica Is Pursuing Decarbonization
Reported by Amy Goodman, 12/13/18
Costa Rica plans to go fossil-free in 2019. It will be the first country in the world to decarbonize its economy.
Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on the climate crisis
Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis.