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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #700 on: September 11, 2019, 09:30:24 PM »
As important as improving AGW acceptance & action is reducing the power of the denial machine.

A significant cog in that machine has resigned from the White House - one William Happer. I, for one, will not mourn his absence.

He was the only scientist with the ear of the President in the White House.
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1061113085
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Adviser who applauded rise in CO2 to leave administration[/b]
William Happer will leave his post as a senior director on the National Security Council on Friday. Happer's departure comes a day after National Security Adviser John Bolton abruptly resigned amid a dispute with President Trump over holding negotiations with the Taliban. Bolton supported Happer's effort to try to weaken the science backing the National Climate Assessment.

Happer, who is not formally trained in climate science but is an accomplished physicist at Princeton University, was one of the strongest voices against climate science within the administration. He is perhaps the only scientist to brief Trump on climate change research.

Happer has a long history of rejecting established climate science in favor of fringe research. He has claimed that the world is in a carbon dioxide "drought" and that burning more fossil fuels will help humanity by making the planet more habitable, a claim not supported by science. Happer founded the CO2 Coalition, which has sought to expand its influence on Capitol Hill by briefing members of Congress on the benefits of CO2 emissions.


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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #701 on: September 13, 2019, 09:52:52 PM »
5 Things You Can Do During September's Climate Strike if You Can’t Leave Work
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/kz4z9m/5-things-you-can-do-during-septembers-climate-strike-if-you-cant-leave-work
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Ask your boss to shut everything down
Get creative with how you interpret workplace rules
Take a selfie
Go silent at work—like, literally stop speaking to people
Figure out what you’ll do after the climate strikes are over

Climate activists on trial in Paris for stealing Macron portraits
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/11/climate-change-activists-trial-paris-stealing-macron-portraits
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Eight protesters are to go on trial in Paris on Wednesday for stealing official portraits of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.

The activists, aged 23 to 36, have been charged with theft after taking down the pictures from local government offices around the capital in February.

The acts of civil disobedience were part of a movement called Take Down Macron, which was intended to highlight alleged inaction by the French government over the global crisis.

Inside Gucci’s ambitious plan to go completely carbon neutral
https://www.fastcompany.com/90402532/inside-guccis-ambitious-plan-to-go-completely-carbon-neutral
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The fashion industry has a significant role to play in accelerating or decelerating climate change. It currently makes up more than 8% of global carbon emissions, which is more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. And yet, the industry is only just beginning to reckon with how much carbon it is spewing into the atmosphere. Only a smattering of brands have plans to tackle the problem, and even fewer are carbon neutral.

From Fires to Floods, Extreme Weather May Be Shaping Canadians’ Views on Climate Crisis
https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/09/12/Fires-Floods-Canadian-Climate-Crisis/
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Our surveys show that Canadian public opinion is on the move. From 2011 to 2018, the percentage of Canadians who believe there is solid evidence of climate change rose from 80 to 90 per cent, and the belief that human activity causes climate change rose from 40 to 65 per cent. Scholars consider the latter a “gateway” belief, because those who hold it tend to support actions and policies to reduce carbon pollution.
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #702 on: September 14, 2019, 01:48:09 PM »
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.@NYCSchools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent.
https://twitter.com/nycschools/status/1172191885928095744

Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) 9/12/19, 12:35 PM
.@NYCSchools will be sharing guidance with parents, educators and students on how students will be able to participate in next Friday’s events in the next few days. #ClimateStrike

NYC Public Schools (@NYCSchools) 9/12/19, 1:51 PM
We applaud our students when they raise their voices in a safe and respectful manner on issues that matter to them. Young people around the world are joining the #ClimateStrike this week—showing that student action will lead us forward.

NYC Public Schools (@NYCSchools) 9/12/19, 1:54 PM
We will share guidance with schools, and encourage class discussions about the impact of climate change, and the importance of civic engagement. #ClimateStrike
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #703 on: September 14, 2019, 07:50:19 PM »
First report:  Greenland.  Al Roker has been covering weather since the 1970’s.

NBC launches its new Climate Unit to report on climate change
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This is the kind of research NBC’s new Climate Unit will continue to focus on. The unit will debut its work on Sunday, September 15 with an on-the-ground reporting series titled “Climate in Crisis” that will run through Friday, September 20 across NBC News, MSNBC, Telemundo, and NBC News Digital Sunday. While Roker’s trip to Greenland will highlight the many consequences of the country’s glacier melt, Lester Holt’s will travel to Alaska, his home as a child, to showcase what happens what a permafrost thaws does to cities.

Though NBC’s Climate Unit launched this week, Roker has been advocating for its development for a while. About a month ago, the president of NBC News, Noah Oppenheim, agreed to get it up and running. “We think it’s the most important issue affecting not just the country but the planet,” he’d told Roker, who’s now heading up the unit. With NBC’s Weather Unit already in place, creating the Climate Unit was a matter of adding more resources, producers, and correspondents. The size of the unit will continue to increase, Roker says.
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NBC’s Climate Unit will let Roker expand his climate change coverage from simply reporting on these weather events to explaining how they’re affecting everything from economics to health. The rest of this coming “Climate in Crisis” week will feature “Climate Forum 2020,” in which presidential candidates will discuss climate issues for two days in a row with moderators Chris Hayes and Ali Velshi (live-streamed on NBC News Now and Telemundo on September 19 and 20), an “All in with Chris Hayes” MSNBC hour dedicated to climate change, and Telemundo’s Vanessa Hauc leading segments on investigative environmental reporting. A number of additional NBC reporters will contribute “Climate in Crisis” segments throughout the week from all over the world, including Richard Engel from Iceland, Jacob Soboroff from Guatemala, and Anne Thompson from New Jersey.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90403895/al-roker-just-got-back-from-greenland-and-hes-horrified-by-what-he-saw-there
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #704 on: September 16, 2019, 02:27:06 PM »
TIME has devoted this week’s issue to climate change.

How to Save the Earth: Biggest Solutions for Climate Change
https://time.com/climate-change-solutions/
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #705 on: September 16, 2019, 05:24:21 PM »
Thousands of climate protesters target Frankfurt auto show
https://www.dw.com/en/thousands-of-climate-protesters-target-frankfurt-auto-show/a-50435008
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Tens of thousands of climate demonstrators turned up to protest at Germany's biggest car show in Frankfurt on Saturday, using the event as a platform to demand the car industry address its role in damaging the environment.

How do Kiwis really feel about climate change?
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12267160
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More Kiwis are worried about climate change. What's been driving that concern? And why do some of us still refuse to accept the scientific consensus? Science reporter Jamie Morton talks to Victoria University's Associate Professor Taciano Milfont, who has been tracking attitudes over time.

Pittsburgh’s city government says it’s on track to meet climate goals in public operations. But what about the rest of the city?
https://www.publicsource.org/pittsburghs-city-government-says-its-on-track-to-meet-climate-goals-in-public-operations-but-what-about-the-rest-of-the-city/
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The next steps to meeting the emissions reduction goal is targeting the biggest buildings and energy used by people at home.

'Americans are waking up': two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/15/americans-climate-change-crisis-cbs-poll
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Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its damaging consequences, major new polling has found.
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #706 on: September 16, 2019, 06:26:23 PM »
Much 'cleaner' url's Tom, thank you! :)
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #707 on: September 16, 2019, 06:45:56 PM »
I just copy and paste 'em.
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #708 on: September 17, 2019, 07:24:32 AM »
https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/nieuws/2019/38/personenauto-s-rijden-recordaantal-kilometers-in-2018
(in Dutch)

With total disregard for the increasingly alarming warnings and advise from science.
This is an EU country that's for the most part below sealevel already.

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Together, cars in the Netherlands have in 2018 travelled a record total distance of 121.4 billion kilometers. Equal to travelling more than 3 million times around the Earth.

This is a country with a population of 17 million where the number of cars on the roads is still increasing (+2.2%).

This is with a government that signed up to the 2015 Paris accord, BUT, it fights all possible change to business-as-usual and lie about their intentions. Wanting to expand airports. Not helping organic farmers. Increasing foodbank use. Military active in the middle-east. Absolutely no long-term strategy. Same old same old.

I think the Dutch people are much less informed about climate change, SLR and AGW than e.g. people in the U.K. It is a far away subject.

Hey KNMI, where the hell have you been these years? Why have you not informed and warned the public via diverse media channels (e.g. car magazine ads?).
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #709 on: September 18, 2019, 04:36:49 PM »
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld will join Democratic candidates in this forum:

MSNBC climate change forum: Ali Velshi on talking policy with 2020 candidates
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Ali Velshi:
I think it’s got to do with what I often say are the two basic callings of journalism: Bearing witness and holding power to account. Putting ratings aside, we are journalists. And if we don’t do the basic things that journalism is meant to do, then we’re not taking our responsibility seriously.

So bearing witness, which is what we do when we report on the facts of climate change, but also fires and droughts and flooding and hurricanes, and embedding climate discussions into those pieces of coverage. And then holding power to account: How’d we get to where we are now and who is responsible for leading the charge to fixing it? That’s just journalistic work at this point.
https://www.vox.com/2019/9/18/20868891/msnbc-climate-town-hall-2020-president
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #710 on: September 18, 2019, 07:18:39 PM »
German bus operator offers free trips to climate protests
https://www.dw.com/en/german-bus-operator-offers-free-trips-to-climate-protests/a-50447239
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For those planning to attend climate change demonstrations this September, a German bus company is offering free travel.

Flixbus is Germany's biggest intercity bus company and on Monday they unveiled the plan as part of its goal to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

Most American teens are frightened by climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/most-american-teens-are-frightened-by-climate-change-poll-finds-and-about-1-in-4-are-taking-action/2019/09/15/1936da1c-d639-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html
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In a coastal town in Washington state, climate change has a high school junior worried about the floods that keep deluging his school. A 17-year-old from Texas says global warming scares him so much he can’t even think about it.
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #711 on: September 21, 2019, 01:06:05 AM »
If it seems I am posting more links lately, here is why:
Covering Climate Now
is a global journalism initiative committed to bringing more and better coverage to the defining story of our time.
https://www.coveringclimatenow.org/
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Our initiative includes more than 300 outlets worldwide, and dozens of institutional and independent partners, with a combined audience of more than 1 billion people.
From September 15-23, our partners have committed to emphasizing climate stories. The goal is to maximize coverage of the climate crisis and its impacts in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23. Follow the coverage on social media, with the hashtag #coveringclimatenow.
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #712 on: September 21, 2019, 01:42:33 AM »
Rather impressive international climate protests today.

Preliminary numbers give at least 3 million protesters on all continents excluding the Americas, with 1.4 million in Germany alone.

New York City is reporting at least 250,000.

London, Berlin, and Melbourne all cracked 100,000, and likely several other German cities.

I saw footage from India, the Philippines, Pakistan, Australia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Scotland, England, Mexico, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, and the U.S.

Freiberg, Germany had some very impressive footage:

https://twitter.com/F4F_Freiburg/status/1174966189555998720

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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #713 on: September 21, 2019, 01:53:06 AM »
+++ Fridays for Future global climate strike — live updates +++
https://www.dw.com/en/fridays-for-future-global-climate-strike-live-updates/a-50505537
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Millions of people have participated in some 5,000 events in 156 countries throughout the day Friday
The rallies are timed to come ahead of a UN climate summit and inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg
The marches culminated in New York, where Thunberg is leading a march to the UN headquarters
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Re: What's New in Climate Change Acceptance and Action
« Reply #714 on: September 21, 2019, 03:21:30 AM »
Does anyone have news about climate actions today in The Netherlands?
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« Reply #715 on: September 21, 2019, 02:25:04 PM »
I only know there were 2500 people in Maastricht and there was also an event in Amsterdam but i don´t know the numbers for that.
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