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Because of the time lag in the carbon system, and due to our past emissions - we are still going to experience a certain level of climate change. Even if we stopped all emissions tomorrow we would expect another 30-40 years of temperature rise, and more than a century of sea-level rise. [1]


What communities can do[edit | edit source]

Community is used widely to be a group that gets together such as an association, but also includes municipalities with communal governance structures. Here more formal structures that comply with legal requirements or duties imposed by higher authorities may also give frameworks for action. For example planning can be done in a participatory way.

There may be national plans, local, community, neighbourhood or regional plans or design statements or climate action plans. For example, see: Neighbourhood Planning, UK

  • other Community action for sustainability. Of course many other kinds of action can help reduce emissions, such as actions in support of localism, Sustainable transport, etc. See more topics: here, or here

Resources[edit | edit source]

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

"I See Change", help NASA track climate change from your phone

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, organization within the United States Department of Energy that has the primary responsibility for providing the US government and research community with global warming data and analysis as it pertains to energy issues. The CDIAC, and its subsidiary the World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases, focus on obtaining, evaluating and distributing data related to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. W

carbonn Climate Registry, database of local government climate action

CDP Open Data Portal, The CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) is an organisation based in the United Kingdom which supports companies and cities to disclose the environmental impact of major corporations. It aims to make environmental reporting and risk management a business norm, and drive disclosure, insight and action towards a sustainable economy. Since 2002 over 6,000 companies have publicly disclosed environmental information through CDP. W

Wikipedia: List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions, List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita

Images[edit | edit source]

Climate Visuals, includes some Creative Commons images

Infographics[edit | edit source]

How many gigatons of CO2? Information is Beautiful

Networks[edit | edit source]

Women4Climate: Leading transformative change worldwide
By C40 Cities, Mar 8, 2021
  • Women 4 Climate, added 12:00, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Rapid Transition Alliance, "Rapid economic transition, including widespread behaviour change to sustainable lifestyles, is necessary to live within planetary ecological boundaries and to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees." "Our content is published under a Creative Commons license, meaning you are free to share and adapt it." [2]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

“climate change is the moral struggle that will define this century.” Desmond Tutu [3]

"If we are together, nothing is impossible" Winston Churchill

Maps[edit | edit source]

Land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050, coastal.climatecentral.org

Mapped: Climate adaptation around the world, Nov 8, 2016 carbonbrief.org

Mapping Climate Change

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

Collective climate action and networked climate governance, citeulike.org

Songs[edit | edit source]

Lyrics for the Song for the Climate sheffieldsingsoutfortheclimate.wordpress.com

Video[edit | edit source]

Visions[edit | edit source]

In 2030, we ended the climate emergency. Here’s how, Eric Holthaus, Jan 8, 2020 [4]

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With a Green New Deal, here's what the world could look like for the next generation, Dec 5, 2018 [5] ...Climate action USA

Climate emergency[edit | edit source]

Main article... Climate emergency

A climate emergency declaration or climate emergency plan, declaring a state of climate emergency, has been issued since 2016 by certain countries and other jurisdictions to set priorities to mitigate climate change.

Climate change fairness, justice and peace[edit | edit source]

"Indications of changes in the earth's future climate must be treated with the utmost seriousness, and with the precautionary principle uppermost in our minds. Extensive climate changes may alter and threaten the living conditions of much of mankind. They may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth's resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens on the world's most vulnerable countries. There may be increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states." [6]

Climate justice[edit | edit source]

Recognizing and addressing the fact that those least responsible for climate change experience its greatest impacts is seen by many as being central to climate justice. W

Climate change and inequality[edit | edit source]

“Unless the burden of poverty in developing nations is alleviated by significant financial support for mitigation, adaptation, and the reduction of deforestation, the ability of developing countries to pursue sustainable development is likely to diminish, to the economic and environmental detriment of all.” 22 leading climate scientists [7]

Why climate change is a women’s issue[edit | edit source]

"Women are more likely to die or suffer the long term consequences of the rising tide of natural disasters and resource wars unleashed by climate change, and are largely excluded from the search for solutions," [8] see also Networks

1 Million Women

Youth groups and climate action[edit | edit source]

The Youth Climate Movement (YouNGO) or International Youth Climate Movement (IYCM) refers to an international network of youth organisations that collectively aims to inspire, empower and mobilise a generational movement of young people to take positive action on climate change. W

see also: Campaigns, Climate news, Legal resources, News and comment

News and comment[edit | edit source]

See separate article: Climate news

Events[edit | edit source]

2021

Feb 2 World Wetlands Day, 2021: Tue

Mar 27 Earth Hour! 2021, Sat, 8:30 p.m. local time

March-September 2021 OpenClimate

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Extinction Rebellion[edit | edit source]

Main article: Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

Parents For Future[edit | edit source]

Supporters - Parents For Future UK

FridaysForFuture[edit | edit source]

FridaysForFuture

Global Climate Strike For Future Event, Mar 15, 2019, on facebook

School strike for climate[edit | edit source]

School strike for climate, also known in various regions as Fridays for the Future, Youth for climate or Youth strike 4 climate, is a growing international movement of children and students leaving their school to take part in demonstrations for climate action.

The first school strike for climate was started by Greta Thunberg staging an action outside the Swedish Riksdag (parliament), holding a sign that read "Skolstrejk för klimatet" or "school strike for climate" during August 2018. W

Schools for Climate Action

Citizens' Climate Lobby[edit | edit source]

Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) is an international grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy. The CCL is a registered 501(c) with approximately $300 thousand in revenue in the United States in 2015. Operating since 2007, the goal of CCL is to build political support across party lines to put a price on carbon, specifically a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend (CF&D) at the national level. CCL is supported by notable climate scientists James Hansen, Katharine Hayhoe, and Daniel Kammen. CCL's advisory board also includes former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former US Representative Bob Inglis, actor Don Cheadle, and RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris.

Founded in the United States, CCL has groups in Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

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Other campaigns[edit | edit source]

  • 350.org, international environmental organization encouraging citizens to action with the belief that publicizing the increasing levels of carbon dioxide will pressure world leaders to address climate change and to reduce levels from 400 parts per million to 350 parts per million. It was founded by author Bill McKibben with the goal of building a global grassroots movement to raise awareness about anthropogenic climate change, to confront climate change denial, and to cut emissions of carbon dioxide in order to slow the rate of global warming. 350.org takes its name from the research of Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientist James E. Hansen, who posited in a 2007 paper that 350 parts-per-million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere is a safe upper limit to avoid a climate tipping point. W
  • TckTckTck, the Global Call for Climate Action
  • Climate Counts, non-profit campaign that scores companies annually on the basis of their voluntary action to reverse climate change. The Climate Counts Company Scorecard—launched in June 2007—helps people vote with their dollars by making climate-conscious purchasing and investing choices that put pressure on the world's most well-known companies to take the issue of climate change seriously. Climate Counts aims to mobilize everyday consumers—not just the traditional environmental community—as the most important activists in the fight against global warming. W

What individuals can do[edit | edit source]

  • Individual action on climate change W
  • 52 Climate Actions permaculture inspired website that gives people actions to help them reduce their carbon footprint, adapt to climate change, and embrace a low carbon culture.
  • Climate Council's Climate Action Toolkit

Controversy over promoting individual action on climate change[edit | edit source]

See: Citizen participation in climate change policy advocacy W and
Nov 9, 2019 Climate change deniers’ new battle front attacked [9]

“Of course, individual action needs to be part of the battle, but not as a substitute for policy reform. It should be as an additional component." Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University [10]

See also[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Climate change is happening now - world needs to respond urgently, Defra, April 6 2007 (link not found May 2015)
  2. rapidtransition.org
  3. The Globe and Mail
  4. thecorrespondent.com
  5. theintercept.com
  6. The Nobel Peace Prize 2007, October 12 2007
  7. Repeating Islands, July 9, 2009
  8. WEN press release September 12 2006 (link not found May 2015)
  9. The Guardian
  10. The Guardian Nov 9, 2019