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" Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all."
— Ban Ki-moon

The ClimateChange.Tips website is for people who are concerned about climate change. Our goal is to make it easy to stay abreast of the best, trusted information on the science, social activism, and politics of this looming crisis. We intend to empower individuals to make lifestyle changes that will reduce their carbon footprint.

A short list of things you can do today:

  1. Use reusable bags and bottles.
  2. Avoid all plastic where possible.
  3. Recycle correctly and compost.
  4. Use energy efficient appliances and bulbs.
  5. Insulate and turn down the heat and hot water.
  6. Walk, take public transport, carpool, and avoid flying.
  7. Eat less red meat.
  8. Plant trees.
  9. Get family, friends, and your workplace to make similar changes.

"Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less."
~ Marie Curie

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Our Inspiration

We are inspired by a young woman in Sweden named Gretta Thunberg. She was recently nominated for a nobel prize for her work on climate change. Please follow the links below to hear from this remarkable woman.
UN CLIMATE TALKS (Dec. 2018)
TEDx Talk (Dec. 2018)

One Thing You Can Do Now

Reduce your plastic waste
  1. Never Litter
  2. Say NO to straws
  3. Take your own reusable bags to the store
  4. Use your own containers for take-out
  5. Use washable or bamboo utensils
  6. Reuse and Recycle the plastic you do use
  7. Buy products made from recycled material

News


Special report: Our plastic planet Activist consumer groups are pushing for less use, and to some extent, less production, while industry aims for increased recycling. Plastics demand is projected to only increase — and the footprint of plastic pollution with it.


Climate Mobilization We are on a mission to initiate a WWII-scale mobilization to reverse global warming and the mass extinction of species in order to protect humanity and the natural world from climate catastrophe. We are an innovation lab focused on developing and launching frameworks, messaging, and organizing approaches to accelerate the global transition into “Emergency Mode” in order to reverse climate change and the ecological crisis.


Following the Money That Undermines Climate Science It’s difficult to figure out who’s funding climate denial, because many of the think tanks that continue to question established climate science are nonprofit groups that aren’t required to disclose their donors. That’s true of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market research organization in Washington that disputes that climate change is a problem.


Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming Project Drawdown gathers and facilitates a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.

Recent News


2020-02-12 Adapting to climate change: We're doing it wrong The authors argue that society should focus less on how individuals respond to such climate issues as flooding and wildfires and instead figure out what it takes to inspire collective action that will protect humans from climate catastrophes on a much grander scale.


2020-01-28 Harvard Alumni Are Turning Up the Heat on Fossil Fuel Divestment In late November, hundreds of protesters stormed the field of the Yale Bowl during the annual Harvard-Yale football game, sprinting from both sidelines in the final minutes of halftime. Chanting “fossil fuels have got to go” as well as “OK boomer,” the rowdy crowd, bearing beer cans and vape pens, delayed the game for an hour before police officers asked them to leave and arrested 50 dissenters, but not before their message echoed through the bleachers: “Harvard & Yale, Complicit,” read one banner. “This is an emergency,” said another.


2020-01-28 In the Rush to Solve Climate Change with Lab-Based Foods, Don’t Write off Farming Monbiot’s idealistic image of laboratory-produced-food-as-panacea isn’t only simplistic, it’s dangerous. For one, it completely misses the potential of agriculture itself as a carbon sink. (The jury is still out on that one, but there have been several promising signs.) It also normalizes an approach to food that is further compartmentalized, and divorced from the amazing, complicated, frustrating, and at times brutal realities of the natural world.


2020-01-28 Trump Admin Manipulated Wildfire Science to Encourage Logging Respecting scientists has never been a priority for the Trump Administration. Now, a new investigation from The Guardian revealed that Department of the Interior political appointees sought to play up carbon emissions from California's wildfires while hiding emissions from fossil fuels as a way to encourage more logging in the national forests controlled by the Interior department. The appointees looked to frame a story around the fires that would encourage a thinning of the forest through logging, which President Trump has said would help prevent forest fires. Experts have refuted his assertion.


2020-01-28 Barack Obama Says Trump Admin's Rollback of His Fuel Policies Make It 'Almost Impossible' to Solve Climate Change' -"Which is why you have somebody like a Greta Thunberg who gets so much traction," he said. "Because she speaks for a generation that is going to have to deal with this mess in a way that somebody like me, who's 58, is not going to have to deal with it."


2020-01-28 At Davos, UN chief urges ‘big emitters’ to take climate action -"I'm in Davos to deliver a strong message on #ClimateAction. While our planet is burning, too many decision makers are fiddling. Every city, region, bank, pension fund & industry must completely reimagine how they operate and invest to avoid a point of no return." — António Guterres


2020-01-28 YouTube Advertisements Are Funding Climate Misinformation Videos There are videos on YouTube presenting climate misinformation and instigating climate crisis denial. An activist group named Avaaz brought to light that the online video service is providing monetization to these factually inaccurate videos with YouTube advertisements. The group discovered that over 100 brands have advertisements running on the videos promoting climate misinformation.


2020-01-28 What the GOP’s proposed climate policies would, and wouldn’t, do These business-friendly proposals, coordinated by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, would specifically avoid more aggressive measures like emissions reduction mandates or taxes on carbon pollution. And they’d fall far short of the sweeping economic and regulatory overhaul envisioned by Democrats championing the Green New Deal.


2020-01-28 Big Business Says It Will Tackle Climate Change, but Not How or When Having previously played down the need for the reform that scientists had urged, finance leaders and company chiefs conspicuously rallied around a consensus that accelerating global temperatures pose a significant risk to society — and to business. Missing, though, was a clear answer to the question of what exactly they would do about it and how quickly.


2020-01-28 Nightmares on wax: the environmental impact of the vinyl revival It is impossible to know the proportion of the effluent in the Chao Phraya or how much of the pollution is directly linked to the production of LPs. One thing, though, is certain. Vinyl records, as well as cassettes and CDs, are oil products that have been made and destroyed by the billion since the mid-20th century. During the US sales peaks of the LP, cassette and CD, the US recording industry was using almost 60m kilos of plastic a year. Using contemporary averages on greenhouse gas equivalent releases per pound of plastic production, as well as standard weight figures for each of the formats, that is equivalent to more than 140m kilos of greenhouse gas emissions each year, in the US alone. Music, like pretty much everything else, is caught up in petro-capitalism.


2020-01-28 Hundreds of workers defy Amazon rules to protest company's climate failures More than 340 tech workers at Amazon used the hashtag #AMZNSpeakOut in public statements that condemn the company for not taking sufficient action on the climate crisis. The action comes in direct opposition to an Amazon policy barring employees from speaking about the company’s business without prior approval from management. That policy was introduced after employees vowed to participate in the global climate strikes of September 2019.


2020-01-28 Deep Decarbonization: A Realistic Way Forward on Climate Change The real challenge is taking action that delivers major cuts in greenhouse gases, and that means rewiring the incentives for key governments and corporations to change behavior and start decarbonizing the global economy.


2020-01-28 Now in her 80s, Jane Fonda turns to climate activism Inspired by Greta Thunberg and other young activists, Fonda decided it was time to join the climate movement. She says now, instead of just sitting around feeling scared about the future, she feels empowered and even hopeful. “We have the future in our hands,” she says. “What an awesome responsibility and what a beautiful opportunity.”


2020-01-28 'You Need To Act Now': Meet 4 Girls Working To Save The Warming World Climate change is enormous and tragic. It feels very personal to young people in particular, who are more likely than older generations to say that it impacts them personally. That makes it similar to other youth-led movements, such as Black Lives Matter and the March for Our Lives movement against gun violence.


2020-01-20 New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach Developed in parallel by separate teams in half-a-dozen countries, the models—which will underpin revised UN temperature projections next year—suggest scientists have for decades consistently underestimated the warming potential of CO2.


2020-01-16 Watch a video message from Greta Thunberg Watch this stirring short film narrated by climate activist Greta Thunberg and environmentalist George Monbiot about protecting and restoring our climate.


2020-01-13 It's Clear Who's to Blame for Australia's Fires, and It's Not Arsonists The true arsonists responsible for one of the worst fire seasons in Australian history are the people who lead 90 of the world's most polluting companies, including oil and gas producers like Chevron, Exxon, Shell, BP, Gazprom, and Saudi Aramco, as well as major coal producers like Coal India and Peabody Energy. Together, these "carbon majors" are responsible for nearly two-thirds of the industrial greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere since the mid-1750s.


2020-01-13 Australia’s fires have pumped out more emissions than 100 nations combined These huge fires are fueling climate change. As trees and plants burn, they release the carbon stored in their trunks, leaves, branches, and roots. That creates a vicious feedback loop, as the very impacts of climate change further exacerbate it, complicating our ability to get ahead of the problem.


2020-01-13 Study: Climate-induced weather chaos could cause 'dramatic' decline in British crop production A shift in ocean currents around Britain fuelled by climate change could spark a "dramatic" fall in British crop production, scientists from the University of Exeter warned today.


2020-01-13 U.N. Report Urges The World To Wake Up And Take Action It’s past time for people worldwide to wake up and make changes on an individual level. The one thing we can do is choose for ourselves who to support when buying products. Using plastic, buying vehicles, etc.. Waiting around for someone else to make changes or improve upon things is not working. This needs to be a collaborative effort, or sadly, we will all perish together. The younger generation has woken up to this crisis, now its time for the adults to follow suit.


 
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