Rise for Climate

On September 8, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide displayed the growing strength and diversity of the climate movement.

Together they showed the world what real climate leadership looks like. People everywhere are turning away from the age of fossil fuels and it’s time for politicians to follow. There’s no time to lose.

Fiona Ferguson
There  is still time. .

[Editor: This is surely one of the best expositions of the situation and of what has to be done right now.  A must read!]

There is Still Time for an Ecological Revolution to Prevent Hothouse Earth:

UN Secretary General

Dear friends of planet Earth,

Thank you for coming to the UN Headquarters today.

I have asked you here to sound the alarm.

Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment.

We face a direct existential threat.

Climate change is moving faster than we are – and its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across our world.

Dan Lashof

This story originally published on World Resources Institute.

If your colleague or child does well and you give her or him positive feedback, that’s good.

If climate change causes a cascade of impacts that result in additional climate change — which scientists call "positive feedback" — that’s bad, and maybe catastrophic.


Sept. 3, 2018

An explosion at an oil refinery in the south of Germany has left several people injured. More than 1,800 people have been evacuated. [See video at link]

Nafeez Ahmed
bull - Image: Shutterstock

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.       

Aug 27 2018
Matthew Huber

Democratic socialism is in the air. Since Bernie Sanders’s miraculous 2016 primary run – garnering 13.2 million votes and 23 state victories – the politics of democratic socialism has grown in popularity. I believe this popularity is based on its capacity to articulate clear and simple principles.

Jonathan Watts
Blue sky begins to break through the clouds over Arctic Ocean ice Sept. 9, 2009. Photo by Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Deskcollaboration.

The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer.


More than 160 killed and 200,000 forced into relief camps as heavy rain pushes water levels higher

The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with the toll expected to rise as heavy rain pushes water levels higher.


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