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The Climate Collage. La Fresque du Climat EN US Adults V7.1 imprimable. An Inconvenient Truth. 2006 film by Davis Guggenheim An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 American concert/documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate people about global warming. The film features a slide show that, by Gore's own estimate, he has presented over 1,000 times to audiences worldwide.

The idea to document Gore's efforts came from producer Laurie David, who saw his presentation at a town hall meeting on global warming, which coincided with the opening of The Day After Tomorrow. Laurie David was so inspired by his slide show that she, with producer Lawrence Bender, met with Guggenheim to adapt the presentation into a film. Since the film's release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of global warming and reenergizing the environmental movement. Synopsis [edit] Background[edit] Gore gives a keynote address on sustainability at SapphireNow 2010 in May 2010 Origins[edit] The slide show[edit] Short answers to hard questions. Short answers to hard questions texts.

Presentation. Untitled. What is climate? What is climate change? | climateurope. At a glance / Climate Observations / Climate Observations - At a glance / Definitions / Definitions - Climate Observations Climate is the average weather in a given area over a longer period of time. A description of a climate includes information on, e.g. the average temperature in different seasons, rainfall, and sunshine.

Also a description of the (chance of) extremes is often included. Climate change is any systematic change in the long-term statistics of climate variables such as temperature, precipitation, pressure, or wind sustained over several decades or longer. The classical period used for describing a climate is 30 years, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Climate Change | National Geographic Society. Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change. 3. Is there anything I can do about climate change?

Fly less, drive less, waste less. You can reduce your own carbon footprint in lots of simple ways, and most of them will save you money. You can plug leaks in your home insulation to save power, install a smart thermostat, switch to more efficient light bulbs, turn off the lights in any room where you are not using them, drive fewer miles by consolidating trips or taking public transit, waste less food and eat less meat. Perhaps the biggest single thing individuals can do on their own is to take fewer airplane trips; just one or two fewer plane rides per year can save as much in emissions as all the other actions combined. If you want to be at the cutting edge, you can look at buying an electric or hybrid car, putting solar panels on your roof, or both.

If you want to offset your emissions, you can buy certificates, with the money going to projects that protect forests, capture greenhouse gases and so forth. Climate Change carbon v vulnerability. Effects | Facts. We already see effects scientists predicted, such as the loss of sea ice, melting glaciers and ice sheets, sea level rise, and more intense heat waves. Scientists predict global temperature increases from human-made greenhouse gases will continue. Severe weather damage will also increase and intensify. Our Trajectory Earth Will Continue to Warm and the Effects Will Be Profound Global climate change is not a future problem.

Changes to Earth’s climate driven by increased human emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are already having widespread effects on the environment: glaciers and ice sheets are shrinking, river and lake ice is breaking up earlier, plant and animal geographic ranges are shifting, and plants and trees are blooming sooner. Effects that scientists had long predicted would result from global climate change are now occurring, such as sea ice loss, accelerated sea level rise, and longer, more intense heat waves.

Future Effects in the U.S. U.S. More Droughts and Heat Waves. What's the difference between global warming and climate change? Para leer en Español, haga clic aqui. Global warming refers only to the Earth’s rising surface temperature, while climate change includes warming and the “side effects” of warming—like melting glaciers, heavier rainstorms, or more frequent drought. Said another way, global warming is one symptom of the much larger problem of human-caused climate change. Another distinction between global warming and climate change is that when scientists or public leaders talk about global warming these days, they almost always mean human-caused warming—warming due to the rapid increase in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from people burning coal, oil, and gas.

Climate change, on the other hand, can mean human-caused changes or natural ones, such as ice ages. A climate change unlike any other The planet has experienced climate change before: the Earth’s average temperature has fluctuated throughout the planet’s 4.54 billion-year history. New understanding required new terms The bottom line Mann, M. NASA's Earth Minute: Gas Problem. NASA's Earth Minute: My Name is Aerosol. Nasa's video. IPCC — Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. World Climate Summit 2015 - The 21st UN Climate Change Conference. COP28 UAE | United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) Greta Thunberg full speech at UN Climate Change COP24 Conference.

Fridays For Future is an international climate movement active in most countries and our website offers information on who we are and what you can do. Green Party leader says Extinction Rebellion protests have ‘ramped up’ climate change discussion | Northampton Chronicle and Echo. Jonathan Bartley says the demonstrations, alongside strikes by school students, have given much greater emphasis to the discussions on how to tackle global warming. Speaking to the Local Democracy Reporting Service on a visit to Kingsthorpe College, Mr Bartley said: “I speak as someone who was arrested and held in a police station at one of these protests. Alongside the school strikes they have been the two things that have ramped up discussion on this issue.”

Mr Bartley joined protesters in Whitehall on his birthday last October, and staged a protest by laying in the road. Officers arrested him for blocking a public highway. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Locally, the Northampton branch of Extinction Rebellion made the headlines recently when they stormed Barclays’ HQ in Brackmills, and sprayed the foyer with black dye to represent what they felt was the organisation’s continued use of fossil fuels. He said: “We are putting forward a Green New Deal. OK Boomer. Generational conflict over climate crisis is a myth, UK study finds | Environment. A fake generational war over the climate crisis has distorted public thinking and political strategy, when in fact older generations are just as worried about the issue as younger people, according to new research.

The idea that young people are ecowarriors, battling against selfish older generations is a common trope in representations of the environment movement. It has been stoked by instances including Time magazine naming Greta Thunberg their person of the year in 2019, for being a “standard bearer in a generational battle”. The stereotypes were further strengthened when generation Z, US singer Billie Eilish said: “Hopefully the adults and the old people start listening to us [about the climate crisis].

Old people are gonna die and don’t really care if we die, but we don’t wanna die yet.” Prof Bobby Duffy, author of Generations: Does When You’re Born Shape Who You Are? Said the fake conflict between generations over the climate crisis is “dangerous and destructive”. Geoengineering May Be the Answer to Climate Change. Researchers agree: The world can reach a 100% renewable energy system by or before 2050. Research from LUT University and 14 additional leading international universities suggest that the new system would be based largely on solar and wind energy, energy storage, sector coupling, and direct and indirect electrification of almost all energy demand.An energy system that is 100% based on renewables has emerged to become scientific mainstream.

Hundreds of scientific studies have proven that 100% renewable energy systems can be achieved on global, regional, and national levels by or before 2050. The number of published studies has grown by 27% annually since the year 2010 and continues to grow each year. “A quickly increasing number of researchers conclude that the entire energy system demand can be met based on renewables, and that doing so will actually be cheaper in the long term, while fulfilling sustainability requirements”, professor Christian Breyer from LUT University concludes.

“Strong skepticism” is long gone New research is still needed Source: LUT University. How to Stop Global Warming, Solutions to Prevent Global Warming. EDITOR’S NOTE: On April 4, 2022, the IPCC released the Working Group III Sixth Assessment report on climate change mitigation. The report describes how, despite gains in the clean energy revolution, nations are falling far too short of reducing climate pollution quickly enough to avoid severe damage, cost, and upheaval. “The good news is that we have the climate solutions needed, and they work,” says NRDC president Manish Bapna. “For our economic and national security, and for the future of all life on earth, lawmakers must act without delay.” Read more about the IPCC report here. Rising sea levels. Raging storms. Searing heat. What can you do?

But it’s important to remember the equally vital contributions that can be made by private citizens—which is to say, by you. Here are a dozen easy, effective ways each one of us can make a difference. 1. What’s the single biggest way you can make an impact on global climate change? 2. 3. 4. 5. Saving water reduces carbon pollution, too. 6. 7. 8. How you can stop global warming. Sylvan Lake man hoping solar panels will start green conversation – Sylvan Lake News. A Sylvan Lake man is hoping the addition of solar panels to his home will begin a conversation about green technology and climate change. Brian Inglis installed a large number of solar panels on his home near Ecole H.J. Cody School roughly one year ago. He said he has believed in climate change for many years, and decided it was finally time to contribute to the reduction of green house gases. “It just seemed like it was time to put my money where my mouth is, sort of speaking.

In the year since installing the numerous solar panels on his roof, Inglis says they haven’t created the conversation he was hoping for. Some people have been curious, but conversations normally don’t move past curiosity, according to Inglis. Inglis says he is looking to start a group for those who are interested in learning and speaking more about climate change, energy efficiency and green technologies. “To be able to make a difference you start with a grassroots movement, and with education,” he said. EURIMA - Tackling Climate Change. Insulation: climate saving technology Reducing energy use in buildings across the EU could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 460 million tonnes per year - i.e. more than the EU’s total commitment under the Kyoto Protocol Our climate is changing.

There is widespread agreement that we need to dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions if we are to slow the current rate of global warming. The 2010 Toronto Summit of the G-20, the world’s premier forum for international economic development, emphasised the need to find global solutions to climate change. In Europe, Member States have made a commitment to meet the ‘20-20-20 ’ goal: reducing primary energy consumption by 20%; reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20%; and ensuring that 20% of our energy needs are supplied by renewable energy sources, by the year 2020. Simply put, there has never been a better time to save energy.

The first step in making a building climate-friendly is to reduce its energy loss. Cash-Strapped Farms Are Growing a New Crop: Solar Panels - Daily Yonder. Youtube. GB Budget. Controversial plans for giant wind farm in the Rhinns of Kells in New Galloway scrapped. Power trends: Solar leads Twitter mentions in February 2020.

Power Technology lists the top five terms tweeted in power in February 2020, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweeted terms are the trending industry discussions happening on Twitter by key individuals (influencers) as tracked by the platform. 1. Solar – 720 mentions From solar panels being installed over bike lanes in South Korea to Australia’s farms utilising producing tomatoes using solar power and seawater, the harnessing of solar energy across countries and industries was a widely discussed topic in February 2020. For example, an article shared by climate change campaigner Mike Hudema describes how Morocco is building a solar farm that will provide energy for 24 hours each day.

Innovations and successful solar stories were also a key aspect of the tweets. Loading ... 2. Efforts to completely cut down carbon emissions and phase out coal plants by the end of 2030 were popularly discussed on Twitter this month. 3. 4. 5. BP expands carbon capture capabilities to meet 2050 climate goals. By Akshat Rathi on 2/13/2020 LONDON (Bloomberg) - BP is expanding its team working on carbon capture and storage projects as part of its ambition to zero out net greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050. The oil major has added staff over the past 12 months and is reorganizing teams that have been dispersed within different units of the company, a spokesperson confirmed. The moves build on Chief Executive Officer Bernard Looney’s announcement Wednesday that BP will target pollution not only from its own energy use but from the fuel its customers use, known as Scope 3 carbon emissions.

The moves add the weight of Europe’s second-biggest oil company to efforts to make the technology a commercial reality. Carbon capture is a broad set of technologies that can be deployed to cut emissions from industrial plants. The goal is to bury pollutants underground instead of allowing them to escape into the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. AGRICULTURE: 'Climatic events': How farm groups skirt global warming -- Tuesday, March 3, 2020 -- Major farm groups have hit on a new way to tiptoe around climate change affected by human activity: Call it "climatic events. " That's the catchphrase in a new initiative by the American Farm Bureau Federation and 20 other farm groups meant to address the ongoing debate about agriculture's contribution to — and role in mitigating — a warming climate.

The shifting vocabulary illustrates the difficulty some farm organizations and lobbying outfits continue to have acknowledging the scientific consensus that farming plays a part in climate change. "Climatic events" might mean "weather. " It might mean "climate change. " "The terminology that is used, I think, is important," said Ethan Lane, vice president of government affairs at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, announcing the initiative called Farmers for a Sustainable Future (E&E News PM, Feb. 19).

Advertisement "It's probably fair to say it runs the gamut," he said. Climate science denial? 'Universal agreement' At the Glasgow climate conference, the UK could kickstart a green tech revolution | Mike Mason. Einstein probably didn’t say “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, but might have done had he kept tabs on the impact of the annual climate negotiations.

We have now had 25 of them – the 26th Conference of the Parties (Cop26) will take place in Glasgow in November – yet greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise inexorably. Cops – especially the one in Paris in 2015 – have changed attitudes and influenced policy. But to meet the goal of reducing global emissions to net zero by mid-century we have to start doing something substantial and different in addition to seeking stronger commitments at Cop26. The good news is that there are now real grounds for optimism that we can slow and ultimately stop greenhouse gas emissions. When these solutions become so good, and so cheap, that they routinely outcompete their fossil fuel and biodiversity-destroying counterparts, greenhouse gas emissions will decline to near zero.

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