SOLUTIONS: HUMAN

~ WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR PERSONAL CARBON FOOTPRINT
Findings of an open-access, scientific peer-reviewed study reveal the High/Medium/Low Impact Ways you can effect change. Scroll-down to the “Infographics” to learn about them.
https://www.kimnicholas.com/responding-to-climate-change.html

~ CLIMATE AWARE THERAPIST DIRECTORY
An resource from the Climate Psychology Alliance/ North America to help individuals deal with the emotional distress related to climate change impacts and disruption of our planetary ecosystems. [scroll-down to the map] https://www.climatepsychology.us/climate-therapists

~ WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Start by attending a free, virtual Climate Reality Leadership Corps training with former US Vice President Al Gore and a team of thought leaders, activists, and scientists. Since 2006, this rapidly growing community (35,000+ Leadership Corps members) will inspire and empower your efforts. https://www.climaterealityproject.org/training

~ REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
This is my “go-to” place when I need my hope restored in humans. It’s a “non-profit editorial project that is tonic for tumultuous times” founded by artist/musician David Byrne. “Through stories of hope, rooted in evidence, it aims to inspire us all to be curious about how the world can be better, and to ask ourselves how we can be part of that change.” I’ll be sharing links to some of their stories relating to climate change, and I begin with this intriguing one: ***”The Planet-Saving Potential of Whale Poop” https://reasonstobecheerful.world/whale-poop-climate-change/

~ THE HISTORY OF KNOWING CO2 INCREASES ATMOSPHERIC TEMPS
A FastCompany online article presents a timeline of scientific experiments beginning in 1856 (by female scientist Eunice Foote) thru the present when reality is rapidly overtaking scientific models. https://www.fastcompany.com/90658442/this-woman-was-the-first-scientist-to-chart-the-physics-of-climate-change-in-1856

~ THE CLIMATE MUSEUM
The first of its kind in the United States, the Climate Museum is dedicated to inspiring action on the climate crisis with programming across the arts and sciences that deepens understanding, builds connections and advances just solutions. https://climatemuseum.org

~ MOTHER POWER FOR CLIMATE ACTION!
Be inspired by actress and long-time activist Jane Fonda’s knowledgeable, articulate, and impassioned female speakers at her “Fire Drill Friday” Mother’s Day 2021 Virtual Zoom Rally who shared the complexities of stewardship, need for mothers to engage their instinct to protect their young, and why mothers around the world need to “get up and fix what is wrong” by taking-on the fossil fuel bullies to ensure our kids have a future! https://firedrillfridays.com/Take-Action/

~ MASSIVE YOUTH CLIMATE ACTION!
Includes those organizations below from this website with more: https://climatechangeresources.org/youth/

  • FridaysForFuture
    is a youth-led and -organised movement that began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. Now it’s a global movement of over 14-million followers. https://fridaysforfuture.org/
  • SUNRISE.ORG
    is redefining youth activism in the U.S. with the meteoric rise of their movement to make supporting the Green New Deal a mainstream position. https://www.sunrisemovement.org/
  • DIVEST ED
    is a national training and strategy hub for student fossil fuel divestment campaigns on university campuses. https://divested.betterfutureproject.org/

~ THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT 101
Warmer air holds more water. And since water vapor is a greenhouse gas, more water absorbs more heat, inducing even greater warming and perpetuating a positive feedback loop. Get the simple details at the Natural Resource Defense Council’s website: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/greenhouse-effect-101

~ PROJECT “DRAWDOWN”
The world’s definitive book on climate solutions, “Drawdown,” edited by Paul Hawken, is about the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible. The website includes many free resources, including, CLIMATE 101, six-unit video course with the latest science and insights from global thought leaders. https://drawdown.org/

~ WORLD’S FIRST CARBON-NEUTRAL SOCCER CLUB
An all-vegan stadium. A field fertilized with seaweed. How the owner of the sport’s most sustainable team is cultivating “a new kind of soccer fan.” https://reasonstobecheerful.world/meet-the-worlds-first-carbon-neutral-soccer-club/

~ CLIMATE CENTRAL
An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public. https://www.climatecentral.org/

~ COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP IN DEFORESTATION FIGHT
When forests are managed by the people who live in them, conservation tends to follow.
https://reasonstobecheerful.world/community-forest-ownership-prevent-deforestation/

~ CENTER FOR HUMANS & NATURE
Original writing & annual conference devoted to understanding of the relationship between people and place and the “practice of kinship.” https://www.humansandnature.org

~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: NASA’s “VITAL SIGNS OF THE PLANET”
Their website presents current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA like: “Over the past 171 years, human activities have raised atmospheric concentrations of CO2 by 48% above pre-industrial levels found in 1850. This is more than what had happened naturally over a 20,000 year period (from the Last Glacial Maximum to 1850, from 185 ppm to 280 ppm). https://climate.nasa.gov/

~ “ANCIENT FARMING TECHNIQUES ARE CLIMATE-PROOFING TODAY’S AGRICULTURE”
In the Bolivian Andes, the low-water growing practices used by Mayans and Aztecs are making a comeback. https://reasonstobecheerful.world/farming-techniques-against-climate-change/

~ “WHEN OIL SPILLS STRIKE, CALL IN THE HAIR FORCE”
Hair collected at salons, fur from pet groomers, and even laundry lint is becoming a major player in ocean clean-ups as a free, highly effective resource that never runs out via the pioneering, global Clean Wave program. https://reasonstobecheerful.world/when-oil-spills-strike-call-in-the-hair-force/

~ A COASTAL MAP SEA-RISE RISK TOOL
Climate Central has created a “Coastal Risk Screening Tool”
A water level of 9.0 feet above the high tide line could be reached through combinations of sea level rise, tides, and storm surge. Climate Central’s sea-level rise and coastal flood maps are based on peer-reviewed science in leading journals. https://coastal.climatecentral.org/map/

~ HOW TO RESPOND TO CLIMATE SKEPTICS
Skeptical Science is a website and phone app created to debunk today’s common myths about climate change and global warming via info from peer-reviewed science literature, and presents it in relatable visual ways, including videos. Recommended by top climate scientists! https://skepticalscience.com/argument.php

~ FASTEST WAY: A RISING CARBON FEE & PUBLIC DIVIDEND
Renowned CO2 scientist, Dr. James Hansen, says: “The fastest way to phase-down fossil fuel use is via a steadily rising carbon fee collected from fossil fuel companies and distributed uniformly to the American public. http://ossfoundation.us/projects/environment/economics

~ GREEN NEW DEAL ARTS (art kits & tips for community engagement)
“Especially today, with our attention captured by fragmented soundbites and speeded-up attention-getters, it is really important to do things that invite contemplation and thoughtfulness. Art invites that. Art that reflects reality can push the right buttons in people that help them become hammers to shape it differently.” ~David Solnit, Green New Deal Arts, Project Coordinator https://art.350.org/kits/green-new-deal-arts/

~ JOIN A CLIMATE ACTION GROUP! The Sunrise Movement, 350.Org, and many other climate action groups are focused on mobilizing the public to convince government leaders of the critical imperative of acting NOW! on ways to become a zero-emissions, carbon-free world. Below link has listing of 36 such organizations working today — why not join or support one! https://foodtank.com/news/2020/10/36-organizations-helping-solve-the-climate-crisis/

~ A CLIMATE CHANGE SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK
We Don’t Have Time is a social network for everyone who wants to be a part of the solution to the climate crisis. The power of many enables us to influence businesses, politicians and world leaders. But We Don’t Have Time to wait. https://www.wedonthavetime.org

~ KIDS FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
Ajani Stella, a teenager in NYC, together with his mother and another helper, have created a wonderful climate change website about the science and how you can become a part of the solution! https://www.kidsfightclimatechange.org/evidence

~ INSURANCE INDUSTRY & CLIMATE CHANGE
[Wall Street Journal online article, Oct.2018] “Climate Change Is Forcing the Insurance Industry to Recalculate” Insurers are at the vanguard of a movement to put a value today on the unpredictable future of a warming planet. https://www.wsj.com/graphics/climate-change-forcing-insurance-industry-recalculate/

~ GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO STOP FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY
350.ORG creates effective global grassroots advocacy campaigns to stop all NEW coal, oil, and gas projects and build a clean energy future for all… But they need everyone to join them in the fight! https://350.org/

~ CENTRAL BANKS JOIN THE CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY FRAY!
[Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2021 online article] Central banks, the most powerful financial institutions in the world, say climate change is a financial and economic risk. The Bank of England’s remit now explicitly includes environmental sustainability as well as maintaining price stability. https://www.wsj.com/articles/central-banks-jump-into-climate-change-policy-fray-11621166402

~ NEW YORK TIMES’ CLIMATE FORWARD NEWSLETTER
The New York Times has more than a dozen investigative, science, policy, and visual journalists on its Climate Desk that produce in-depth and timely articles of global scope and highlighted in its weekly “Climate Fwd” newsletter. https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/climate-change

~ DOCUMENTARY FILMS: AN IMPACTFUL SOURCE OF INFORMATION
The wonderful Sir David Attenborough hosts the new documentary, Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet. Netflix says the film documents “the most important scientific discovery of our time – that humanity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept Earth stable for 10,000 years, since the dawn of civilisation.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/04/david-attenborough-netflix-documentary-australian-scientists-break-down-in-tears-over-climate-crisis

~ COGNITIVE BIASES RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE
A long list of cognitive biases that we all might exhibit in our thinking about climate change.
https://cbtprofessionals.com.au/climate-change-cognitive-biases/

~ “THE AMERICAN JOBS PLAN” & CLIMATE CHANGE
An urgent appeal from the Climate Reality Project to pitch-in and put pressure on Congress to pass this “building back better” plan to create millions of jobs, confront the climate crisis, and tackle systemic racism in America.” https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/american-jobs-plan-plan

~ CLIMATE CHANGE-MAKERS
“Climate Change-makers: Ideas for a world in which everyone contributes” is a global project developed by ASHOKA. https://medium.com/change-maker/first-steps-to-becoming-a-climate-changemaker-e5e7c30b9a8e

~ JAQUES FRESCO’s “VENUS PROJECT” [futurist on Social/Economic Equity]
The Venus Project is a non-profit organization that presents a new socio-economic model utilizing science and technology toward social betterment to achieve a sustainable civilization of abundance for all, without exception. https://www.thevenusproject.com VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrUc50kkNVA

~ ANOTHER RELIABLE SOURCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE INFO:
Easily understood info from NASA on climate change. https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/