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Downloadable Posters — Nature Is Speaking

Downloadable Posters — Nature Is Speaking | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Download posters featuring Nature Is Speaking characters Mother Nature, The Ocean, The Rainforest, The Soil, Water and The Redwood.
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Reminiscent of Joanna Macy and John Seed's Council of All Beings, the question is how these are used and what kind of impact they are having.

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People's Climate March Makes Front-Page News | Climate Central

People's Climate March Makes Front-Page News | Climate Central | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Here's how newspapers portrayed Sunday's Climate March around the globe.
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Democracy Now! also had video coverage and multiple interviews.

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The New Abolitionism | The Nation

The New Abolitionism | The Nation | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Avoiding planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.
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Chris Hayes writes about the comparison between slavery and climate change, not along moral lines but along the financial consideration of the equation. Connects directly to change resistance as the crux of the problem as well as speaking directly to the oil and gas industries' corporate interests vs. a livable planet.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Climate Change Debate - YouTube

John Oliver hosts a mathematically representative climate change debate, with the help of special guest Bill Nye the Science Guy, of course. Connect with Las...
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Finally - a debate that shows a more accurate representation of skeptics vs. scientists. Shouldn't even actually be a debate, as John Oliver points out - it's equivalent to asking "do owls exist?"

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National Security and the Threat of Climate Change

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Fascinating report from a risk perspective, looking at global issues in resources and impact on stability and military strategy. First published in 2007, many of the predictions are quite accurate and currently in play.

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Youth Are Taking the Government to Court Over Its Failure to Address Climate Change

Youth Are Taking the Government to Court Over Its Failure to Address Climate Change | Climate Change | Scoop.it
With little precedent for climate change litigation, youth turn to the public trust doctrine.
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Youth in California sue the EPA and Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Energy and Defense for their inaction on climate change and a future plan to address the impacts on their generation. Similar work is being done in Alaska, Oregon, Texas and New Mexico.

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Climate Science as Culture War (SSIR)

Climate Science as Culture War (SSIR) | Climate Change | Scoop.it
The public debate around climate change is no longer about science—it’s about values, culture, and ideology.
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Fascinating article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review about values and the difference between scientific and social consensus as it relates to climate change.

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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change | Climate Change | Scoop.it
A growing number of university courses are using the creative arts, including “climate fiction,” to respond to what many students consider one of society’s central challenges.
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University of Oregon offers interdisciplinary courses on climate change - using the arts to communicate: "through media — from photography to sober scientific articles to futuristic fiction." The humanities, media studies and critique in particular, can be a major source for reflection and educating about these issues indirectly and yet with great impact emotionally and intellectually.

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Harich_2010_ChangeResistanceAsTheCrux.pdf

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One of the most interesting analyses of the root causes of the sustainability problem. In the same lineage as Nordhaus and Shellenberger's Death of Environmentalism or Werbach's Environmentalism is Dead. All argue that the usual approaches the environmental movement makes are insufficient, and don't get to the root of the problem, but all differ on the solutions or approaches to move forward.

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Business Resiliency in the Capital Region | Valley Vision

Business Resiliency in the Capital Region | Valley Vision | Climate Change | Scoop.it
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Another regional approach, more of an emphasis on business.

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The Pacific Northwest Resilience Challenge

The Pacific Northwest Resilience Challenge | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Launching at a summit Oct 2
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Regional effort to mobilize for resiliency: "a three-year initiative aimed at accelerating the ability of our urban areas in the Puget Sound Region to respond to disruptive events. A primary focus of the proposed initiative is fostering cross-sector information exchange and collaborative action toward high priority goals."

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Risky Business report: Executive Summary

Risky Business report: Executive Summary | Climate Change | Scoop.it
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Launched in October, 2013, the Risky Business Project focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate.

Risky Business Project co-chairs Michael R. Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer tasked the Rhodium Group, an economic research firm that specializes in analyzing disruptive global trends, with an independent assessment of the economic risks posed by a changing climate in the U.S. Rhodium convened a research team co-led by climate scientist Dr. Robert Kopp of Rutgers University and economist Dr. Solomon Hsiang of the University of California, Berkeley. Rhodium also partnered with Risk Management Solutions (RMS), the world’s largest catastrophe-modeling company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment-management companies around the world. The team’s complete assessment, along with technical appendices, is available at Rhodium’s website, climateprospectus.rhg.com.

The Risky Business Project is a joint partnership of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Paulson Institute, and TomKat Charitable Trust. Additional support for this research was provided by the Skoll Global Threats Fund and the Rockefeller Family Fund. Staff support for the Risky Business Project is provided by Next Generation, an independent 501c3 organization.

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Public Trust Doctrine overview by Mary Wood, UO Law Professor

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How to sue for climate change - this overview of the Public Trust doctrine by Mary Wood has been used now in federal cases brought by youth against the EPA and other agencies (see scoop from The Nation below for more details).

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P.E.A.K.

P.E.A.K. | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Public Energy Art Kit
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Graphically stunning educational set of posters about energy and climate change. Free download and resources, well-researched.

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Home | National Climate Assessment

Home | National Climate Assessment | Climate Change | Scoop.it
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Report summarizing climate change in the US, guided by 300 experts from all different agencies. Includes 12 overarching findings, regional summaries and Chapter 29 points out the Research Needs for Climate and Global Change Assessments. #1 on the list: Integrate natural and social sciences, engineering and other disciplinary approaches.

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Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action

Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Momentum is growing in the movement to divest from fossil fuel companies. On Thursday, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the industry for its role in driving climate change. Meanwhile, nearly 100 members of the faculty at Harvard University released an open letter calling on the Ivy League school to sell off its interests in oil, gas and coal companies. "If the Corporation regards divestment as
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The latest calls for divestment from the fossil fuel industry, furthering the 350.org grassroots movement that has brought together higher education, cities, and even religious groups.

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Can Celebrities And Prime Time TV Make Americans Care About Climate Change?

Can Celebrities And Prime Time TV Make Americans Care About Climate Change? | Climate Change | Scoop.it
April 13 is the television premiere of the much-anticipated Showtime series on climate change, "Years of Living Dangerously." The show features a cast of notable celebrities, who set out with scientists, firefighters and policymakers to exp...
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The producers of the series hope to close the gap between science and action, and see the key shift as moving from a more cerebral to emotional approach in storytelling, leading ultimately to a "public movement" of engaged citizens.

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World Bank: Climate Change Will 'Lead to Battles for Food' | Climate Central

World Bank: Climate Change Will 'Lead to Battles for Food' | Climate Central | Climate Change | Scoop.it
World Bank president Jim Yong Kim urged campaigners and scientists to work together to form a coherent plan to fight climate change.
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Confirmed by the World Bank: Food and Water crises loom as climate change effects are experienced globally. So far, no coherent plan of action - interesting comparison the the HIV/AIDS crisis and the way that scientists, policy makers and others collaborated to find solutions.

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Call climate change what it is: violence

Call climate change what it is: violence | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Rebecca Solnit: Social unrest and famine, superstorms and droughts. Places, species and human beings – none will be spared. Welcome to Occupy Earth
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Looks at the connection between war and major climate shift as well as the underlying violence inherent in climate change. Interesting read, points to systemic and global shifts.

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