Interview - Why we need to act on climate change now
Interview with Jan Dash PhD, by Ilene Carrie, Editor at Phil’s Stock World
TRUMP EXITS PARIS AGREEMENT
Without once mentioning the myriad harmful effects that climate change is increasingly visiting on the world including the U.S., minimizing the enormous potential economic benefits of the upcoming renewable energy transition, and looking backward to coal, Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. He specified that neither the U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution nor contributions to the Green Climate Fund would be upheld. He did not specify the legal modalities of withdrawal, which vary between one and three years. Trump did say that Paris or another agreement more favorable to the U.S. could be (re)negotiated.
Trump's anti-climate actions, which include attacks on the EPA, NASA and NOAA, follow the extreme right-wing climate contrarians/deniers. Trump's actions abdicate the moral and ethical responsibility of mitigating climate change that hit the vulnerable the worst, and violate intergenerational equity by condemning our descendants to increasing probability of an unlivable planet.
If he continues, his legacy will be viewed as a climate criminal.
What can we do? We have no choice. We must redouble our efforts on climate risk management by supporting renewable energies, supporting cities and states to adopt mitigation programs, writing letters to the media, contacting our representatives to adopt climate action, and protesting.
Begin again today.
Note: supporting links are on the Climate Portal:
"Oppose Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement" - Climate Portal appeal and update
Trump is being persuaded by climate contrarians/deniers to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. This threatens everyone on the planet and the future of our grandchildren. The Climate Portal urges action now to stop this dangerous risk.
1. Climate Portal Main Page with Congressional telephone/free fax links: http://climate.uu-uno.org/
2. Trump, Denial, and Climate Change Risk: http://climate.uu-uno.org/view/article/5823c4580cf2204d222d455c/592ae4140cf2f1b5abcf7621/
3. Contrarian News Items and more: http://climate.uu-uno.org/topics/view/51cbfc74f702fc2ba81292b2/#ARTICLES
Please forward this email to your network and urge climate action.
Thanks and regards,
Jan Dash, PhD
Book 2nd Edition with chapter on Climate Change Risk Management: http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9003
Climate Portal: http://climate.uu-uno.org
MAY 15 DEADLINE - IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY - SEND YOUR INPUT - SUPPORT THE EPA AGAINST ATTACK
Tell Trump that you support the Clean Power Plan and the other current EPA protective regulations that he is attacking. DEADLINE IS MAY 15. After May 15 it will be TOO LATE for you to comment. Go HERE:
APPEAL - call your representative/senator - support climate action, science - oppose budget cuts
Very soon the Trump Administration will propose large budget cuts to the EPA, NASA and NOAA including cutting climate science and climate action. This threatens our grandchildren. Please call your representative/senator (links for phone #s on climate.uu-uno.org) to support these agency climate action and climate science programs. We only have a short time to stop Trump from shooting the climate science messenger and shutting down federal climate action. Please post widely.
NGOCSD-NY Paper for the Marrakech Climate Conference COP22
This is the annual paper from the NGOCSD-NY, entitled "Climate Change: Summary and Recommendations to Governments, 2016". The main point is: Start vigorous implementation of the Paris COP21 Climate Agreement at the Marrakech COP22 meeting. Read the paper on the Marrakech blog on the Climate Portal here:
The Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement
Climate Action is necessary for the achievement of Social Justice long-term. The Sustainable Development Goals are the incarnation of social justice, and Climate Action is Goal #13. Here is the presentation I gave for the October 2016 Climate Action Teams/C2R Meeting: "The Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement ".
COP21 Paris Climate Conference blogs and comments
Lynn and I are here and got our credentials at the COP21 registration desk. People of many faiths who have been working on climate for years will be at the Conference, among the estimated 40,000 participants. We and others will be blogging here and also on the Climate Portal: http://climate.uu-uno.org/topics/view/5650b4dc0cf2c2f3bc830ffd/ plus blogging on the UUs in Paris Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/uusinparis/ . Rev. Peggy Clarke and Jan will be on a panel side event on Sat. Dec. 5 called "Examination of how nations have and should consider equity and justice in setting INDCs" An INDC is the commitment made by a country for emissions reductions/control. We are looking forward to seeing other UUs. Here is a photo Lynn took at the site: