Smoky Haze from Crow Mountain. Solar Powering the World. Animals and Plants Migrate North.
We want all of this work to contribute to a more dynamic and plural conversation around climate change. From right to left: Cathleen and GRID Alternatives focus on solar accessibility for low-income communities for a few reasons. CCLers know that we humans have put our climate in critical condition and that we need to quickly change the course we are on, energy production- and usage-wise. Further, two weeks before officially starting, the relationship of British culture to the future underwent a seismic shift: We all contain water in about the same ratio as the Earth does, and salt water in the same ratio as the oceans do.
The Arctic is Just the Beginning. Locking Horns with Climate Change: Witnessing the End of a Glacier.
My First Encounter with Ted Stevens. The Fate of the Polar Bear.
The Decline of Black Guillemots. Your head and your heart are made to hurt; nothing is held back about the gravity of the situation we face and the urgency of the crisis before us. Yet, no one wants to leave when the three days are up. To be in a room surrounded by so many people who are like you in so many ways is truly a life-affirming event. On the surface it seems everyone is so different, coming from diverse backgrounds and different locations around the country and around the world. I am so incredibly proud and honored to be the recipient of this very, very special award.
Yet I know without a doubt that it could have been given to any one of the other people in the room, or the more then 14, Climate Reality Project leaders, not in Pittsburgh with us, who help to make up our Climate Reality family. I am fortunate to work with so many inspiring people. Together we are unstoppable! With love and gratitude to all our Climate Mamas and Papas. I will continue to live each day by our Climate Mama Motto: Stay tuned and consider joining us for our next training.
Also, put December 3 and 4 th on your calendar and save the date! Posted on August 23, by Harriet. August 23rd, is a day I will remember forever.
About 20 minutes after my release, I was on the DC metro, on my way to meet up with my children, who were safely waiting in Baltimore with a dear friend. A memorable day, all around I would say. For those of us in the climate movement, these two weeks in August were a seminal time. This was a moment where we all came together very publicly and collectively to draw our line in the sand and say no more. Sadly, and in fact, many, many pipelines have been built since then, are under construction, and on the planning books today; but collective action against these pipelines at the local level remains strong.
These local actions around our country and around the world may in many cases not be as visible in the media as our KXL protests were, but they are as or more successful and are incredible powerful — inspiring and empowering us all. Most of these protests are slowing down pipeline construction and many have resulted in pipeline postponements of many years. Learn more about the brave men and women who fight daily to protect their homes and ours.
As these oil and gas pipelines grind their way across our country they transport in their bellies destructive, dangerous and deadly poisons. Many, many people have since been arrested and face longer and harsher sentences then the ones we faced over those two weeks in Washington, DC. We must remain cognizant and on alert as many, many states and our national government are currently looking at ways to limit and curb public protest and the very ability of people to gather and express our free will and free speech.
We must stay vigilant of these facts and fight against them. Our nation was built on the right for free speech. This must remain a foundational pillar. Today however I am taking a moment, and I am smiling.
Below is one post I wrote the day after my arrest. Here and here are a few links to more of my thoughts and feelings leading up to and including that day, 7 years ago today. If you look back on our blog and search through , you will find more thoughts, ideas and musings. Time goes, and our world continues to show us in increasingly chaotic and damaging ways that she is out of balance, sick and getting tired of our abuses.
Will she survive, of course she will. She has been around for over 4 billion years. Will we survive, that is another matter entirely and depends in large part on us…. To my fellow arrestees, and to all our dear Climate Mamas and Papas, thank you for all you do everyday,. I am honored to say I am one of those people.
In my case, carefully and with much help from my friends! My experience with the TarSandsAction support team has been incredibly positive. Not only did they prepare me for what would happen, and be there to support me every step of the way, but they also introduced me to a group of caring individuals from all over the country who are now my friends and jail mates.
Not too many other individuals I know can fall into this particular friend category! Do you know how hard it is to get a wedding ring off your finger that has been there for 15 years? So, this is where a bra comes in handy, another useful piece of information from my TarSan dsAction support colleagues. I did move these items to the waste band of my skirt just prior to my arrest and the handcuffs going on me, so that it would be easier for the arresting officer who frisked me to remove them.
Yes I was frisked, in fact several times, and yes I had handcuffs on from the moment of my arrest until my release at the jail. Posted on August 22, by Harriet. Across the country, and around the world, many of our children have already headed back to the classroom.
In the United States and Canada, Labor Day — the first Monday of September — is traditionally the last day of summer vacation for many of our children. We want to share a few of our musings, suggestions, and thoughts on staying calm and sane as that first day of school fast approaches. As parents we want to put our best foot forward for our children and set a great example, not a cynical one. Remind your children that voting is our right and our obligation. Do your research well. This organization offers curriculum for k that is based on some amazing videos of young people who are empowered and empowering as they take action on climate change.
Posted on August 16, by Harriet.
Uma Campbell reached out to us early on this summer to share some great ideas she has on how technology can help us all conserve energy. Do you have some awesome ideas, practical advice or great examples of climate solutions that you would like to share with our ClimateMama community? Reach out to us at info at ClimateMama. The liquid water permeates the ice beneath it and refreezes, creating a more solid ice layer than before. Because the bands of solid ice are formed from melting snow, more bands of solid ice mean that summer temperatures were above freezing when the ice bands formed.
Measuring the number and thickness of these bands through time gives information about how warm the summer temperatures are. So basically, the authors used these annual ice-core bands to deduce temperatures as far back as years ago. They found that the frequency of melting events increased by fold from the — time period compared with — They also measured a fold increase in total melt.
These are staggering numbers. I asked the lead author, Dominic Winski to summarize his findings and he told me,. This research shows that peaks in the Alaska Range sustain additional summertime warming through links with rising ocean temperatures in the tropics.
Arctic Screaming: A Journey to the Front Line of the Climate Crisis - Kindle edition by Chad Kister. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC. Arctic Screaming: Journey to the Front Line of The Climate Crisis by Chad Kister Please join me on a transcontinental quest to uncover the reality of the climate.
Not only have we learned that summers are much warmer on Mt. Hunter than they were hundreds of years ago, but our research also demonstrates how connected the climate system is, with changes in certain parts of the world affecting places thousands of miles away. It will be interesting to see if others can replicate these findings in other locations.
But the collaboration of the conclusions with other evidence is quite compelling. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
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