Climate change is happening now. It is already impacting our lives. Every day. Everywhere.
Acting on Climate Together –ACT is a platform to mobilize and encourage action through accessible information on climate change, based on science.
ACT’s goal is to explain climate change in a simple way.
For everyone, everywhere, to understand and do something about it.
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The best climate science needs to be effectively communicated to trigger climate action.
Everyone takes decisions every day based on information.
Even the smartest people may disregard information they don’t understand, neglecting action.
The IPCC Special Report in 1.5 Degrees could be disregarded because some may not fully understand its conclusions and what they mean.
Here are its key messages explained in a simple way.
1. Almost Everything You Do Every Day Contributes to Climate Change
2. The Changing Climate
3. World Leaders Are Doing Something About It
4. More Needs to be Done
5. What You Can Do About It!
Communicating solutions and strategies to act and address climate change remains a difficult task.
Communication is becoming an increasingly essential tool to inform and engage stakeholders and the public, as well as to scale up innovative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.
The theme for the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award is Communicating Climate Change Threats and Opportunities.
Even the most innovative effort or approach to addressing climate change needs to be effectively communicated to trigger climate action.
Check the 42 innovative solutions to communicating climate change selected.
More information on the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award can be found here.
Climate change is happening now. It is already impacting our daily lives. It is also impacting the United States economy.
Action to address climate change is compatible and essential for economic growth. It also creates jobs.
The Economic Case for Climate Action in the United States focuses on economic losses caused by extreme and frequent weather events influenced by human-induced climate change in the 1980s, 1990s and the last decade (2007-2016) and on health costs due to air pollution exposure caused by fossil fuel energy production. It is thus a partial assessment of the economic losses and costs of human-induced climate change and fossil fuel use on the United States economy. Based on these past trends, a projection for the next decade is estimated.
These massive economic losses and costs are being borne mainly by individuals.
The opportunities to ensure economic growth and create jobs while taking climate action in the United States are presented.
Burning fossil fuels comes at a giant price tag which the U.S. economy cannot afford and not sustain.
We can expect extreme weather events and economic losses and costs associated with them to continue increasing unless we make dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Clean and sustainable energy just requires smart decisions and smarter investments.
See the interactive maps showing the increasing frequency of billion dollar events has impacted each state in the 1980s, 1990s and the last decade (2007-2016).
Misunderstandings about climate change and the Paris Agreement explained in a simple way
Was the Paris Conference on climate change successful? What is the Paris Agreement’s goal? Why has it been so difficult to take climate action? Are the current pledges by countries adequate to tackle climate change? Will a transition to renewable energy address climate change? How can net zero CO2 emissions be reached? What else needs to be done? Why has the public misunderstood the urgency of climate change? When could the 2ºC target be reached?
The Truth About Climate Change answers these questions by synthesizing and explaining the conclusions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other key climate research in a simple way.
Climate change is happening now and much faster than anticipated. While the Paris Agreement on climate change is an important step in the right direction, what is needed is a doubling or tripling of efforts.
All countries are finally together in the fight against climate change. Political action will be also required in all countries to approve policies, regulations and incentives for the implementation of the pledges at the national level.
The dependence on negative emission technologies as an option to control climate change is still unproven. Further delaying action to transition to a low-carbon economy and relying instead on these future technologies is not an option.
We have to wipe out the misconception that reducing emissions is incompatible with economic development. It is just a matter of developing in a different way.
Climate change is already causing harm. Although implementation of the Paris Agreement will slow the rate of change, we will still need widespread adaptation to reduce its risks.
The key issue is the scale of impacts and risks we are willing to bear and the mitigation actions we are willing to implement in order to minimize those impacts.
It is not enough to agree on a temperature target. The current pledges are only initial steps, and many more ambitious steps must follow. Substantial and sustained action is needed.
The success of the INDC approach will depend of what happens in the few countries that are responsible for the majority of the emissions.
The Truth About Climate Change is a joint effort by climate scientists and FEU-US.
The Truth About Climate Change and its global press release were covered by more than 600 news organizations around the world. Its three main messages are:
Global Temperature Could Reach the 2ºC Threshold by 2050
Pledges by 189 nations are inadequate to slow climate change
Without additional efforts by all major emitters, the 2ºC target could be reached even sooner.