Talking about climate change and climate action
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe recently talked about this very issue with the Oxford Climate Society. It’s completely relevant to our efforts, here in the United States. And you, and any organization who listens to this, can be a leader with her tips.
This talk is engaging, with good examples of what kinds of tips you might use in different situations. She also talks about what else she is doing to help folks talk about climate change, including new book club questions and teacher curriculum.
Agrivoltaics clearinghouse launches to share info on matching solar with farming
Solar installations may cover more than 3 million acres of the United States over the next decade, opening the door for PV to be paired with agricultural land to produce food, conserve ecosystems, and maximize income for farmers.
This opportunity, led by the National Center for Appropriate Technology to launch, is said to be the nation’s first AgriSolar Clearinghouse to connect farmers, ranchers, land managers, solar developers, and researchers with information about co-locating solar and agriculture…
What is the AgriSolar Clearinghouse?
The AgriSolar Clearinghouse is an information-sharing, relationship-building, public communications hub for all things agrisolar. The AgriSolar community will:
- Connect farmers, developers, researchers, and the public
- Provide practical technical assistance
- Develop best practices and innovative solutions to barriers
- Evaluate innovative financing options
- Promote sustainable agrisolar opportunities
Virtual Solar Symposium
Dual-use solar is increasingly recognized as a way to accelerate climate “mitigation” (slowing down) while enhancing farm and ranch viability, soil health, and water management.
For many people in the conservation field, as well as community members, this perspective and the supporting data require a paradigm shift.
Therapists in Maine are treating more people for climate anxiety
‘What do you call a lobsterman when there are no more lobsters?’
The climate crisis is impacting all aspects of people’s lives, from rising temperatures outsides, to food supply, to even the money in people’s wallets. And it’s particularly worrying Maine residents who rely on consistent climates for a living — and their identity.
These World Heritage Forests have gone from removing carbon from the atmosphere to emitting it
Human activity and climate change-fueled disasters have turned 10 of the planet’s internationally recognized forests, also known as World Heritage sites, from carbon absorbers into carbon emitters, researchers have found. The report from UNESCO found these sites can absorb approximately 190 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year — roughly half the amount of the United Kingdom’s annual fossil fuel emissions.
Uniting the world to tackle climate change
The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Trees should be planted without plastic guards, says UK study
Since the 1970s, saplings have generally been planted in translucent plastic tubes to protect them from being eaten by browsing animals. However, the research — which analyzed the lifecycle of the plastic and trees — found it was better to lose a certain percentage of saplings than use plastic guards to protect them…
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Talking climate in a polarized environment
Join Katharine Hayhoe for the opening plenary for Climate Citizens Lobby’s February 2021 Regional Conferences as she untangles the science behind how our beliefs shape our identity and highlights the key role our values can play in shaping our conversations on this crucial topic…
Dramatic increase in public beliefs and worries about climate change
“Americans’ belief that global warming is happening has increased six percentage points since March. Americans who think that global warming is happening now outnumber those who think it is not happening by more than 6 to 1.”
Check out the maps and data. It might be something you could share with others.