Most of the people who respect science and the scientific process agree that climate change is a reality we cannot afford to deny. “There is no planet B,” as one meme says. In fact, the NASA website currently states:
“Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals1 show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position…” [Bold added for emphasis.]
For a screengrab of that web page, just in case the site mysteriously goes down or the information is deleted, click here.
This year’s Climate Change Conference won’t have our government’s name on it but leading scientists will confer under a not-for-profit organization:
— AltUSNatParkService (@AltNatParkSer) January 26, 2017
That tweet references a Washington Post article that says:
“The meeting now planned for Feb. 16 will take place outside of any government circles. Rather than at CDC, it will be held at the nonprofit Carter Center in Atlanta. It will be a one-day event rather than the three days originally planned. Its sponsors now include nongovernmental groups such as the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Turner Foundation and the Climate Reality Project, an education and advocacy group founded by Gore. Organizers say they are aiming to attract as many as 200 attendees from around the country to talk about the mounting risks to human health posed by climate change.”
Matters continue to get worse. Today, the Doomsday Clock was moved 30 seconds closer to midnight. If you aren’t familiar with the Doomsday Clock, or if you are and haven’t seen a report on it for a year or more, please watch this video. (The presentation begins at 13:58):
— Audubon Society (@audubonsociety) January 26, 2017
Why is The Good Men Project paying attention to environmental issues? Because if we have no clean air to breathe and no clean water to drink, we cannot survive to face any other issue. Plain and simple.
What ideas do you have for reversing the environmental damage caused by CO2 emissions? How do YOU think we should tackle climate change? Click the red box below to submit your essay.
One of the goals of our new Environmental Activism Social Interest Group (SIG) is to help people think about environmental issues in terms of every-day living, incorporating awareness into decisions that motivate our actions. Here are a few writing prompts related:
- Tell the GMP readers about an environmental activism project that is physical exercise.
- Tell the GMP readers about your experience with teaching youth about nature related to an outing.
- Introduce the GMP readers to an “every day” environmental hero you know personally or through research.
- Or, tell us about how YOU, yourself reduce your impact on our environment.
Here are our previous Calls for Submissions related:
We use plastic bags almost every day, but only for 25 minutes. Then, the bag will take 100 to 500 years to break down. Tell our readers why Plastic Bag-free Day is so very important.
Tell us how you work to tread lighter on our Earth, at home and beyond.
Interested in joining like-minded environmentalists at GMP? Join us! –> New Social Interest Group Will Address Key Environmental Issues of Our Time
The Environmental Social Interest Group will discuss not only how men relate to nature but also important environmental issues of our time and how we as a community can take action to solve them.
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