Daily Archives: May 9, 2019

The Point: Why Asian civilization matters to you

How Doomed Are We?


WGBH News
Published on May 7, 2019

A troubling new United Nations report foreshadows mass extinctions if humans fail to take major action on climate change in the next few years. One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened – which could have devastating consequences for the rest of us. What can, and at whshould the United States be doing to make changes? In for Jim Braude, Adam Reilly was joined by David Cash, dean of UMass Boston’s School of Policy and Global Studies and former Massachusetts commissioner of the department of environmental protections; and Anthony Janetos, director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future and chair of the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University.

Chomsky BRILLIANTLY Dissects Trump, Democrats & RussiaGate

Secular Talk

Published on Apr 23, 2019

Could Climate Change Destroy the World Faster than We Thought?


Thom Hartmann ProgramPublished on Feb 28, 2019

V The Madhouse Effect: https://amzn.to/2C1aitz

Climate Change: “If we lose the Arctic, we lose the whole world” (w/ Guy McPherson)


Thom Hartmann ProgramThom Hartmann Program
Published on May 3, 2019
Climate change may have already done enough damage to the earth that whatever we do now to stop it, may be too little, according to Guy McPherson.

Do you think he is right?

Is there time to fix the damaging climate change effects or has the Artic melted too much for us to stop it?

So Long, Plymouth Pilgrim Plant — Sort Of


WGBH News
Published on May 8, 2019

After nearly a half century of operation, Plymouth’s controversial Pilgrim nuclear power plant is slated to shut down at the end of this month. But as Adam Reilly reports, for the plant’s neighbors, the story isn’t finished — it’s just entering a new phase.

Climate Emergency Plan (The Club of Rome) CEP 24 Nov 2018


We Don’t Have Time
Published on Dec 20, 2018

We Don’t Have Time
Published on Dec 20, 2018
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Sandrine Dixson-Declève (BEL) Co-President of the Club of Rome
has over 27 years of European and international policy and strategic experience with a particular focus on EU and international climate change, environmental, sustainability, green growth and energy policy and strategic programme development. She has built from scratch, fundraised and run EU offices and platforms bringing together business leaders, policy makers, academia and NGO’s. Sandrine was recognised by GreenBiz as one of the 30 most influential women across the globe driving change in the low carbon economy and promoting green business.

@SDDecleve http://www.clubofrome.org

Anders Wijkman (SWE) Honorary Chairman ‘The Club of Rome’
Honorary Chairman of the global think tank Club of Rome, chairman of the Governing Board of Climate-KIC – a major public-private partnership at EU level. Member of the International Resource Panel (IRP) – a UN appointed expert body, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Board member Global Utmaning.

@AndersWijkman http://wijkman.se

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About the Seminar:
The Climate Emergency Plan 24 Nov 2018
A crucial discussion about transformation and how to expand the movements for climate action featuring:

– Sandrine Dixson Decléve (The Club of Rome)
– Anders Wijkman (The Club of Rome)
– Jamie Margolin (This is Zero Hour)
– Stuart Scott (Scientists warning)
– Cathy Orlando (Citizens’ Climate Lobby)
– Per-Espen Stokenes (Green economics, ecology and economic
psychology),
– Tomer Shalit (Map Launcher)
– Maja Rosén (We are Staying on the Ground)
– CJ Palmér (Sustainable mpact)
– Ingmar Rentzhog (We Don’t Have Time)
– Tove Ahlström (Global Utmaning)

Moderator: Catarina Rolfsdotter

Organized by: We Don’t Have Time | The Club of Rome | Global Utmaning

“If we are to stay below 1,5 °C global warming, emissions have to peak no later than 2020. That is less than 800 days from now. Emissions must also be cut by half by 2030, and to zero by 2050. We need an immediate emergency response by policymakers, businesses and civil society, aimed at an unprecedented transformation of all sectors of society. The Club of Rome’s Climate Emergency Plan, presented by Anders Wijkman, outlines an immediate course of action for policymakers. This will be the point of departure for a solutions-oriented seminar that advances the conversation on how to demand and create real change. We will learn about innovative technical platforms, the transition from conventional growth economics, how to successfully create political change and the growing power of youth movements.”

Agenda
– The Club of Rome: Climate Emergency Plan, Anders Wijkman and Sandrine Dixson-Declève,

– A Social Network for Climate Action, Ingmar Rentzhog, We Don’t Have Time

– Our Global Economic Operating System, Stuart Scott, Scientistswarning.org

– A Movement for a “No-Fly Year”, Maja Rosén, We Stay on the Ground

– Panel Session with keynotes, Jamie Margolin, Zero Hour, Cathy Orlando, Citizen’s Climate Lobby and Per Espen Stokenes, Oslo University

– Sweden’s Climate Dashboard, Tomer Shalit, Map Launcher, Linda Söder, Vattenfall and Jonas Allerup, The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

– The Song: “We Don’t Have Time”, CJ Palmer, Sustainable Soundtracks

About The Climate Emergency Plan by Club of Rome

The Club of Rome’s The Climate Emergency Plan was officially launched on November 24th at the We Don’t Have Time seminar titled “The Climate Emergency Plan”.

It outlines an emergency response to the climate crisis. Drawing from the latest IPCC report and other sources, it proposes far-reaching measures to cut global emissions by half by 2030 and to zero by 2050. This requires an unprecedented transformation of all sectors of society, since no country has ever succeeded more than a 1.5 % reduction. These measures are not news, for as the plan says: “Excellent work has been undertaken by prestigious academic institutions, progressive governments, cutting edge corporations and civil society leaders to develop realistic transition strategies.” With an acute sense of urgency, the plan calls on stakeholders to implement these findings through collaborative climate action.

A sample of measures proposed by the plan:
* Halt fossil fuel expansion and fossil fuel subsidies by 2020
* Continue the doubling of wind and solar capacity every four years
* Introduce realistic pricing and taxation to reflect the true cost of
fossil fuel use
* Ensure greater materials efficiency and circularity by 2025
* Accelerate regenerative land use policies