Climate COP

Logo The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They serve as the formal meeting of the UNFCCC Parties (Conference of the Parties, COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change, and beginning in the mid-1990s, to negotiate the …

Warming Stripes

Lingo Cards Warming Stripes = Visualization of climate change Hashtag: #WarmingStripes Climate Lab: Climate change is a complex global issue, requiring simple communication about its effects at the local scale. This set of visualisations highlight how we have witnessed temperatures change across the globe over the past century or more. The colour of each stripe …

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Logo Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – ipcc.ch – is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and potential …

Changing Climate

Photo What’s the story about climate change? What about ‘story’ — what have we missed in not making it more relevant? We look behind the headlines and suss out what’s happening around the world regarding our changing climate. Our view: human contribution is climate change is real and we have to find ways toward clean energy. Questions …

Extreme Events

Buzzwords Extreme Events = Lying in the outermost (“most unusual”) 10 percent of a place’s history Also see:Extreme Heat Events = Sustained periods of abnormally and uncomfortably hot, and often humid, weather. NOAAhttps://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-eventshttps://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/advancing-study-extreme-eventshttps://www.theactuarymagazine.org/observing-mother-nature CEChttp://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/monitoring-health-impacts-extreme-heat-eventshttp://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/helping-north-america-communities-adapt-climate-change-pilot-syndromic-surveillance-system-extreme-heat-eventshttps://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/pubs/ClimateChangeandExtremeHeatEvents.pdf Headlinesextreme-events-virtually-impossible-without-warming Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Carbon Footprint

Buzzwords Carbon Footprint = the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, business … Translating: What is the carbon footprint of global tourism? (double check translations!)Spanish: ¿Cuál es la huella de carbono del turismo global?French: Quelle est l’empreinte carbone du tourisme …

Green New Deal

Lingo Cards Green New Deal = a proposed economic stimulus program in the United States that aims to address both economic inequality and climate change Key LinksResolution 109Text (You can listen to this page) Recommended ListeningNaomi Klein on the Green New Deal (Late Night Live) – Is there a chance that America could upturn their …

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Elsewhere on the Web Toward a Climate-Smart Nation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – noaa.gov which understands and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources. Key Linksnoaa.govFacebook FeaturesAre record snowstorms proof that global …

Climate Crisis

Lingo Cards Climate Crisis = the adverse affects of global climatic changes Headlines‘Hypocrites and greenwash’: Greta Thunberg blasts leaders over climate crisisWhy the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment Embedded Tweets WikipediaGlobal warming Planeta.com

Paris Agreement

Lingo Cards Revisiting the Paris Agreement The Paris agreement is five years old. Is it working? Key Linkshttp://www.cop21.gouv.fr – http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/tweetwallhttp://newsroom.unfccc.inthttp://newsroom.unfccc.int/cop21parisinformationhubFrenchEnglish Information Hub Carbon Footprint Spanish Livestreaming Videohttp://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/plenary-1http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/plenary-2http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/press-room-1http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/press-room-2http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/press-room-3 On Demand Videohttp://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/events EssayGiven the transformation needed, #COP21 is a wakeup call to improve our understanding through more engaged communication. Mainstream press and TV coverage will neither improve …