→ Executive Summary Introduction Across the nation, cities are responding to climate change by developing and implementing local policies and initiatives. In particular, municipalities have created climate action plans to demonstrate their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and protect their communities from the results of climate change. These plans … [Read more...] about Climate Action Planning for the Lehigh Valley 2.0
Ted Morgan Alarming reports from a wide variety of science-based and international studies keep coming, warning us of disasters that lie ahead if the world fails to make massive cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Again and again, we are confronted by the damage that is already resulting from climate change: more intense and frequent extreme weather … [Read more...] about The Challenge of Global Warming: Inaction, and Crimes Against Humanity
About the Alliance and the 2019 Summer Internship Project on Climate Action Planning The Alliance for Sustainable Communities–Lehigh Valley is a nonprofit organization that focuses on a wide variety of environmental and social justice issues that contribute to more-sustainable communities. Based in Bethlehem, PA, the Alliance has been active since 2003 and offers summer, … [Read more...] about Climate Action Planning –Acknowledgments
by Faramarz Farbod To perish or to radically transform the way we relate to one another and to nature, that is the question humanity has never had to face until now. The evidence backing the above assertion is strong and accumulating. Nevertheless, there remains a stubborn problem of awareness as many who understand the perils facing humanity fail to connect them to its … [Read more...] about Make Capitalism History
A few recent articles that may help to bring global warming & the climate crisis home: Bigger Than That: (The Difficulty of) Looking at Climate Change, by Rebecca Solnit | Truthout Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction | Truthout Humans are Causing Global Warming & it is Already Impacting Us: four key take-aways from the latest IPCC report | … [Read more...] about FYI: Climate Crisis Updates
Robert Frost’s ‘Fire and Ice’* doesn’t really have anything to do with global warming or endocrine disruption, but there is a parallel in the presence of two major threats that humanity faces today: global warming and the ubiquitous presence of synthetic chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system. I believe the threat of endocrine disruptors is on a par with global warming—a … [Read more...] about Fire or Ice? (Does it matter?)
In an exclusive interview with The Independent (UK), Igor Semiletov, of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that he has never before witnessed the such a volume of methane—millions of tons per year in this area alone—being released from the sea: "Earlier we found torch-like structures like this but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is … [Read more...] about Methane Releases Could Be Catastrophic!
by Gwen Colegrove The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”we hear Chicken Little proclaim every day. What are WE to do? It’s true, science tells us, that humanity is depleting the Earth’s resources faster than She can renew Herself. B U T. . . the Earth, and humanity with her, is on the brink of a new epoch. Old ways are no longer sustainable. Systems are … [Read more...] about The Sky Is Falling!