On December 7th in Copenhagen, 192 world leaders will meet to decide our future when they attend the UN Climate Change Talks. Go to the tck tck tck website and click on “human impact stories” to read about how climate change is already affecting people around the world.
There are lots of websites that discuss the science of climate change, some more reputable than others. Here’s one that I learned about over the weekend, Climate Sight. It’s a thorough look at what is credible and what is not in the science of climate change, in contrast to the “craziness” of what is reported in newspapers and TV. The purpose of Climate Sight is to:
to find, investigate, and eliminate the discrepancies between scientific knowledge and public knowledge on climate change.
It’s an impressive website which is even more impressive when you learn that it is written by a Winnipeg high schooler!
Through Climate Sight, I also found One Blue Marble, a website whose mission is to slow climate change and save the world. Their home page describes the situation we’re in this way:
If this was a Hollywood blockbuster, the clock would be ticking off the last 10 seconds as the sweat-spattered heroine makes the ultimate decision… Cut the red wire, or the green one… as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.
It really is that serious.
If you are interested in learning more about Canada’s environmental record, check out One Blue Marble‘s posts on the Alberta Tar Sands, and Canada’s Sorry Environmental Record, and their Red Letter Campaign.
We don’t inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children. ~Ancient Proverb