Real Climate Facts And Figures And Solutions

Some warnings and some solutions –

Focus on the Science – new studies, feedback loops, tipping points… here.


Disconnection Caused the Climate Crisis. Reconnection Will Solve It.

Paul Hawken and friends advance a bold vision of equity and renewal in “Regeneration”

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Oct 2 2021 – By Jonathan Hahn – “Sierra” magazine

A singular principle binds together the daunting challenges and correlative solutions advanced by Paul Hawken and his team of researchers, essayists, and scholars in the book Regeneration: connection and reciprocity. Whereas we once lived as other animals do, in concert and conjunction with the natural world, our relationship to that world is now broken—we are extracting, consuming, and polluting the habitats and ecosystems that sustain and nourish us, and in so doing, pushing them to the brink of extinction. –  More

Visit the “Regeneration”companion website – Nexus


Climate Solutions 101 presented by Project Drawdown

Your climate solutions journey begins now. Filled with the latest need-to-know science and fascinating insights from global leaders in climate policy, research, investment, and beyond, this video series is a brain-shift toward a brighter climate reality.

Find out more, watch the trailer – Climate Solutions 101 | Project Drawdown

Hoodwinked in the Hothouse — Resist False Solutions to Climate Change
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Authored by grassroots, veteran organizers, movement strategists and thought leaders from across our climate and environmental justice movements. The third edition of Hoodwinked in the Hothouse is an easy-to-read, concise-yet-comprehensive compendium of the false corporate promises that continue to hoodwink elected officials and the public, leading us down risky pathways poised to waste billions of public dollars on a host of corporate snake-oil schemes and market-based mechanisms. These false solutions distract from the real solutions that serve our most urgent needs in an alarming climate justice moment of no-turning-back.

Visit the web page,​ a downloadable 42 page pdf is available –here



The Energy Mix
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The Energy Mix is published by Energy Mix Productions Inc., a Canadian non-profit that promotes community awareness of, engagement in, and action on climate change, energy, and carbon-free solutions.

Each week, we scan up to 1,000 news headlines to find the groundbreaking, provocative, hopeful, or sobering stories that help you make sense of a complex, fast-moving issue.

Since May 2014, we’ve summarized the best of that material in a free, thrice-weekly e-digest that you can request direct to your email inbox. More recently, with the climate story getting bigger and wider by the day, we’ve begun compiling a longer selection of news headlines that follow all the major pieces of the climate and energy puzzle.

Then we archive all our stories on this indexed, searchable site.


Science and Learning Centre – David Suzuki Foundation

Welcome to the David Suzuki Foundation’s free online library containing more than two decades’ worth of original science, research and policy work.



Carbon Brief
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Carbon Brief is a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. We specialize in clear, data-driven articles and graphics to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response. We publish a wide range of content, including science explainers, interviews, analysis and factchecks, as well as daily and weekly email summaries of newspaper and online coverage.


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Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth observation programme, looking at our planet and its environment to benefit all European citizens. It offers information services that draw from satellite Earth Observation and in-situ (non-space) data.

The European Commission manages the Programme. It is implemented in partnership with the Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EU Agencies and Mercator Océan.


Emergency on Planet Earth
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This guide Tells The Truth about what’s happening, why, and what we can do.

Written by Dr. Emily Grossman with the support of the XR Scientists community. Fact-checked and reviewed by a wide range of experts.

“Surely we have a responsibility to leave for future generations a planet that is healthy and habitable by all species” Sir David Attenborough, “State of the Planet with David Attenborough”, first broadcast BBC One Nov. 2000.


Citizen’s Universal Declaration of Climate Emergency

We are facing a climate crisis and a state of climate emergency. Future generations face greater risks, climate crisis has now become a major issue threatening world security.

To avoid abrupt and irreversible climate change and its catastrophic consequences, the state of climate emergency must be recognized here and now.


The Environmental Impact of Food Packaging

Modern food packaging provides a way to make food safe, reliable, shelf-stable and clean. Unfortunately, most food packaging is designed to be single use and is not recycled. 

While packaging can be essential for certain functions, the industry has evolved with little concern for the environment or for human health. To minimise the negative effects of packaging on the environment, we need to reduce packaging waste. Recycling should be our last resort.

Philippinen Putzaktion auf der Freedom-Insel und Markenprüfung
Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila

Because so much food packaging (especially plastic) has ended up in waterways, the United Nations has declared the plastic pollution of oceans “a planetary crisis.”

According to the CBC Documentary  Plastic Wars the problem is only going to get worse. By 2050, it’s estimated the global production of plastic will triple. As the oil and gas industry — which provides the source materials for plastics —  faces a future of declining demand for fuel, it has turned to other markets. 

The stakes are high, says Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA. “This is their lifeline,” she says. “They are going to double down on single-use plastic like we have never seen. So we’re heading towards a real battle…. This is the big war.” 


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 

IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC prepares comprehensive Assessment Reports about the state of scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge on climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place.


The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

IPBES is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers


The  Exponential Roadmap

 highlights the 36 solutions that can scale exponentially to halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 worldwide. Scaling of solutions comes from sharp policy, from climate leadership by companies and cities and from a finance and technology shift towards green solutions with exponential potential.


Saxe Facts 

Dr. Saxe is one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers, with 40+ years’ unparalleled experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario’s energy and environmental laws. “As the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario from 2015 to 2019, I delivered 17 reports to the Ontario Legislature on energy, environment and climate issues. These reports were prepared at public expense to serve the public interest. Since these reports and the associated webinars are now hard to find on government websites, I provide direct links to them here.” Eco Reports


The Climate Atlas of Canada 

combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians. It is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action that will let us move from risk to resilience.


CARBON FOOTPRINT FACTSHEET 

The Center for Sustainable Systems,  University of Michigan: A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product.”1 It is calculated by summing the emissions resulting from every stage of a product or service’s lifetime (material production, manufacturing, use, and end-of-life).


The Carbon Majors Database CDP Carbon Majors Report 2017


100 fossil fuel producers and nearly 1 trillion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The Carbon Majors Database stores greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data on the largest company-related sources of all time. CDP’s Carbon Majors Report 2017 is the first in an ongoing series of publications aimed at using this Database – the most comprehensive available – to highlight the role that corporations can play in driving the global energy transition


greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas that absorbs and emitsradiant energy within the thermal infrared range. Greenhouse gases cause the greenhouse effect[1] on planets.