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Climate change from global warming is the biggest threat to the health and survival of human kind. As a result of past inaction, the impacts of climate change look increasingly dire. Indeed, they range from apocalyptic natural disasters, scorching bushfires and record temperatures, to sea-level rise engulfing our coastal cities. Accordingly, we are about taking personal action and campaigning politically for stronger action by government.
Fossil Fuels and Global Warming
The burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas have dramatically increased the levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As carbon dioxide traps heat obtained from sunlight and does not let it dissipate out of the atmosphere. This process is known as the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is seeing considerable increases in the temperature on earth. This global warming is resulting in climate change that is an existential threat to life on earth.
Global warming is directly resulting in rising sea-levels. This is due to a increasing meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets and thermal expansion of seawater as it warms. Around 40 percent of the population lives in densely inhabited coastal zones. In such areas, sea level is playing an increasing role in flooding, shoreline erosion, and hazards from storms. These problems are exacerbated during king tides and storm surge.
Climate Change Disasters
Climate change is impacting weather and climate extremes everywhere, including heat waves, flooding, droughts and tropical cyclones.
Rising temperatures are increasing the intensity of droughts and wildfires in hot, arid regions. Unprecedented floods in Australia, heat waves in India and record bushfires in California show us what we can expect from global warming.
Climate Change and Protest
We have now reached the stage where many of us believe protest must include civil disobedience. This response is in proportion to the increased threat now posed by global warming.
One of the first international climate groups leading the protest against climate change was 350.org The goal of 350.org was to keep carbon dioxide (CO2) to 350 parts per million — the safe concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.
The largest global group to arise in more recent times has been Extinction Rebellion which was founded in 2018. Extinction Rebellion has by necessity adopted a more urgent approach to protest based on principles of civil disobedience.
Climate Change Links
Below are a number of articles in relation to Climate Charge. Some changes have become unavoidable as a result of a lack of action to limit fossil fuel emissions. Some are already being experienced.
We have also assembled information for you on the risks of extreme heat and other dangers to help you survive in a time of climate change.
Global warming is directly resulting in rising sea-levels. This is due to a increasing meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets.
Surviving The Change
Have you got a plan to survive climate change? We are all aware of the dire consequences of climate change.
King Tide Flooding
King tide flooding is set to become a life and death issue for many coastal towns and cities.
Grow your own Food
Grow your own food at home. A food garden can be a precious resource when times are tough. Research what food grows easily in your area.
Urban Composting DIY
Urban composting DIY tips to help you compost at home. It is more important than ever to be sustainable. Composting can also save you money.
Protest Climate Change
Climate change protest is almost a ‘civic duty’ for anyone who cares about people and the planet. Millions of people are determined to force action.
Recycle and Save
Recycle and save money is our mantra. Most of us live in capitalist economies, where people are encouraged to consume, consume and then consume some more!
Personal transport can put a large burden on your budget. You can reduce costs and make savings fast. Instead of driving to the gym, get a bike. You can cycle for health and fitness.
Eco-socialism is the most recent and fastest growing of political ideologies. It combines the theories ecology sustainability and socialism. The end goal of eco-socialist polices is a society without class divisions, that lives in some kind of harmony with nature.