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http://climaterealityproject.org - We know the climate crisis and our dependency on fossil fuel has created a very real threat to public health, but there are individuals, businesses, and entire communities around the globe who are taking action to solve this crisis and create a healthier future for all of us.
For example, back in 1998 the danish government set out to prove that its goal of cutting carbon emissions by 21 percent was not only possible but practical. What happened over the next 20 years is a remarkable story of a community coming together and creating far reaching change.
Sunrun co-founder Ed Fenster says, "The best way to talk about climate is just to take an action yourself, then share with your friends how it has made your life better ... believe that the cycle will repeat" #LetsTalkClimate
Solomon Hsiang, an associate professor of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley, explains the correlation of people's health and the temperature.
Katharine Mach, a senior research scientist at Stanford University, talks about how hot it will get and what that means for us.
May 8, 2017 Our Children’s Trust, which is suing the federal government over its climate policies on behalf of twenty-one young people. The lawsuit asks the federal government to prepare a science-based national climate recovery plan that will bring carbon dioxide to below 350 parts per million by the year 2100. And results have been encouraging: a preliminary ruling in November states that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life. Victoria Barrett is one of the plaintiffs.
At the time, it seemed unthinkable. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley stood on a stage with oil industry executives and environmental leaders to announce a new climate change policy for Canada’s top oil-producing province, home to the world’s third largest oil reserves. How did they do it?
Special Keynote - Laura Turner Seydel
Board Member, the Turner Foundation; Board Chair, Mothers and Others for Clean Air
For more about the Overview Effect and astronauts experiences please check out OVERVIEW (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDfEnKcHBSc) and PLANETARY, now available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/planetary/id1058246189
The Association of Space Explorers reached out to their fellow astronauts to pass on a simple message of solidarity, hope and collaboration to combat climate change and reach our political leaders during such a crucial time.
Astronaut Ernst Messerschmid, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS
Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Wubbo Ockels, Ph.D – Space Shuttle, 1st Dutch Citizen in Space
Astronaut Scott Kelly - Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, MD - Soyuz, ISS
Astronaut Piers Sellers, Ph.D – Space Shuttle, NASA Climate Scientist
Astronaut Greg Linteris, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Ron Garan – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS
Astronaut Jerry Carr – Skylab
Astronaut Nicole Stott – Space Shuttle, ISS
Astronaut Loren Acton, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Mary Cleave, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Dan Barry, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Bobby Satcher, Ph.D, MD – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS, US Spacewalk Record Holder
Cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma – Soyuz, 1st Indian Citizen in Space
Astronaut Pedro Duque – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, 1st Spanish Citizen in Space
The video was produced by astronaut Ron Garan and Planetary Collective in association with Daria Lopez-Alegria of Space Bridges and edited by Steve Watts Kennedy. Planetary Collective is the award winning filmmaker behind the short film Overview, the groundbreaking full-length feature documentary Planetary, and the upcoming space documentary Orbital.
Special thanks to the Association of Space Explorers
Music by The Human Suits
Space footage from NASA and ESA
NYC carbon footprint: 54,349,650 tons a year = 148,903 tons a day = 6,204 tons an hour = 1.72 tons a second
In 2010 New York City added 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (equivalent) to the atmosphere, but that number means little to most people because few of us have a sense of scale for atmospheric pollution.
Carbon Visuals and Environmental Defense Fund make carbon emissions feel a bit more real - the total emissions and the rate of emission. Designed to engage the 'person on the street', this version is exploratory and still work in progress.
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