This week continued a pattern of heavy-duty climate related reports, which you don’t have to read because we read the synopses! The White House’s report on the public health risks of climate change is detrimental to your psychological well-being all by itself but also lays out the abundant risks of a warming world. This comes on the heels of the recent report on sea level rise and Jim Hansen’s paper suggesting that we are closer to climate “tipping points’ than we thought. Favorite-son John Kerry lays out the economic opportunities of a clean energy world. Who will grab the brass ring there? Listen in!
The reading list:
- ClimateCentral on public health risks
- The White House Report itself
- Grist on the Kerry speech
- Kerry on YouTube
- The Climate Minute on the sea level rise report
- The Climate Minute on the Hansen paper
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.