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November 27, 2018

This sculpture called “Follow the Leaders” found in Berlin and created by Isaac Cordal has been dubbed ‘politicians discussing global warming.’ Isaac Cordal, a Spanish Galician artist born in 1974, often designs works which involve sculpture and photography in the urban environment and that call attention to environmental problems with a focus on global warming.

The Climate Assessment Report that came out on Friday was released by the Trump Administration. It can be surmised the date was chosen in the hopes it would be buried by Thanksgiving vacations and lethargy as well as distractions by shopping extravaganzas.

But many of us continue to work to call attention to the important information contained within: it’s just too important to ignore. Volume 1 addresses impacts to the planet, and volume 2 focuses on impacts to people including

  • challenges to the communities where we live;
  • growing losses to American infrastructure and property which will impede economic growth;
  • threats to  the natural, built, and social systems we require to thrive;
  • challenges to get to “scale to avoid substantial damages to the economy, environment, and human health;”
  • degradation of “water needed for agriculture, energy production, industry, recreation, and the environment;”
  • threats to “the health and well-being of the American people, particularly populations that are already vulnerable;”
  • disruption to “interconnected social, physical, and ecological systems” impacting “Indigenous communities’ livelihoods, economies, health, and cultural identities”
  • destruction of Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services which benefit society
  • “rising temperatures, extreme heat, drought, wildfire on rangelands, and heavy downpours are expected to increasingly disrupt agricultural productivity”
  • deterioration of Infrastructure “further stressed by increases in heavy precipitation events, coastal flooding, heat, wildfires, and other extreme events… “with the potential for cascading impacts that threaten our economy, national security, essential services, and health and well-being.”
  • transformation of coastal regions which will “suffer financial impacts as chronic high-tide flooding leads to higher costs and lower property values.”
  • Tourism and Recreation

So what can and will we do?

In addition to continuing to press for action, and by talking talking talking about this important issue which I will be blogging more about it both here and on Wine Predator, from until Nov. 30, Patagonia is offering  for FREE

Tools For Grassroots Activists

A gift to inspire giving back. This book captures the best wisdom and advice of 20 years of the Patagonia Tools Conference, creating a resource for any organization hoping to hone core skills for success in the environmental movement.

I already used my link that came in an email today but maybe this one with work for you? Or you could call and ask?

Patagonia is also offering a buy one get 50% off book sale — lots of good books here!

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  1. November 27, 2018 12:07 pm

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