• Halvera GU:s utsläpp för lärosätets trovärdighet!
    Inom fyra år måste växthusgasutsläppen från industriländer minst halveras (förutsatt att alla gör det) för att vi ens ska ha en liten chans att hålla oss under 1,5 grader (1). Samtidigt planerar världens länder att enbart göra en tredjedel av det som krävs (2). Det betyder att vi är nära att aktivera en domino av tröskeleffekter som leder till en uppvärmning bortom vår kontroll (3). Vi riskerar att minst lämna över en dubbelt så hög uppvärmning till våra barn och barnbarn (4). Det får absolut inte ske! Låt oss nu höja våra röster och skicka en tydlig signal till världens ledare att de snabbt måste åstadkomma betydligt större minskningar av växthusgasutsläppen. Framtiden kan räddas om lärosäten börjar leva som de lär och gör klimatforskningen trovärdig att följa (5). Petition University of Gothenburg Only half of the Swedish universities have environmental goals, and wherever present, they are not in line with scientific requirements. In other words, none of the Swedish universities are taking the climate science in due seriousness. Just like there is no “business on a dead planet”, it is urgent that the universities start practicing what they preach, and give us a reason to study! Air travel accounts for 93% of GU’s greenhouse gas emissions from the total amount of travelling and vehicle use. Therefore we ask vice chancellor Eva Wiberg to rule: - On the adoption of the following goal regarding university travel: carbon dioxide emissions from air travel should decrease by 50% within the next four years. - That flights with the final destination of under 500 km (e.g. Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen) should be forbidden/banned, without exceptions. - On giving the suitable institution the responsibility to create an implementation plan in order to reach these goals. In addition to the goals indicated above, we plea that the management at GU reconceptualises all of the existing environmental goals immediately to cut the total emissions by GU by 50% within the next four years,- in other words, simply to start practicing what they preach in line with the climate research. To do this, GU should also start collecting data from all sectors that produce emissions. Why is this important? Greenhouse gas emissions from the developed countries have to be cut down to at least half the current amounts within the next four years (assuming everyone follows through) to even have the merechance of staying below 1,5 degrees of warming (1). Meanwhile, the world’s countries are only doing a third of what is needed. This means that we are close to activating a domino effect with feedback loops that would lead to a warming beyond our control (3). We are risking to hand over a world to our children and grandchildren that is twice as warm as the 1.5 limit (4). We cannot allow this to happen! Let’s raise our voices and send a clear signal to the leaders of the world that they have to achieve much greater emissions reductions. The future can be saved if the universities start practicing what they preach and follow through with the climate research (5). Referenser: 1. Dagens samhälle (2018). Koldioxidutsläppen måste halveras inom fyra år. Tillgängligt: https://www.dagenssamhalle.se/debatt/koldioxidutslappen-maste-halveras-inom-fyra-ar-23993 [2018-10-05] 2. UNEP (2017). The emission gap report, 2017. Tillgängligt: https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/22070/EGR_2017.pdf [2018-10-05] 3. MCC (2018). That’s how fast the carbon clock is ticking. Tillgängligt: https://www.mcc-berlin.net/en/research/co2-budget.html [2018-10-05] 4. PNAS (2018).Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene. Tillgängligt: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115 [2018-10-05] 5. Attari, S.Z. Krantz, D.H. & Weber, E.U. (2016). Statements about climate researchers’ carbon footprints affect their credibility and the impact of their advice. Climatic Change, s. 138.
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  • Halvera SLU:s utsläpp för lärosätets trovärdighet!
    Inom fyra år måste växthusgasutsläppen från industriländer minst halveras (förutsatt att alla gör det) för att vi ens ska ha en liten chans att hålla oss under 1,5 grader (1). Samtidigt planerar världens länder att enbart göra en tredjedel av det som krävs (2). Det betyder att vi är nära att aktivera en domino av tröskeleffekter som leder till en uppvärmning bortom vår kontroll (3). Vi riskerar att minst lämna över en dubbelt så hög uppvärmning till våra barn och barnbarn (4). Det får absolut inte ske! Låt oss nu höja våra röster och skicka en tydlig signal till världens ledare att de snabbt måste åstadkomma betydligt större minskningar av växthusgasutsläppen. Framtiden kan räddas om lärosäten börjar leva som de lär och gör klimatforskningen trovärdig att följa (5). Referenser: 1. Dagens samhälle (2018). Koldioxidutsläppen måste halveras inom fyra år. Tillgängligt: https://www.dagenssamhalle.se/debatt/koldioxidutslappen-maste-halveras-inom-fyra-ar-23993 [2018-10-05] 2. UNEP (2017). The emission gap report, 2017. Tillgängligt: https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/22070/EGR_2017.pdf [2018-10-05] 3. MCC (2018). That’s how fast the carbon clock is ticking. Tillgängligt: https://www.mcc-berlin.net/en/research/co2-budget.html [2018-10-05] 4. PNAS (2018).Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene. Tillgängligt: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115 [2018-10-05] 5. Attari, S.Z. Krantz, D.H. & Weber, E.U. (2016). Statements about climate researchers’ carbon footprints affect their credibility and the impact of their advice. Climatic Change, s. 138.
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  • Stop the expansion of Arlanda airport!
    Flygandet måste minska: Klimathotet är akut. Flyget är idag beroende av fossila bränslen och de tekniska lösningarna för att göra flyget fossilfritt ligger i bästa fall långt fram i tiden. Vi har inte tid att vänta; därför måste flygandet minska drastiskt. ********************************************************************************** ENGLISH Aviation must be reduced: The climate threat is acute. Today, the aviation is dependent on fossil fuels, and the technical solutions to make the airplane fossil-free are at best case far ahead in time. We do not have time to wait; therefore, flying must be drastically reduced.
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  • Push for more "Green Buildings" in Burlington
    A "Green Building" is an establishment or a home that meets certain criteria, such as water efficiency, sustainability, energy efficiency, etc. Having more of these buildings in Burlington will cut down on the amount of gases and pollutants our city will emit. This is important because every contribution made to stop Global Warming is significant. Dealing with the problem of Global Warming is a necessity. Pushing for more buildings to qualify as environmentally friendly establishments, is a small step in the right direction. While it is hard to give up other instigators of climate change, such as driving, making the effort to convert your home to a "Green Building" is a much more attainable goal. Most of us want to make a difference in the world we live in. We want to take care of this planet we call home, but sometimes it is hard to make sacrifices for a cause we cannot change alone. The idea of creating an environmentally friendly building is not a concept most would think of. With a better understanding of the benefits of green buildings, people can choose to convert; making their contribution to the environment without necessarily deserting their lifestyles. When compared with contributing in other ways, like boycotting flash-frozen, transported fruit, building more green buildings is an easier alternative. With a better public understanding and awareness of green building benefits, and recognized environmental leadership in the building industry, the cry for green buildings will increase exponentially. Global warming is a problem that faces us all. Earth provides us with a home, lets build homes that give a little back.
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  • Reduce Plastic Bag Use In New York City
    The United States uses more than 380 billion plastic bags a year, and New York City uses 9.37 billions of those. The thing is, plastic bags don't decompose, and if they do, it takes trillions of years. This causes global wide pollution and kills many, many crucial parts of life. Not only that, when plastic bags are made or incinerated (destroyed), they release about 55 kg of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a huge greenhouse gas that affects global warming each year, and by cutting down on plastic bags, we are also cutting down on the emissions of carbon dioxide. I'm specifically worried about global warming because of the ice caps. The ice caps are melting due to global warming, and this is making the seas and oceans rise. I am worried about the sea life that will be affected by this rise, as well as cities going under water. I believe we can help stop this if we work together to stop plastic bag use!
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  • TELL CONGRESS TO OPPOSE NOAA CLIMATE SCIENCE CUTS
    Jane Lubchenco, NOAA administrator under President Barack Obama, said that 90 percent of the information for weather forecasts comes from satellites. “Cutting NOAA’s satellite budget will compromise NOAA’s mission of keeping Americans safe from extreme weather and providing forecasts that allow businesses and citizens to make smart plans,” she said.
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  • Don't Allow the United States to be a Rogue Nation on Climate Change
    If the United States ignores climate science, it imperils the whole world, and so the whole world needs to hold the United States accountable.
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  • Tell Senators Wyden and Merkley to Reject Trump's Climate-Denying Cabinet
    This year will likely go down as the hottest year in recorded history. The science is clear: human-caused climate change is an eminent threat to the health and well being of our planet and all its inhabitants. Our country needs strong leadership to tackle this urgent threat, leadership that acknowledges the science of what is at stake. Trump has nominated some of the biggest climate deniers and corporate polluters to the highest environmental offices (including the CEO of the biggest carbon polluter in the country, Exxon Mobile). The nominations of the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson), Head of the EPA (Scott Pruitt), Secretary of the Interior (Ryan Zinke) and Secretary of Energy (Rick Perry) reflect the interests of the fossil fuel industry and big oil at the expense clean air, water, and national security. Our country cannot afford to let big profits drive the agenda of critical agencies. We have far surpassed the safe threshold of carbon in our atmosphere, it is time now to put the people and planet over short-sighted greed.
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  • Shift the Africa continent away from dirty coal and toward renewables by 2017
    Climate Change presents a growing challenge to both men and women. Its negative effects are hitting low income households and poorest people in the rural parts of Africa which women constitute a major part of. Over dependence on fuelwood and other traditional methods for cooking also has immense negative impact on our forest, as well as causes death of our women and children due to health hazards and in addition worsening the impact of climate change”. The time spent collecting fuel is time not spent on income-generation, education or other activities. In fact, cooking has become one of the most dangerous daily activities for women in the developing world. Toward a solution while women bear a disproportionate burden, they’re also critical to clean cooking solutions – solutions as potentially transformative as bed nets and vaccines have been in fighting diseases like malaria and polio. Also, clean cookstoves can empower women, providing significant opportunities for income generation and entrepreneurship. The clean cookstove value chain offers new pathways for women’s economic empowerment. Women can participate in, own businesses around and earn income from marketing, distribution, sales and related enterprise that involves cooking, like restaurants and street food vendors.
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  • Prime Minister Trudeau: Reform the National Energy Board
    1. To meet the commitments the Canadian Government made in Paris last year to stay within 1.5 degrees of warming, most of the world's known fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground. The National Energy Board, which advises the Canadian Government on major energy projects, has for decades functioned as an arms length approval body for the fossil fuel industry. The body doesn’t even consider the life cycle carbon emissions of the projects they review. Not only that, but has the body has been wrought with controversy, and their consultation processes, especially with indigenous people, has been wholly inadequate. The NEB is currently reviewing Enbridge’s proposal to replace and increase capacity for 35 km of the Line 10 pipeline -- one that would cut across important farmland in our community. We are calling on the Trudeau government to suspend all NEB hearings on pipeline projects until the NEB has been overhauled.
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  • Change Now to Eat Later: Sustainable Agriculture
    Changing the way we eat is vital in lessening greenhouse gas emissions that come from current food production methods like deforestation, overuse of water, use of pesticides, and soil degradation. It is also a leading cause of climate change that YOU can take action against, both for yourself and for future generations! Globally, the population is estimated to grow to 9.5 billion by 2050. With our current method of food production, feeding an added 2.5 billion people will be an immense challenge. We are already destroying our environment in the pursuit of increased agriculture production, ironically making crop growth more difficult with such degraded lands. Forests that are cut down to make land for agriculture release carbon that was stored in the trees. 1/3 of the greenhouse gas emissions from the last 150 years has come from this process. We can't maintain this rate of emission. Clearing more land to feed more people will release more carbon into the atmosphere, and our Earth simply can't handle that warming. We need to change the way we eat. Making sustainable choices at the supermarket or in the campus cafeteria will wake up the agriculture industry and make them realize that as consumers, we are against the harmful health and environmental impacts caused by today's industrial agriculture. Sustainability is what we want! It is the only way to feed the ever-growing population. You have the power to make a difference and send this message! Sign this petition to show that you want Pelham to make the change toward food sustainability!
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  • Malcolm Turnbull, we demand you cease funding Coal and Attacking CEFC funds.
    Cabinet Ministers have conspired to remove all funds from the CEFC by pledging the total amount left in the CEFC account to other ‘good LNP causes’. 
At the same time Malcolm Turnbull is subsidising the fossil fuel industry (Oil, Coal and Gas) with (IMF numbers) $1,712 per person a year or $41 billion of taxpayer funds.  This includes exploration funding for Geoscience Australia and tax deductions for mining and petroleum exploration. 
The president of the World Bank stated that it was crazy that governments were still driving the use of coal, oil and gas by providing subsidies. “We need to get rid of fossil fuel subsidies now,” he said. 
In July, Nicholas Stern estimated that tackling climate change would require investment of 2% of global GDP each year.
The IMF work indicates that ending fossil fuel subsidies would benefit governments by the equivalent to 3.8% of global GDP a year.

 Prime Minister Turnbull, Deputy Prime Minister Joyce, Former Prime Minister Abbott, Ministers Pyne, Hockey, Cormann and Hunt are attempting to falsely convince the public that the Cabinet can “re-purpose and re-direct the Act” without going back through the Parliament.
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