After citing examples of how Nature works to keep the planet in balance, Vonnegut puts forth a series of simple steps we need to take to survive as a species. What he writes rings as true today as it did in 1988.
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In his latest TED talk Al Gore, founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, poses three questions that will determine the future of our planet. He explains why – even in the face of rising seas and melting glaciers – we can dare to dream of a safe and sustainable future planet.
The carbon fee and dividend plan that has been developed by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby includes a commitment to return 100% of the revenues collected back to U.S. households on a monthly basis, ensuring families and individuals can afford the energy they need during the transition to a greenhouse gas-free economy.
Our global community continues to set records for the “hottest month” and “hottest year”, urgently calling for us to lower our greenhouse gas emissions. By the end of the century, Illinois, temperatures will rise 7-13 degrees F in winter and 9-18 degrees in summer with a “business as usual” scenario.
With each passing day, the challenge of reining in climate change becomes greater. The Paris Climate Agreement was successful in that nations, for the most part, agreed upon what needs to be done. But the real work required to avoid disaster and the sixth mass extinction lies ahead.