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The Personal and Emotional in Climate Change

### Emotional Responses
[Hopelessness over Climate Change](https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/09/i-have-felt-hopelessness-over-climate-change-here-is-how-we-move-past-the-immense-grief)

- "My intellectual and rational understanding of it has shifted to much more of an emotional and personal one" - Rob Law

[Facing Extinction](http://www.catherineingram.com/facingextinction/)

### Psychology

### Life decisions
[Birthstrike](https://birthstrike.tumblr.com/) - deciding not to have children

### Local
Cambridge declared a "climate emergency" in 2009. They completed a [greenhouse gas inventory](https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/climateandenergy/greenhousegasemissions/communityemissions) for 2012

[State transportation policies fail communities of color](https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/power-on-chelsea/?fbclid=IwAR2m3K0WcDKdmbK_ag_VuAFlPw_R67OkNC0jZWrfl-nfD-5ZcmPnk2_PKUI): "Chelsea is home to some of the worst air quality in the state. The people of Chelsea suffer from the highest rates of asthma hospitalizations of any community in Massachusetts."

    MA energy demand - 2016

### National
At least 18 states have introduced [pipeline protest laws](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/08/wave-of-new-laws-aim-to-stifle-anti-pipeline-protests-activists-say)

### International
Online self-paced EdX Course on [Climate Science and Negotiations](https://www.edx.org/course/climate-change-science-and-negotiations), from UN's Sustainable Development Goals

[deforestation increasing in Brazil](https://theintercept.com/2019/07/06/brazil-amazon-rainforest-indigenous-conservation-agribusiness-ranching/), with significant impact, following Bolsonaro's election

Social and Political
### Climate Justice

[MA air pollution](http://www.bu.edu/today/2018/air-pollution-inequality-growing-in-massachusetts/)

### Social / Culture
Video: ["The DO MORE mindset is ruining the planet"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjV4lHoYsbo) The degrowth movement pursues the redistribution of wealth

### Policy
[Green New Deal's bipartisan support](http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/the-green-new-deal-has-strong-bipartisan-support/)

- "As expected, support is strongest among Democrats (92%). But a large majority of Republicans (64%) – including conservative Republicans (57%) – also support the policy goals in our description of the Green New Deal [...] partisan framing in communicating about the Green New Deal – by either the Right or the Left – could activate partisan associations and erode the existing bipartisan support for the concept."

16 min documentary on Ireland's experience with [citizen's assemblies](https://www.allhandsondoc.com/when-citizens-assemble) and the process

[long interview of Roger Hallam](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZKrVFFjkBs) There's probably some good stuff further on for thinking about strategy and tactics.. but since it has come up a lot here.. Hallam offers the three key elements of why XR was successful: disruption, sacrifice and respect - being nice to people.

[What if we covered climate like the start of WWII?](https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/22/climate-crisis-ed-murrow-bill-moyers) "The combined coverage of climate change by the three major networks and Fox fell from just 260 minutes in 2017 to a mere 142 minutes in 2018"

Economics and Emissions
1.5 degrees of [commited emissions from existing infrastructure](https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1364-3), paper in _Nature_. Also covered in [The Globe](https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/07/01/fossil-fuel-plants-will-push-world-across-dangerous-climate-limit-research-finds/2uboADxXAxCzxeX5dPTB7I/story.html)

Ecosystems and biodiversity
[Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature)

### Agriculture / Ecosystem restoration / Food
[soil stores carbon](https://michaelpollan.com/articles-archive/a-secret-weapon-to-fight-climate-change-dirt/)

[Potential carbon dioxide drawdown from planting a trillion trees](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/04/planting-billions-trees-best-tackle-climate-crisis-scientists-canopy-emissions)

[global degradation of farmland]( http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/01/silent-invisible-crisis-destabilising-communities-subject-hope/)

[Biodiversity for Climate](https://bio4climate.org/resources/compendium/)

### Sustainable Economy

Climate Science
### Basics
Effective representation of scale in this [comic timeline of temperature since prehistory](https://xkcd.com/1732/)

### Models and Projections

* [Climate Stabilization Targets]( https://www.nap.edu/read/12877/chapter/12)
I would ask people to read the best explanation of “earth system sensitivity” I’ve read, and after doing so, to consider the long-term viability of human civilization - Katherine Hayhoe