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imageWe never hesitate creating blogs, this one called 'Root Blog' due to the content being in simple plain text although in some posts we will link to audio, images and other formats.  There is always information old and new that must be shared in order for us to educate ourselves more, in order to use as tools in tackling our Climate Emergency and in order to meet our endeavors, which we will post these and newer blog posts below.  This is part of cCc and the Idea Engine in that information that might benefit from being in this format will be available.

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The 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment report states:

The past 115 years have been the warmest period in the history of modern civilization, and the past few years have been the warmest years on record. Extreme weather events in a warmer world have the potential for greater impacts and can compound with other drivers to raise the risk of humanitarian disasters, conflict, water and food shortages, population migration, labor shortfalls, price shocks, and power outages. Research has not identified indicators of tipping points in climate-linked Earth systems, suggesting a possibility of abrupt climate change. - Wiki on Climate Security



An empowering, engaging young readers guide to understanding and battling climate change from the expert and bestselling author of This Changes Everything and On Fire, Naomi Klein.

 Warmer temperatures. Fires in the Amazon. Superstorms. These are just some of the effects of climate change that we are already experiencing.

 The good news is that we can all do something about it. A movement is already underway to combat not only the environmental effects of climate change but also to fight for climate justice and make a fair and livable future possible for everyone. And young people are not just part of that movement, they are leading the way. They are showing us that this moment of danger is also a moment of great opportunity—an opportunity to change everything.

Full of empowering stories of young leaders all over the world, this information-packed book from award-winning journalist and one of the foremost voices for climate justice, Naomi Klein, offers young readers a comprehensive look at the state of the climate today and how we got here, while also providing the tools they need to join this fight to protect and reshape the planet they will inherit.

 "[Klein's] well-presented ideas are engaging and comprehensible. She reminds readers there is no Planet B.... A necessary purchase to educate teens on the seriousness of climate change and the imperative to enact change now." -- School Library Journal ― February 2021

 Editorial Review:

 Gr 8 Up—Do you remember learning the three Rs of environmentalism—reduce, reuse, and recycle? Klein says a fourth, more important, R exists—the root. This root has many fibers (primarily capitalism and consumerism), but they all grow from humanity's subjugation of the Earth. Humans have arrived at a climate change cliff formed in the last 300 years due to mankind's insatiable hunger for fossil-fueled energy. Some damage to the ground, air, and water by extracting and burning those fuels is irreversible, but by acting now, the planet can be saved from disaster. Industrialized countries caused the biggest share of this damage, according to Klein. Because these countries created most of the problem, they should be responsible for reversing the effects, which disproportionately impact poorer and marginalized people. Klein discusses the need for a Green New Deal: a systemic, comprehensive, and permanent overhauling of the capitalistic and consumer-driven cultures of industrial society. She reminds readers that the United States has done it before. FDR's New Deal and the Marshall Plan were successful restructuring efforts that overhauled domestic and international systems. Klein encourages young people to get involved in groups that will work to reverse climate change. At more than 300 pages, this is still a daunting abridgment of Klein's adult title. However, her well-presented ideas are engaging and comprehensible. She reminds readers there is no Planet B. VERDICT A necessary purchase to educate teens on the seriousness of climate change and the imperative to enact change now.—Lisa Crandall, formerly at the Capital Area Dist. Lib., Holt, MI

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 Since I am a collector of ideas and solutions, I noticed a slew of other books (audio ones too) that caught my attention.  I will definitely be checking some of these out for the ‘Idea Engine.’  I tagged the ones I am interested in with ***.

 Here’s the list books or audio books of interest:

 How To Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need by Bill Gates ***

 No Planet B: A teens vogue guide to the climate crisis by Lucy Diavolo

 The Climate Report: The National Climate Assessment-impacts, risks, and adaptation in the United States by U.S. Global Change Research Program

 Introduction to Modern Climate Change by Andrew Dessler

 Plant Trees, Sow Seeds, Save the Bees: Simple ways to Bee-Friendly by Nicola Bradbear

 HOPE MATTERS: Why Changing the Way We Think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis by Elin Kelsey ***

 Climate Change Facts: The Science, Truth, Fiction, Hoax, Effects and Solutions everyone should know by Frank Baethe ***

 How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos by David Pogue ***

 The ABCs of Global Warming: What Everyone Should Know About the Science, the Dangers, and the Solutions by Charles Siegel ***

 Global Warming Truth: Climate Change Facts and Political Corruption will kill us all. By Toasted Tiger Publishing ***

 We’re all Climate Hypocrites Now: How Embracing Our Limitations Can Unlock the Power of a Movement by Sami Grover ***

Silent Earth:  Averting the Insect Apocalypse by Dave Goulson

 Less is More: How Degrowth will Save the World by Jason Hickel ***

 The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology by John Bellamy Foster (June 1, 2021)

 THIS IS NOT A DRILL – An Extinction Rebellion Handbook by Extinction Rebellion ***

 IN OUR HANDS: A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis by Wilford H. Welch ***

 THE FUTURE WE CHOOSE: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

  The Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by Tony Juniper ***

 OUR LAST BEST ACT: Planning for the end of our lives – To protect the people and places we love by Mallory McDuff ***

 Half-Earth Socialism: A Manifesto to Save the Future by Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass ***

 Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero is not Enough by Holly Jean Buck ***
Around the world, countries and companies are setting net-zero carbon emissions targets. But "net-zero" is a term that conveniently obscures multiple futures. There could be a version of net-zero where the fossil fuel industry is still spewing tens of billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, and has built a corresponding industry in sucking it back out again. Holly Buck argues that focusing on emissions draws our attention away from where we need to be looking: the point of production.)

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We are the custodians of an amazing gift.  We have a Goldilocks planet, with just the right atmospheric composition, just the right distance from its star, yielding just the right temperature range for life, with liquid-water oceans and oxygen-rich air.  Every person we will ever know, every animal or plant we will ever encounter, is reliant on conditions remaining just this way.

                To continue to knowingly alter those conditions in a manner that threatens humanity and other life forms, simply so a few very large corporations can continue to make record profits, is not just unacceptable, or unethical—it would be the most immoral act in the history of human civilization: not just a crime against humanity, but a crime against our planet.  We cannot be passive bystanders as polluters work toward making that eventuality come to pass.  My intent with this book is to do everything within my power to make sure we aren’t. - Michael E. Mann, Excerpt from the introduction section of his new book: THE NEW CLIMATE WAR – The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.

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“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” - Robert H. Schuller 

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“I never could have conceived of becoming a champion for climate change.  As a pastor, it seemed trivial to prioritize polar bears in a world plagued by poverty, violence, drugs, and broken families.  But, I have had a change of heart… Climate Change is a civil rights issue… When your children suffer from asthma and cannot go outside to play, as is the case for many in Atlanta, it is a civil rights issue.  When unprecedented weather disasters devastate the poorest neighborhoods in places like New Orleans, New Jersey, and New York, it is a civil rights issue.  When farmers in faraway lands cannot feed their families because the rains will no longer come, it is a civil rights issue. – Reverend Gerald Durley, retired Senior Pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.

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Blog Update: July 28th, 2019

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Blog Update: January 1st, 2019

Congratulations to all the youth and children of this planet who are standing up against violence in all forms, for voicing your rights for a better education by vocalizing what is needed to support your teachers towards the tools they need to accomplish this, for speaking out against man-made global climate change, and for pointing out the predominant level of greed that is destroying our humanity and planet.  As adults we stand and respond towards your call to action for support, in whatever way we can no matter how loud or subtle.

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