How will we address climate change and emissions created from long-haul travel? ¿Cómo abordará el cambio climático y las emisiones generadas por los viajes de larga distancia? #roofdog #iy2017

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Publisher's Note:'s coverage of climate change continues to expand and deepen. This wiki is updated on a regular basis (check the history!). Additional discussion takes place on a number of social web channels including Facebook, Flickr, Google, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube.

On our website we have a recap of the most recent Climate COP.

On our wishlist: we would also developing a series of country profiles highlighting climate action and tips for travelers.

Headlines - - - @EricHolthaus - @mary_mazzoni
Coral Grief -
Trump's biggest obstacle in pushing clean coal could be his own White House
Media reaction: Donald Trump’s climate and energy executive order
Half in US Are Now Concerned Global Warming Believers - Gallup
Climate Progress, With or Without Trump - NYT
Today's Congressional Hearing on Climate Change Was a Colossal Train Wreck
Gutting NASA's Earth Science Division Would Send Research Back to the Dark Ages
Vatican and U.S. church leaders urge Trump to reconsider environmental rollback
Trump team forfeits global leadership role on climate change - The Hill
These scientists want to create ‘red teams’ to challenge climate research. Congress is listening - Washington Post
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger
NASA Defiantly Releasing Climate Change Data Despite Trump Administration’s Anti-Science Agenda
Mapped: The climate change conversation on Twitter in 2016 - Carbonbrief - @carbonbrief
GDI Lecture Series: The Magic Number: 1.5°C or 2°C Limit on Warming? with Dr Saleemul Huq - @SaleemulHuq @GlobalDevInst
Why it’s time to radically overhaul UN climate summits - @SaleemulHuq
A Timeline of Earth's Average Temperature - XKCD
Planes need to stop existing in a parallel universe when it comes to the climate fight
Nine years of censorship
Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work — and the government policy that had restricted communications.!/menu/main/topColumns/topLeftColumn/pdf/533026a%20corrected.pdf
Timeline: How BECCS became climate change’s ‘saviour’ technology
The Carbon Brief Interview: Tim Flannery @CarbonBrief @LeoHickman
Industrial-era global ocean heat uptake doubles in recent decades
Study: Deep Ocean Waters Trapping Vast Store of Heat

November 2017: National Climate Assessment (USA)


Adaptation to climate change is a must, but it doesn't mean we have to stay at home. If we're going to leave footprints, we might as well leave positive footprints that others can follow.

While some argue that eco-minded travelers should simply stay at home, we favor conscious travel, making ourselves aware of the environmental and social impacts and on reflection, documenting what we find on the road. Tourism can catalyze environmental awareness via experiences that engage locals and visitors. Such education can be catalytic and help build alliances and supercharge relationships among local and international allies.

As we explore the world's wild places -- 'destinations' for some and 'home' for others -- the more we need to see specific examples that reward locals and visitors alike.

For those of us who live far from the places we want to visit and who are concerned about the impact of our journeys, we would like to see a more integrated message from cities and national governments. Offsets can be purchased but at best they assuage individual guilt. A clearer message would show what the country is doing as a whole.

Is it a good idea to fly or travel far to attend a conference on ecotourism? We would like to see conferences embrace free wi-fi and live streaming and tourism ought to lead the way. On site networking has great value, but too often conferences attract people who simply read at one another. We would like to see and participate in a more transparent and inclusive style of reporting.


Yale Climate Connections
Development in a Changing Climate - Making our future sustainable

Spotlight: The Sun X Program's_Green_Christmas.pdf

2015 Headlines

The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here
Climate change lectures leave public unmoved
Why Robyn Williams won't broadcast 'shameless' climate science deniers
The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here - @EricHolthaus
How should journalists treat candidates who deny climate change? - outbounding - outbounding

Headlines: Climate Encyclical - @Pontifex
Papa Francesco, in esclusiva l'enciclica sull'ambiente 'Laudato si', mi' Signore'


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Cities: Chicago


I keep hearing climate change referred to as the elephant in the room. Well, it's not actually the elephant in the room. It is the room. There is no other room.
- Andrew Denton, The Comedy of Climate Change (Minute 20:30)

Recent Events

climatecop23 (Bonn)
November 7-18 climatecop 22 (Marrakesh)

Embedded Tweets


Green Climate Fund

GCF is a financial mechanism under the UNFCCC which helps fund climate finance investment in low-emission, climate-resilient development through ...

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Keynote Speech and Climate Change Debate

Leo Hickman talks to Stephen Sackur at WTM
Download link (MPEG-4)
Leo Hickman on the WTM Hotseat

Recommended reading

Climate change – what you can do
Climate Change Deniers vs The Consensus - Information Is Beautiful

Recommended Listening: Warm Regards #FanArt @ourwarmregards @EricHolthaus @Revkin @JacquelynGill #SciComm #Podcast

Recommended Listening

Warm Regards

The inconvenient scientists - A third of the CSIRO's climate scientists have been sacked. It's part of a radical change in direction at Australia's premier science organisation.

Is there still hope on climate change? (RSA)

Tim Flannery: atmosphere of hope - Third way technologies, deliberative democracy, geo engineering, Paris - Tim Flannery explores and evaluates the possibilities for action on climate change.

Global warming: how policy can catch up to the science and solve the problem
After Copenhagen: Looking for real solutions
Climate change as an ethical issue
Lessons from East Anglia
Climate Change and the Psyche - All in the Mind
The challenge of climate change; the challenge for psychology - David Uzzell

The Politics of Climate Change
Anthony Giddens introduces a range of new concepts and proposals designed to address the most formidable challenge humanity faces this century.

Ignoring climate change - What's the process that people go through in forming their own attitudes to climate change?

Recommended Viewing:Chasing Ice

Have we been Conned?

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Sydney Town Hall, May 2010 - At this Sydney Writers' Festival event highlight, 'Have we been conned on climate change? An emergency Town Hall meeting', four leading climate change thinkers address the devastating lack of political leadership on the issue of climate change in Australia. Environmentalist Tim Flannery (The Weather Makers), economist and author of the Garnaut Report Ross Garnaut, academic/writer/public intellectual Clive Hamilton (Requiem for a Species) and US journalist and activist Bill McKibben (Eaarth) speak frankly and passionately about what needs to be done and where the political system has failed.

Greenwash. Guy Pearse on Big Brands and Carbon Scams
Going green is the new black for big business. But how real is the climate-friendly revolution that's being advertised? Are big brands and the celebrities endorsing them really as green as they claim?In Greenwash, in the tradition of Fast Food Nation and No Logo, Guy Pearse looks behind the corporate façade – and what he finds his startling.


What is the impact of tourism on climate change and of climate change on tourism?
What are the ways to promote low carbon economies?
Carbon dioxide emissions are being absorbed by the oceans, making them more acidic. How long can corals survive?
How are parks around the world being used as a platform to educate the public on climate change?

Klima Font (for climate change education)

Elsewhere on the Web - @novaramedia

Climate Change Buzzword Bingo

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Carbon Footprint - the carbon dioxide emissions for which an individual or organization can be held responsible, as by their travel, fuel consumption, diet, energy requirements (Macquarie Dictionary)

Threat Multiplier

climate finance
loss and damage
monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV)
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Paris Outcome
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August 31-September 1 II Cumbre de Cambio Climático de las Américas (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)

Breaking News
Livestreaming Conference Wednesday and Thursday from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Translating: How will we address climate change and emissions created from long-haul travel? (poster)

Spanish: ¿Cómo abordará el cambio climático y las emisiones generadas por los viajes de larga distancia?


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