The Climate Change Compilation
Links that could spur action through means other than shaming or doom-and-gloom. Solutions. Positive motivators for people wanting to go beyond their own footprint to informed lobbying, political action, other volunteering.
- Mississippi Watershed Management Organization: https://www.mwmo.org/
- Friends of the Mississippi River: https://fmr.org/ (makes excellent use of volunteers—hands-on reclamation of land & riverfronts, planting of native species, advocacy work)
- Better Futures Minnesota: https://betterfuturesminnesota.com/deconstruction-services/
- Citizens Climate Lobby: focused on a short menu of Congressional actions: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/MN_Minneapolis/
(nationwide group – local chapters have access to training resources and guidance)
- En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator:
“En-ROADS is a freely-available online simulator that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to test and explore cross-sector climate solutions,” according to the website. Participants can “pull the levers” and have the option of drilling down to the underlying scientific explanations. Best used by trained moderators, it facilitates conversation about how, no matter what else is done to sequester carbon, we MUST get off of fossil fuels quickly to avoid adding more greenhouse gases, in order to reach the goal of no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius warming. Citizens Climate Lobby makes good use of this climateinteractive.org simulator.
- "Humans may not be able to handle as much heat as scientists thought" By Carolyn Gramling
July 27, 2022 (appeared in the August 27, 2022 issue of Science News) and was rated one of the top dozen stories in Science News in 2022.
- Americans for the Arts: https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/reports-and-data/research-studies-publications/americans-for-the-arts-publications/arts-link-magazine/arts-climate-mosaic
- Honoring the Future: https://www.honoringthefuture.org/climate-smarts/artist-to-know/
- Open Space Institute: https://www.openspaceinstitute.org/how/research (Fiscal Agent for Honoring the Future)
- The Suburbs are Bleeding America Dry | Climate Town: (featuring Not Just Bikes) Rollie Wilson comedian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfsCniN7Nsc Toward the end of the program, Minneapolis gets a positive shout out.
- Climate Jokes That Can Actually Be Funny and Accurate: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/climate-change-jokes-that-can-actually-be-funny-and-accurate/ar-AA1601aI (embedded in this is also a NBC news half-hour program on climate change)