From PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com: December 10, 2019 Amber Denham Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Featured Stories, Neighborhoods, Northwest Philadelphia, Roxborough 0 Jessie Jackson not only learned the high temperature in Philadelphia on the day her husband was born, but she also learned the high temperature in Philadelphia for every other day in 1980. She knows these days because she has stitched them all into a tapestry. "That was really cool to think about," Jackson said. "Like, did you know that the day you were born, this was the high temperature in Philadelphia?" Jackson is one of 39 participants in Philadelphia's own version of the global Tempestry Project, a public art initiative aimed at climate change awareness. Knitters and crocheters stitch temperature data into long tapestries, which will be on display at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. The Tempestry Project, cofounded in 2017 by Justin Connelly, Emily McNeil, and Marissa … [Read more...] about Art: Artists Create Tapestries About Climate Change Awareness For Exhibit
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Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg told a group of protesters Friday in Turin, Italy that they would “put world leaders against the wall” if they “run away from their responsibilities” on climate change. The comments, at a “Fridays for Future” protest, were reported by Daily Mail:“Unfortunately, we probably already know the outcome,” she said. “World leaders are still trying to run away from their responsibilities but we have to make sure they cannot do that. We will make sure that we put them against the wall and they will have to do their job to protect our futures.” “It is not fair that the older generation are handing over the responsibility to solve this crisis to us young people who have not started this crisis,” Thunberg continued. “It’s not fair that we have to do all this. The adults are behaving as if there is no tomorrow but there is a tomorrow, it is the tomorrow where our young … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg: ‘Put World Leaders Against The Wall’ If They Fail To Take Action On Climate Change
What global warming? Perhaps no phrase has been more used this year before, during and after cold and snowy weather events. In a May Denver Post article about a cold weather record, more than half of 243 total Facebook comments challenged the accuracy of global warming, based on that day’s cold weather. One might be forgiven for potentially having a second thought or two about global warming when four inches of snow fell in Denver on May 21. Skiers were able to hit the slopes on the 4th of July for just the second time in 22 years. Statewide snowpack was off the charts throughout the spring, and Denver experienced its coldest first six months of a year in 36 years. There is little doubt that the Front Range and Colorado has experienced — and, in most cases, enjoyed — a cool, wet start to 2019. But that doesn’t mean global warming isn’t happening, and that it’s not directly impacting Colorado.While 2019 has unquestionably trended colder and wetter in … [Read more...] about It’s been a cold 2019 in Colorado. Climate change is still happening.
Environmental groups are criticizing new draft agreements presented at a United Nations (UN) climate summit, saying they won't do enough to combat the threats of climate change as participating countries fail to come to a consensus. Vanessa Perez-Cirera, the head of the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) delegation to the conference, which is being held in Madrid, on Saturday called the latest draft "weak" and "shocking."“The extremely weak draft decision text made available this morning is shocking, especially in regards to climate ambition. We are in a climate crisis - references to enhancing climate pledges.... in 2020 are desperately needed in this draft text and they have been virtually eliminated," she said, according to the WWF. "This version of the draft text is unacceptable."ADVERTISEMENTIt was also criticized by Alden Meyer, a policy and strategy director at the Union of Concerned Scientists.“I’ve been attending these climate negotiations since they first … [Read more...] about Environmental groups blast draft agreements as UN climate talks deadlock
A woman looks at a World globe at the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Officials from almost 200 countries are scrambling to reach an agreement at a United Nations climate meeting amid growing concerns that key issues may be postponed for another year. less A woman looks at a World globe at the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Officials from almost 200 countries are scrambling to reach an agreement at a United Nations climate ... more Photo: Paul White, AP Photo: Paul White, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A woman looks at a World globe at the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Officials from almost 200 countries are scrambling to reach an agreement at a United Nations … [Read more...] about UN climate talks in limbo as rifts among countries remain