Sustainable Community Action
512px-Glacial lakes, Bhutan

Termini of glaciers in the Bhutan-Himalaya. Glacial lakes have been rapidly forming on the surface of the debris-covered glaciers in this region during the last few decades.

"If we are together, nothing is impossible" Winston Churchill / Inspiring Quotes 21

Climate change is used here as the generic term, to include of course global warming.

Because of the time lag in the carbon system, and due to our past emissions - we are still going to experience a certain level of climate change. Even if we stopped all emissions tomorrow we would expect another 30-40 years of temperature rise, and more than a century of sea-level rise. [1]

Action ideas

Arbres Low carbon communities

PurpleLondon004 Open CO2

Bestest seat in the house 8672 Participatory carbon budgeting

Bluenoselogosmall Blue nose day

AlleeImFruehling2 Carbon offset

WalkLondon1 Low carbon calendar

Global carbon reduction fortnight

Low carbon fortnight

Wear purple for Kyoto day

Zero Carbon Caravan

Other ideas

  • Climate action networks
  • Flat Earth Award - recognizing the year's most prominent global warming denier. (US link, no longer available)
  • 50 Things To Do To Stop Global Warming
  • "Insert Here", interactive public art project conceived by Eve Mosher. The project capitalizes on community awareness of place and optimism around climate change solutions. The project invites people to place bold yellow "Insert_Here" arrows in locations in their community where they want to "insert" a climate change solution.

Wanted pages and external links

  • tcktcktck, the Global Campaign for Climate Action
  • Mapping The Change (beta), collaborative work-in-progress, with each article that appears on the Climate Desk mapped onto an enriched Google Map
  • Campaigns Wikia WikiNode - Climate Change article
  • Carbon emissions green, links to some local and national carbon emission inventories, ways of calculating carbon emissions, forums, etc
  • World carbon dioxide emissions green, Mostly 2004 data

Climate change fairness, justice and peace[]

"Indications of changes in the earth's future climate must be treated with the utmost seriousness, and with the precautionary principle uppermost in our minds. Extensive climate changes may alter and threaten the living conditions of much of mankind. They may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth's resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens on the world's most vulnerable countries. There may be increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states." [2] topic

Climate change and inequality[]

“Unless the burden of poverty in developing nations is alleviated by significant financial support for mitigation, adaptation, and the reduction of deforestation, the ability of developing countries to pursue sustainable development is likely to diminish, to the economic and environmental detriment of all.” 22 leading climate scientists [3]

Why climate change is a women’s issue[]

"Women are more likely to die or suffer the long term consequences of the rising tide of natural disasters and resource wars unleashed by climate change, and are largely excluded from the search for solutions," [4]

Related topics


  1. Climate change is happening now - world needs to respond urgently, Defra, April 6 2007
  2. The Nobel Peace Prize 2007, October 12 2007
  3. Repeating Islands, July 9, 2009
  4. WEN press release September 12 2006