By Oliver Milman. Previously published by Guardian US.
Republished by GreenBiz
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.
Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its damaging consequences, major new polling has found.
“Americans are finally beginning waking up to the existential threat that the climate emergency poses to our society,” said Margaret Klein Salamon, a clinical psychologist and founder of the Climate Mobilization Project. “This is huge progress for our movement — and it’s young people that have been primarily responsible for that.” Read more here.
Additional Recommended Reading
- Sustain UNL to march for Climate Strike movement on Friday, Sept. 20, by Becca Holladay, Daily Nebraskan. On Friday, Sept. 20, hundreds of students, faculty and other members of the Lincoln community will march from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Union Plaza to the Capitol building as part of the worldwide Climate Strike movement.
- Young Nebraskans to Join Global Climate Strike, Public News Service
- What Is the Climate Strike? An Adult’s Guide to What, Why, and How to Help, by Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Senior Analyst, Climate & Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists Blog
- Five tips for talking to kids about climate change, Minnesota Public Radio
Nebraska Climate Strike – Lincoln
Friday, September 20, 2019
Meet at Nebraska Union’s Green Space at 2:30 PM on UNL’s campus.
March begins at 3 PM to Nebraska State Capitol Building, 1445 K Street.
Join this event on Facebook.
Omaha Climate Strike
Friday, September 20, 2019 – 8 AM to 12 PM
Omaha City Hall steps, 1819 Farnam Street
Click here for details.
Save the Date! October 4, 2019: Third Annual Nebraska Youth Climate Summit at the Nebraska Innovation Campus. Flyer Posted Here. Register Here.
More Nebraska News
Central Community College campuses reduce carbon emissions by 40%, KSNB
“We have a goal by 2024 for all of our campuses to be carbon neutral,” Environmental Sustainability Director Ben Newton said.
Previously Posted News Stories, Opinion & Resources
- CSU makes sustainable practices a focal point, The Creightonian
Creighton Students Union (CSU) sustainability initiatives include advancing the Creighton Climate justice movement’s request that the University endowment divest from fossil fuels. CSU board representatives are writing a Divestment Referendum, which the board will vote on this month.
- Doane university divests from fossil fuels, KLKN TV
Doane University students and staff are working together to get the university to divest from the fossil fuel industry by 2030.
- Opinion: Renewable electricity is the solution to the climate crisis, by Zach Renshaw, Chair of Doane University’s Climate Reality Campus Corps, The Doane Line. This post includes Climate Reality resources.
- Solar panels up, operational, UNMC Newsroom
“Having a renewable energy source on campus demonstrates our commitment to being carbon neutral by 2030 and parallels our mission to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities.” – Darren Dageforde, Executive Director of utilities and energy utilization for UNMC
- Schools, manufacturers working to “grow our own”, Hastings Tribune
- CCC center in Kearney showcases technology, Kearney Hub
- Editorial: Creighton is among Omaha institutions spearheading environmental sustainability, Omaha World-Herald
- Editorial: UNL displays impressive success with sustainability, Lincoln Journal Star Editorial Board
- UNL inching toward setting greenhouse gas reduction goals, Lincoln Journal Star
- Majors urged to lead energy transition, Petroleum Economist
International oil companies (IOCs) face a major challenge from investors pulling out of fossil fuel-related businesses but are also in a unique position to reshape public perceptions and become trusted custodians of the world’s energy resources, a leading force behind the COP 21 Paris Agreement told the SPE Offshore Europe 2019 conference. In the past four years over 1,000 institutions have together pledged to divest more than $6tn from fossil fuels, an 11,200pc increase over the previous period, says Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016.
We Are Still In Coalition
Almost 4,000 states, cities, counties, companies, universities, colleges and other institutions are now members of the We Are Still In coalition, which is committed to meeting the U.S. emissions goals under the Paris Agreement. Coalition leaders currently represent over 150 million people and nearly $9.5 trillion in GDP.
Environment America Resources