Richard H. Schwartz
Vegan, climate change,and social justice activist

A dozen links to reports and articles on climate threats

1. Article by Richard Schwartz: Climate Change: An Existential Threat to the US, Israel, and the World

http://jewcology.org/2018/10/climate-change-an-existential-threat-to-the-u-s-israel-and-the-world/

2. Article about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s October 2018 warning :that the world has until 2030 to make major, unprecedented changes to avert catastrophic climate events by 2040

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

3. Report in November 2018 from 13 US agencies and departments warns climate change will have devastating effects on the US environment and economy

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/climate/us-climate-report.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3QfR36dN-84D53hYvdGw9ddZPjtoBiFm4pwIsvzXNWTAUWOD5ZVFfHXHc

4.  Article about the Trump administration’s statement in a US National Highway Transportation Safety Administration report that the average world temperature increase will ‘inevitably’ be seven degrees Fahrenheit by 2100:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-administration-sees-a-7-degree-rise-in-global-temperatures-by-2100/2018/09/27/b9c6fada-bb45-11e8-bdc0-90f81cc58c5d_story.html?utm_term=.5dbf118d9df9

5. Trump does not believe his own administration’s 13 agency’s and department’s November 2018 climate report

https://grist.org/article/trump-doesnt-believe-his-own-administrations-climate-report/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily&fbclid=IwAR0q-Jjt52I0I_3iV2SAxpQ7uQPivWiRybIYXInSSFpeQN_YJWR1i2hbiUQ

6. Article about the 2015 Paris climate change conference at which ALL the  195 nations attending agreed that immediate major steps must be taken to avert a climate catastrophe.

https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/international/negotiations/paris_en

7.  Article about the importance of reducing meat consumption to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/10/huge-reduction-in-meat-eating-essential-to-avoid-climate-breakdown?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco&__twitter_impression=true

8.  Article about why climate change is making hurricanes more severe

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/climate/hurricane-michael-climate-change.html?emc=edit_nn_20181011&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=8315712720181011&te=1

9.  Article about how self-reinforcing positive feedback loops (vicious cycles) may lead to a disastrous, irreversible  climate tipping point. 

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/09/tipping-points-could-exacerbate-climate-crisis-scientists-fear?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco&__twitter_impression=true

10. How climate deniers are risking civilisation for profit, ideology, and ego

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/opinion/climate-change-denial-republican.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0eYbNQ7vpEqk_XifgLeKdt37Nh6CnOg09xbMV1ePBAon-FJWRm76QwJSU

11. UN Food and Agriculture Report, “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” concludes that animal-based agriculture emits more greenhouse gases in CO2 equivalents, than all the cars, ships, planes, and  all the other means of transportation worldwide combined.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.HTM

12. Cover story in World Watch magazine by two environmentalists associated with the World Bank, “Livestock and Climate Change,” concludes that the livestock sector is responsible for at least 51% of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livestock%20and%20Climate%20Change.pdf

About the Author
Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D., is the author of Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival, Who Stole My Religion? Revitalizing Judaism and Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal our Imperiled Planet, and Mathematics and Global Survival, and over 200 articles and 25 podcasts at JewishVeg.com/schwartz. He is President Emeritus of Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA) and President of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV). He is associate producer of the 2007 documentary “A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World.” He is also a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Staten Island, which is part of the City University of New York.
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