Resources

Related to Scientists4Future

Scientists4Future.nl

Scientists for Future – Germany, Switzerland,Austria

Klimaathelpdesk (in Dutch) is an initiative of Scientists4Future.NL and the Utrecht Young Academy. You can pose questions about climate change which will be answered by experts

Presentation Maarten van Aalst 17 febr 2021

Background information on climate crisis

2021 UN-report on climate crisis and related environmental crises: Making Peace with Nature

Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future, Bradshaw et al. Fron.Conserv.Sci. 13 (2021), https://doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.20.20.615419 , a concise summary of expected consequences of inaction.
Climate change: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change ; end scenario of climate change https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_apocalypse

A Swiss initiative about what actions are to be taken (a Climate Action Plan -CAP) in executive summary format https://climatestrike.ch/de/posts/cap-executive-summary

The book about ‘what everyone should know about climate changehttp://www.bartverheggen.nl/boek.htm  (in Dutch)

The Climate Action Tracker is an independent scientific analysis that tracks government climate action and measures it against the globally agreed Paris Agreement. CAT quantifies and evaluates climate change mitigation commitments, and assesses, whether countries are on track to meeting those. Country actions are aggregated to global level, determining temperature increase by the end of the century. Also presents a sectoral analysis to illustrate required pathways for meeting the global temperature goals.

Our World in Data presents the data and research to make progress against the world’s largest problems. One topic is for example: “Why did renewables become so cheap so fast? And what can we do to use this global opportunity for green growth?“, another is on emissions per sector

In January 2020 scientists from around the globe signed on to an article that stated just how bad the climate change issue was then.  Now is the one-year anniversary and things are MUCH worse.  The lead author of the article has pulled together an article in Scientific American and done a short You Tube video about what needs to be done – put in simple terms!! The article contains many links to more detailed information about different measures that should be taken asap.

How to explain climate science & to rebut skeptics and misinformation

https://skepticalscience.com/ for example:

Tips on countering conspiracy theories and misinformation

Arguments from Global Warming Skeptics and what the science really says

In the news

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – The Guardian, November 2020

All mass extinctions now linked to global warming – New Scientist, 2020

De aarde is er al veel slechter aan toe dan de mensheid zich realiseert – Trouw, January 2021

Related actions

klimaatmars2021.nl (in Dutch) “With the upcoming elections we sound the alarm about the climate”, Climate marches planned for March 14th in many cities in the Netherlands.

Other organizations

Green Hub Twente started September 2020 at the University of Twente. The Green Hub will be the central point where all knowledge and initiatives related to sustainability within Twente University converge and reinforce each other. It will play an active role in shaping, realizing, implementing and tracking UT’s sustainability policies.

UniversityRebellion.nl is challenging universities, and is choosing others means of action than Scientists4Future, but does share the goal of increasing awareness and action regarding the climate emergency.

Global Commission on Adaptation is a worldwide organization, established in October 2018 by Mark Rutte of the Netherlands and the leaders of 22 other convening countries. It has the mandate to accelerate adaptation to climate change by elevating the political visibility of adaptation and focusing on concrete solutions. There is a regional office in Groningen. The online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 25&26 January 2021, will see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change.