“Continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions, for just another decade, practically eliminates the possibility of near-term return of atmospheric composition beneath the tipping level for catastrophic effects.” — Hansen et al. 2008
We stand at a unique moment in human history. The window for action on global warming is measured in months, not years. Decisions that we make—or fail to make—in 2009 will have profound impacts not only for our children and grandchildren, but for every human being that will ever inhabit the face of this earth from now until the end of time.
We need your help enlisting thousands of colleges, universities, high-schools, middle schools, faith groups, civic organizations and businesses. Sign up today to organize an educational event at your institution. Help ignite the grassroots movement during the First 100 Days that can change the country, and the future.
THE NATIONAL TEACH-IN ON GLOBAL WARMING Solutions
On January 31st, 2008 (“Focus the Nation”) and February 9th, 2009 (“Solutions for the First 100 Days”) we organized national days of engagement, involving over 2500 educational institutions and a million Americans. This year, The National Teach-In is supporting four opportunities to engage your school or community in critical climate dialogue.
The National Climate Seminar: Bi-weekly education and action updates featuring top climate scientists and policy-makers. Dial-in with your class, or on your own.
350 TEACH-IN: October 22, 2009
350 Teach-In: Be part of the international day of action with a campus-wide session on the ethics, economics, science, politics, and spiritual dimensions of a one hundred year global goal: stopping global warming. We have a model and resources to make this easy.
CLIMATE DIALOGUE WITH CONGRESS
Climate Dialogue with Congress: Brief your US Senator or Congressperson on what your campus or community is doing to stop global warming. Work with the national teach-in to sponsor a video dialogue from an auditorium on your campus to their desk in DC.
SIGNS OF CHANGE TEACH-IN - February 11, 2010
Signs of Change Teach-In: Post-Copenhagen—where do we stand? Another opportunity for a campus-wide session, this time recognizing the speed of climate change, and evaluating progress. The US, Europeans, Chinese, Koreans have all moved fowards. Will it be enough?
Advisory Board for The National Teach-In
Dr. David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College.
Dr. Stephen Schneider, Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University.
Dr. Mohan Munasinghe, Vice Chair, U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dr. James "Gus" Speth, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions.
Ross Gelbspan, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author.
Van Jones, founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
Elysa Hammond, Clif Bar Staff Ecologist.
Dr. Debora Rowe, Prof. of Renewable Energies and Energy Mgmt. at Oakland Community College.
Anthony D. Cortese, Presidents of Second Nature, Co-founder of the AASHE.
Penelope Canan, Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida.
Gillian Caldwell, 1Sky Campaign Director.
Dan Worth, Executive Director of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS)
Billy Parish, co-founder of the Energy Action Coalition.
Jessy Tolkan, Executive Director of Programs for the Energy Action Coalition.
Dr. Bunyan Bryant, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan.
Dr. William Moomaw, Prof. of Int. Env. Policy at the Fletcher Sch., Tufts University.
Dr. Jon Isham, Luce Professor of International Environmental Economics at Middlebury College.
Nino Amato, Business man