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Alex Diaz (alexdiazeco)
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Because our times are defined by CLIMATE TENSIONS, like rain on a leaf. Let's dig in.
Because our times are defined by CLIMATE TENSIONS, like rain on a leaf. Let's dig in.

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When extreme weather overwhelms adaptation

The time has come to embed extreme resilience in our lives and our policies. There is no other way forward.

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The Irma experience, following on the heels of Harvey and happening at the same time as the raging western wildfires, should make us all focus on one thing and one thing only: the urgent need for Extreme Climate Resilience. Becase we can no longer avoid having a terrifying number of these disasters in the coming years, so the one thing we must do is PREPARE. Here are some thoughts on what that means:

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Now THIS is what I call smart shopping

I just joined this great way of offsetting emissions when we shop online, using UCapture's merchants. Outstanding. Check it out and join!

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Charlotte rising

Perhaps I should say Charlotte risen, given it is already the fastest growing city for millennials and what that means across so many fronts I explore in the article below.

Check out, in particular, the green dimension of this transformation in the making. A great opportunity coming out of the American South. Significant.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Read this +Vox analysis carefully. Twice, even. And then act. Because while David Roberts is spot on in arguing the climate consequences of a Trump presidency, this only means the burden falls further on us. On YOU.

I've been saying for years that the hope of averting climate catastrophe through laws and regulations was gone long ago. It's true that accelerating wise legislation and policy helps, and Trump will therefore hurt by going backwards on that front.

But the far bigger source of #greenhope is citizen, corporate and government action at the granular, local level. At home. At work. In the neighborhood.

After Tuesday night, that front became more life-saving than ever. And that's where you come in.

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Not yet

I really thought we had evolved during these last four years, that at the very least climate change would be more of an issue during the presidential campaign. But it wasn't.

So as a country, we're not there yet, not there in a place where one side feels confident enough about climate to absolutely push the other to respond to the facts and the science. Not even when EVERY poll says the majority of the American people believes climate change is serious and is caused by human activity.

You'd think this was a clear winning issue for Democrats, an opportunity to pin Republicans in an embarrassing corner. But not so. Didn't happen.

Now that it seems fairly certain that Hillary will be our next president, and seeing that she intends to take Obama's climate policies to the next level, let's see what she does about getting the right to finally engage on this issue and become part of the solution.

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Ground Zero Miami

This photo, taken by so many when flying over Miami Beach -- I took this one this week not long after Hurricane Matthew struck the U.S. Atlantic coast -- used to provoke Ahs and Wows at the sheer beauty of the landscape.

Today, it provokes concern, even sadness, if not depression, knowing that the city might very well be under water, permanently, in a few short decades. Here's a recent article with the facts http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11/miami-beach-global-warming

In this article today http://time.com/4527086/hillary-clinton-al-gore-climate-change-florida/ Hilary Clinton joined Al Gore at a Miami rally to rally the country behind solutions. I'll be leading a panel in Ft. Lauderdale in a little over a month to dig into those solutions, joined by a star-studded group of experts from the region.

In fact, if you're in the area Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, join us. Details and registration info here: http://www.solveclimatechange.com/ We take the stage Dec. 2 at 10:30 a,m.

Our focus will be on how to accelerate urban solutions. Hence the panel's name: Urbanism 3.0. But the total solution is much broader. Let's pray we're on time, or we'll soon be praying for something else.
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Sooooo much love

FELICIDADES a +Joel Franqui y a Karla por esta cobertura hoy en Indice (Puerto Rico). Han laborado muchos años para coinspirar, evangelizar y transformar el consumo desde la +EcoTienda La Chiwinha y son una inspiración para todos sus fans.

ENHORABUENA!!!!
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"In the sweep of history, we get a small moment in time."

You know, as I watch President Obama deliver one masterful press conference and interview after another in these final months of his time in office, I can't help but wonder what he'll do starting January 21.

I mean, yeah, he'll go on a long vacation and take a year or so to publish his memoirs -- an amazing book, for certain, for the gifted writer he is. But it's the act after that.

Carter had his Peace Center and Clinton his Global Initiative, two 50-something former presidents who used their experience and wisdom for far-reaching work in the decades that followed.

So what will Obama do? Because I find the depth of his thinking, the uniqueness of his perspective, and the breadth of his vision far more compelling than any who came before. This latest interview is yet another example. It is so worth a listen. Check it out.

And then ask yourself: what will he do with those insights? How will he make the world a better place?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DQeW5kzAi4&feature=youtu.be

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Were you appalled? I was appalled. Just ask George here.

Whether it's money influence or simply that reporters and producers suffer from the same psychological pathologies and defense mechanisms provoked by the horrors of climate change -- probably a combination of both -- the result is coverage abysmally out of proportion to the severity of the crisis.

Here's +George Monbiot telling it like it is...
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