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Episode Info: This post was originally published on adamstoner.com. It's called "How to become a climate activist" and you can read it at adamstoner.com/climate and below... Understand the problem Watch Climate 101 with Bill NyeWatch Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient TruthRead This Changes Everything by Naomi KleinKeep an eye on respectable news outlets and recognise and accept that extreme weather events and climate change are inextricably linkedFind out more about global carbon budgets and what happens if we exceed them by reading Global Carbon Budget 2019Read the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on what happens at a global warming of just 1.5ºCUnderstand the solutions Accept there is consensus. 97% of peer-reviewed climate scientists agree climate change is human-caused.Watch Al Gore's 2017 documentary An Inconvenient SequelRead Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global WarmingRead How Bad Are Bananas: The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-LeeResearch zero-waste living. Research plastic-free lifestyles. Research recycling schemes in your area and fossil fuel free sources of power (I use use Bulb)Act Swap to products and companies that share your newfound valuesWeigh your options and cut your own carbon footprintRead This is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion HandbookRead No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference or watch a speech by Greta ThunbergRead On Fire by Naomi KleinDonate to an environmental not-for-profitPlant trees (US: One Tree Planted / UK: Offset Earth)Write to your local elected representatives and ask what they're doing to address the climate crisis. Press them. Keep pressing them. Fire them if they don't act.Write to your local business leaders and ask what they're doing to address the climate crisis. Press them. Keep pressing them. Boycott their companies if they don't act.Refuse to debate the science. The climate crisis is fact and we have no time for liars or self-preservationists.Go on a climate marchGo on climate strikeTell others about the climate crisis (and feel free to share this page to help inform them)Contact I love hearing from people. Introduce yourself via email and say hello – I reply to all. Email: me@adamstoner.com Social: @admstnr on Twitter ...
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