Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals

This blog's purpose is to connect in an every widening and deepening manner with others across the globe in support of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals.

Let's be the first generation to end poverty by 2015 with the United Nations' Eight Goal Millennium Campaign.
1. End Hunger 2. Universal Education 3. Gender Equity 4. Child Health 5. Maternal Health 6. Combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases 7. Environmental Sustainability 8. Global Partnership.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Good of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Climate Change

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The Good is that Blog Action Day is today Thursday, October 15 and as of this morning 8,912 Blogs in 148 Countries with 12,587,643 Readers were participating in this effort. Nobody can complain that they don't get the importance of climate change because of a lack of information.

Zunia Knowledge Exchange of Development Gateway provided the following resource in cooperation with the Danish government and Google Earth.


In collaboration with the Danish government and others, we are launching a series of Google Earth layers and tours to allow you to explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet and the solutions for managing it. Working with data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we show on Google Earth the range of expected temperature and precipitation changes under different global emissions scenarios that could occur throughout the century. Here is a video and more in the way of explanation


I already posted in the Ugly of Climate Change of the impact of climate on food and poverty. What about the impact of food on climate? I took the following information from the Blog Action Day Climate Change 2009 site itself. TED has been a long time source of information and inspiration for my blogs.

Food: Agricultural production is responsible for nearly as much greenhouse gas emissions as all forms of transportation put together. Blogging the Connections Between Climate and Food Oct. 8th, 2009 by Robin Beck.

I just saw this great TED talk about how food even gets to our plates in cities by Carolynn Steele in which she brings up a lot of the ways in which food itself influences how we live in an urban environment:

Other areas of interest included:

Travel: Check out who's blogging about the connection between travel, geography, transit and climate change.

Business:5 Ways Climate Change Will Change Business in the 21st Century .

Politics: The best political blogs participating in Blog Action Day this year.

Finally there are the Events going on around the world: People around the world are taking action locally on climate change, check out our friends at 350.org. They're organizing an INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION on October 24. They were featured in this blog before under the post One of the Morally Urgent Questions of Our Moment. Here is the map from 350.org showing actions going on around the world.
View Actions at 350.org

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