Climate Change

Tone Lanzillo

To paraphrase, courage is a dish best served around a big, crowded table packed with friends.

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Duluth's Climate Mobilization Campaign launches with a pull-no-punches ask: they want the city leaders to declare a climate emergency.

Well, some people are listening to the educated.

On Friday, all across the globe, young people (and others) will walk out of their schools and workplaces to "demand an end to the age of fossil fuels."

Tone Lanzillo

Tone Lanzillo re-thought pretty much his whole life over the last three years or so ...

The former mental health worker decided to downsize and relocate his life so he could find a community in which he could make a difference.

But no one was as surprised as he to see his two-week stay in Duluth turn into a permanent gig.

The last time we checked in with Tone Lanzillo, the environmental activist was walking from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

His walk, to raise awareness about climate change and what he calls "The Duluth Agreement," is over but it's leading right into his next project, "Making It Personal."

If you'd to take part in Tone Lanzillo's "Making It Personal" project, you can email him here.

Sea Change/Amicus Adventure Sailing

What is the sailor's perspective on climate change - even here on the shores of our "inland sea"?

Lots of "arrs" -- actually, Rs: recycle, reuse, regift, recover ...

The Sailor's Perspective on Climate Change event will be tomorrow (May 8) at 7:00pm.  More information is here.

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Don't try to tell Mary Franz that individuals can't affect the trajectory of climate change.

The organizing director of MPIRG at UMD says all our decisions matter.

And if we look for them, we can see the components of change all around us.

The Our Planet, Our Future: Environmental Summit will be held March 28; you can find more information here.

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

Up until recently, the climate change conversation was conducted by scientists, and accompanied by lots of charts, graphs, and data.

But Jothsna Harris of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy says most people aren't scientists.  And she thinks we need to shift the conversation away from people's heads ... and toward their hearts.

Duluth Snow
Sharon Mollerus

The climate in Minnesota is changing.

What will this mean for North Shore visitors on the hunt for recreational activities?

MN Sea Grant

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes says it takes about a hundred years for people to transition from one energy source to another -- no matter how appealing the new energy source might be.

But do we have that kind of time?

KUMD's Adam Reinhardt has the story.

Energy: A Human History is published by Simon & Schuster.

[This story originally aired on November 21, 2018, and was re-aired on December 26, 2018.]

Lake Superior
Ed Menendez

Jesse Schomberg and Tom Beery talk climate adaptation this week on the Sea Grant Files.

Duluth is facing three major climate challenges: warmer and wetter weather, losing the winter cold, and more frequent and high intensity storm events.

How do we combat these climate challenges and what does this mean for our community?

MN Sea Grant

©Lisa Johnson

"Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,"  according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a new assessment that came out, ironically, four days before yet another October storm on Lake Superior decimated the Lakewalk in Duluth.

Peoples Climate Movement

Next month's Duluth Peoples Climate March will be more than an effort to educate folks about climate change.

©Lisa Johnson

What do Minnesotans like in the summertime?

Lots of things.  Many involving lakes, dogs and ... beer.

So if something comes along that threatens those things ... well, them's fightin' words.

Inter-Tribal Maple Syrup Producers Cooperative/Facebook

Maybe it's hard to really internalize what rising ocean levels, for instance, mean when you live in the middle of the country.

But the effect climate change could have on the maple syrup we make every spring?

That's something to pay attention to,

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