There are many different types of resources that I could share here... I am already sharing two of them on other posts that I will link below: Petitions and Book Recommendations. So, here I will be sharing resources such as NGOs and other organizations, news reporting and opinions, and I will be developing a glossary of terms!
adaptation: action that helps cope with the effects of climate change - such as seawalls for rising sea-levels.
carbon dioxide (CO2): a gas in the atmosphere happening naturally but also due to human activities - the main greenhouse gas (below) produced by human activity.
carbon footprint: amount of CO2 emissions per person or organization or the amount of CO2 emitted during the production of something.
carbon offsetting: an action intended to compensate for the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as a result of industrial or other human activity, especially when quantified and traded as part of a commercial scheme.
carbon-neutral: making or resulting in no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, especially as a result of carbon offsetting. absorbing the carbon dioxide produced. (note: unlike net-zero or carbon-free, carbon-neutral means that emissions may be produced but they are absorbed). circular economy: in a circular economy, we close the cycles of all raw materials we mine to produce stuff - extends further from recycling to reusing and preserving.
climate change: a pattern of change affecting the climate measured in average temperature and rainfall or frequency of extreme weather events.
COP26: The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland between 31 October and 12 November 2021.
downcycled: the recycling of waste where the recycled material is of lower quality and functionality than the original material.
fast-fashion: inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends.
feedback loop: something that speeds up or slows down a warming trend. A positive feedback accelerates a temperature rise, whereas a negative feedback slows it down.
global warming: steady rise in global temperatures.
greenhouse gas emissions (ghg): Natural and industrial gases that trap heat from the Earth and warm the surface.
IPCC: intergovernmental body of the United Nations mandated to provide objective scientific information relevant to understanding human-induced climate change, its natural, political, and economic impacts and risks, and possible response options.
linear economy (contrast to circular economy above): in a linear economy we mine raw materials that we process into a product that is thrown away after use.
mitigation: Action that will reduce man-made climate change.
net-zero: a target of completely negating the amount of greenhouse gases produced by human activity, to be achieved by reducing emissions and implementing methods of absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
slow-fashion: an approach to producing clothing which takes into consideration all aspects of the supply chain and in doing so, aims to respect people, the environment, and animals. It also means spending more time on the design process, ensuring that each piece of apparel is quality made.
sustainability: avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance
upcycled: reuse materials in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original