Warm enough for Summer Games in Sochi

As the 2014 Winter Olympics continue on in Sochi, Russia, we reached a moment of perplexity this week when this AP news piece came out:

Temperatures in Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, are apparently so warm that snow is melting, athletes are getting sunburned, and that it gives it all a feeling of summer games…

The AP Press wire states:

With temperatures rising on the Black Sea coast, the Sochi Olympics are starting to feel more like the Summer Games.

On Monday, these Sub-Tropical Olympics really started to heat up with temperatures soaring to 16 degrees C (61 degrees F). That led to skiers in the mountains above Sochi putting snow in their racing suits to cool down, and left ski jumpers landing in puddles.

“I’m trying to hide from the sun here because I feel like I’m getting red,” said Chemmy Alcott, a British skier who competed in the super-combined race.

The weather could get even warmer by the end of the week. Organizers said the temperature could reach 17 C (63 F) on Thursday.

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Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

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A Coke bottling plant in Winona, Minn. The company has been affected by global droughts. Andrew Link/Winona Daily News, via Associated Press

So it is finally happening.

Mentalities are starting to shift, and large corporations now begin to realize that Climate Change is serious.

It was a strange feeling, and mixed emotions, to read the New York Times article earlier this month, entitled Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change.

The Author Coral Davenport describes an eye-opening experience for large corporations such as Coca Cola or Nike, who have started  experiencing the dire consequences of Climate Change.

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Climate Heroes and GCCA to collaborate for awareness campaign on climate change

tcktcktck-teal-full2The Climate Heroes team is happy to announce that startin January 2014, we are entering a long-term collaboration with GCCA (tcktcktck.org) in order to showcase the profiles of Climate Heroes worldwide, in anticipation for a major awareness campaign led by GCCA.

The aim of the campaign is to launch a call to sign a petition in the Spring of 2014, and gather several million signatures, in anticipation for the Fall 2014 Climate Talks. By showing the world leaders that the public cares and demands immediate action and concrete steps from world leaders, the aim is to have them commit to actual actions and proposals for the 2015 Paris Climate Talks.

To carry out this mandate, the Climate Heroes team will be working from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, to produce Video and Photo portraits of Climate Heroes. We will continue our collaboration with IRD (the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement) in the locations were their scientific teams operate.

If you are in the field and want to join us, or if you know Climate Heroes who could be included in this amazing initiative, please feel free to contact us or to submit a portrait to us on the Submit a Portrait Page!

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The Climate Heroes project joins the Tcktcktck.org alliance

tcktcktck-teal-full2The Climate Heroes project was created in August 2010. Since then, we have worked to show the amazing involvement and dedication of citizens, women and men, worldwide, who started acting to mitigate climage change.

At their own level, they decided then needed to start acting. By their example we hope to inspire more of us to follow their lead.

Scientists, media persons and entrepreneurs are equally important in this movement. They work to understand the effects of Climate Change, increase awareness, or come up with innovations and business models that will allow us to move away from a spiral of carbon emmission to a more sustainable living.

We are extremely excited as a team to announce today that we are joining efforts with The Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA), more generally known in the public as tcktcktck.org, to increase awareness about the work of those Climate Heroes.

TckTckTck represents an unprecedented network of more than 400 nonprofit organizations led by GCCA, the Global Call for Climate Action. As described on their mission statement :
Our shared mission is to harness the respective strengths of faith, development, science, environment, youth, labor, and other civil society organizations to achieve a world safe from runaway climate change.  The GCCA works to connect and facilitate the efforts of organizations from across the globe to communicate the urgency of climate change, campaign on the solutions before us and to mobilize the pubic in support of strong, equitable government action at the national and international levels.

This partnership will allow Climate Heroes to benefit from a relay for all the stories we produce, and much more in the future. Stay tuned for more developments in the future!

You can find us on the official Partners page of the GCCA network and here.

 

The Team is growing: 5 photographers working together worldwide!

We are very pleased to have met, via friends, professional networks, or word of mouth.

Welcome to the Climate Heroes project Team members: Nicolas, Peter, Luke, and Jonathan! Together, we cover all continents, and we are all embarking together on the Climate Heroes adventure. We are looking forward to complete the project together!

This unique collaborative model will make the best of the expertise of each of us Team members, who know our “base” country and region in and out, thanks to the numerous assignments they have locally, or when travelling in remote parts of the globe.

See who is who on the Team page!

 

 

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Climate Heroes now recruiting

The Climate Heroes Project is recruiting! Worldwide photographers and project producers needed

Climate Heroes is a photographic and educational essay aimed at the general public, which gathers portraits of women and men who can inspire us to relieve climate change. Whether they are citizens, scientists, public or industrial figures, they already started acting. Their example, far from being a moralistic flag waived under our nose, is here for us to get inspired! Continue reading

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