Q. What is Choose?

We’ve all heard about global warming and the threat to life as we know it. Choose is about empowering people to do something about it.

Q. Stop Global Warming?

Today the world is about 1.0C above the temperature in pre-industrial times. Only 1.0C and already the news is about much more powerful hurricanes, fast-melting ice in bot the Arctic and Antarctic, at the same time as others parts of the world are suffering droughts or and floods.

Continue as we are and we are on track for 3C or more, which means catastrophic climate change and the risk of runaway global warming of 6C or more!

In October 2018, the IPCC in a special report said that if we take urgent action, global warming can be kept to 1.5C maximum and that this will protect most of the world as we know it.  Surely it makes sense for us to do this?

See: the IPCC special report dated October 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

Q. Why did you set up Choose?

The inspiration for Choose came out of attending the Landmark Forum.  Charles Appleby is the Founder of N0CO2.org which is about making it easy to remove your carbon footprint by planting trees. 

A majority of people are now concerned about global warming. For everyone who is worried and concerned about global warming, what might be possible if instead they were to choose to stop global warming?

Q. What about Greta, Extinction Rebellion, Marches etc?

Exactly! They’ve done a great job of stirring people up and raising awareness. But still there is not enough action on climate change. So the World is on track for 3C global warming – or more! There is actually a huge gap, as the maximum increase in temperature recommended by the IPCC in October 2018 is only 1.5C.

Q. Who is Choose for?

Are you concerned about global warming? Then Choose is for you.

We all should be concerned about climate change, because it’s a huge threat to the future of our children and our planet.

Solutions to global warming exist, but they are not being implemented as fast as they need to be.

Most people today are worried or concerned about global warming. But haven’t done anything about it. Instead of being concerned, what might be possible if you were to choose to stop global warming? To share about this, which might then inspire others. And to join in helping to take action to implement or support solutions that we know will stop global warming?

Q. Why Choose is different?

Most people are still just worrying about or talking about global warming.

But real change starts with us – we and you – and what we want. You are concerned about global warming. What sort of world do you want for your family, your children? For our planet? For our wildlife? And have you told or shared with people what you want? So would you now like to do something about it?

Then it’s time to choose to stop global warming. To share. And take action.

Everyone who selects Choose, all are saying they want action to stop global warming.

Q. How do I Choose?

It’s really easy. All you do is sign up. You Choose to stop global warming.  It’s free.  Sign up here.

Q. What next?

Please share. By sharing you inspire others, so they can join in too. We provide templates to share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Email. Please share on them all.

You may also like to inspire others by putting something on our Message Board about why you want to stop global warming? 

Q. Privacy Policy?

We will never sell or pass your data on to anyone else. Many people want to be kept informed, so if you would like occasional updates, do please tick the box to say you want them.

Q. How do I know I will make a difference with Choose?

If you choose, and share and take action, then yes, you will make a difference.

I know this is possible because I have done it myself. I’ve reduced my CO2 emissions by around 20%, by switching to clean electricity, turning down the heating, flying less, and by switching to a mainly vegetarian diet. Then I went on to remove 100% of my CO2 emissions by planting lots of trees. My wife and I each planted enough trees so that they remove over 100% of our CO2 emissions each year, for every year the trees are growing.

And we know this simple message about Choose inspires people. In September 2019, Charles Appleby presented this message to around 200 people at Landmark HQ in London. In a show of hands, over 80% of people chose to stop global warming!

Choose, share, take action. Together we really can stop global warming. If you join today, how many people will be inspired by you?

Q. Stop Global Warming?

Today the world is about 1.0C above the temperature in pre-industrial times. Only 1.0C and already the news is about much more powerful hurricanes, fast-melting ice in bot the Arctic and Antarctic, at the same time as others parts of the world are suffering droughts or and floods.

Continue as we are and we are on track for 3C or more, which means catastrophic climate change and the risk of runaway global warming of 6C or more!

In October 2018, the IPCC in a special report said that if we take urgent action, global warming can be kept to 1.5C maximum and that this will protect most of the world as we know it. Surely it makes sense for us to do this?

See: the IPCC special report dated October 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

Q. How concerned are people about climate change?

Majorities in all countries believe that climate change will result in serious damage to the global economy; cities being lost to rising sea levels; mass displacement of people from some parts of the world to others; and small wars. This was according to a recent YouGov study of 30,000 people in 28 countries and regions: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/science/articles-reports/2019/09/15/international-poll-most-expect-feel-impact-climate

According to this same YouGov Study, the public has faith that the worst effects of climate change CAN still be averted, but that dramatic action will be needed in order to do so. This is a majority belief in all countries, from a low of 50% in the US to a high of 82% in Spain.

Q. What Solutions will achieve 1.5C?

Solutions already exist. We just need to implement these, eg:
- Switch to clean electricity
- Reduce CO2 emissions, eg to turn down heating, use public transport
- Tree-Planting on a massive scale, to remove CO2
- Stop deforestation
- Air travel: to offset CO2 emissions eg by planting trees
- Diet: eat less meat, particularly less beef and lamb
- Change electricity generation from fossil fuels to low carbon
- Change energy consumption to electric
- Implement Carbon Pricing
- Electrify transport by 2030: Cars, taxis, buses, delivery vans
- Reduce CO2 emissions from buildings, industrial processes and building materials

For further information, see this April 2019 paper: https://savingourplanet.net/12-solutions-can-limit-global-warming/

Q. How to take Action?

How to take action is here.

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Q. How to become a partner of Choose?

If you like Choose? Then please partner with us. It’s very simple. All we do is put a link on each other’s websites

Please put on your website:
Message that you are partnering with Choose
Add Choose Logo
Add our message: Choose to stop global warming.

Email us the following information and we will list it under Partners on our website:
Your Logo
Your Organisation's name
Your Country
2-3 lines about what you do

Q. How to contact Choose?

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) or Questions and Answers (Q&A), are listed questions and answers, all commonly asked and may help guide you to an answer. 

To contact us or if you would like to partner or volunteer with CHOOSE, email us directly

 

Q. What are others saying about individual action on climate change?