The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track planetary extreme, or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉
Main Topic: When Celebrities Do Good By Our Climate…Case in Point Rihanna
Dear Diary. Happy Valentines Day one and all. I do love my readers. This Sunday I watched a highly entertaining Superbowl featuring two great teams, the Kansas City Chiefs, who won, scoring 38 points, and the Philadelphia Eagles, who scored 35. Both teams were evenly matched with the last team holding possession of the football wining the big game. Also, one of the best entertainers of this age, Rihanna, performed during a stellar halftime show. Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to know that Rhianna is among many celebrities that supports efforts to fight climate change:
High profile celebrities can amass great sums of cash, become multimillionaires with good ones contributing to charity and worthwhile organizations. The best among them, like Harrison Ford and Leonardo DiCaprio, not only contribute monetarily to fight for our climate but are outspoken as well on the subject. Actors like DiCaprio star in climate change films like Don’t Look Up to bring the issue of the climate crisis to the public. As of 2023, all of this is good politics and publicity for them, of course given the poor state of what is happening environmentally around our planet.
Here is a bit more on Rihanna from PBS from one year ago:
Rihanna’s foundation donates $15 million to climate justice groups
Arts Jan 25, 2022
Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social-justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
The “We Found Love” singer on Tuesday announced the donation to 18 climate justice organizations doing work in seven Caribbean nations and the United States. They include the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Movement for Black Lives.
“Climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations facing the brunt of climate change,” Rihanna, who is from the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados, said in a statement. She noted that disparity is the reason her foundation, which is named after her grandparents, prioritizes both climate resilience and climate justice work.
The grants, made in partnership with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall philanthropic initiative, are focused on groups with female, LGBT, and Black and Indigenous leaders because their communities are at the greatest risk.
“Funders must build partnerships with grassroots organizations, acknowledging their deep understanding of what is necessary to achieve climate justice in their own communities,” Justine Lucas, Clara Lionel Foundation’s executive director, said in a statement.
Here are some “ET’s” recorded from around the planet the last couple of days, their consequences, and some extreme temperature outlooks, as well as any extreme precipitation reports:
Here is some more new January 2023 climatology:
Here is more climate and weather news from Tuesday:
(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article. The most noteworthy items will be listed first.)
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Guy Walton… “The Climate Guy”