Daily Archives: July 10, 2017

World leaders condemn US withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Al Jazeera English

Published on Jun 2, 2017

World leaders have condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull America out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

Celebs REACT To Trump’s Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal

Clevver News

Published on Jun 2, 2017

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Trump’s announcement that the US would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Deal sent shockwaves through social media, and celebs are speaking out.

This week President Trump announced that the US would be one of only three countries, including Syria and Nicaragua, to not join in on the carbon reduction plan introduced during Obama’s presidency. The news has upset and shocked millions, because efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus the effects of climate change have rightly become a top priority for countries and citizens all over the globe. And while I could rant about how awful this decision is all day, I’ll let some of our favorite celebs take the reigns on this one…

Actor Josh Gad Tweeted his reaction, writing QUOTE, “Our children and grandchildren have all just been handed a dark future because of a man who tweets at 3:30am & ‘doesn’t trust’ science”. Funnyman Ben Stiller also had sobering thoughts on the matter, tweeting QUOTE, “What a huge step backward. We should be leading the world on this.”

Leonardo DiCaprio, while also devastated by the news, encouraged fans that now is not the time to give up, sharing simply QUOTE, “Today, our planet suffered. It’s more important than ever to take action”.

Chelsea Handler was also clearly angered about the news, writing QUOTE, “Yeah, who cares about climate change? Only every single person with a child. Republicans in congress need to end this childish mayhem.”

Meanwhile Mark Ruffalo expressed his deep frustration and fear, tweeting QUOTE, “If this is true he will have the death of whole nations on his hands. People will be looking to the USA for retribution for what they lose”.

And actor Kal Penn, who worked for the Obama administration in the encouraged his followers that activism is the best response to the news, Tweeting QUOTE “Don’t just get mad at the dummies, do something about it!” Oh trust me Kal, I intend to!

New York people, scientists react on Trump quitting Paris Agreement

New China TV

Published on Jun 1, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, a landmark global pact to fight climate change. Xinhua talked to people on the street of New York City and scientists attending an event at Times Square after the announcement.

World leaders react with anger after Trump pulls US out of climate deal

SABC Digital News

Published on Jun 1, 2017

European leaders have reacted with anger and defiance after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his country was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
French president Emmanuel Macron took the lead in slamming the move, and he was supported by Europe’s other two big economies, Germany and Italy.
Earlier, Trump confirmed his country’s withdrawal from the accord, describing it as a massive redistribution of American wealth to the developing world..

How Business Can Help Solve Climate Change – James Hansen


Published on Mar 7, 2017

Former NASA scientist and climate change activist James Hansen questions the Paris climate agreement and where we should go from here on climate during an interview at GreenBiz 16.

Fred Tang discusses the G-20 summit and China’s legacy

CGTN America

Published on Jul 10, 2017

CGTN’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Fred Tang, president of the America China Public Affairs Institute, to talk about what he sees as the lasting legacy for China of this year’s G20 summit.

The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science

The Climate Crisis

Published on May 22, 2017

Narrated by esteemed actor Emma Thompson, the documentary “The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science” reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their vast wealth to ensure the American political system takes no action on climate change, and are attempting to buy the 2016 Congressional elections.

Peter Singer: “The Ethics of What We Eat”


Published on Dec 14, 2009

Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, Peter Singer takes a hard look at the food we eat, where it comes from, and how it is produced.

Peter Singer: Eating Ethically Lecture


Published on Oct 1, 2013

Peter Singer delivers a lecture at the Examination Schools, University of Oxford as part of Balliol College’s 750th Anniversary Celebrations. He runs through a plethora of arguments in favour of vegetarianism and veganism, based on the inhumane treatment of animals and environmental concerns. The lecture was attended by many hundreds of people from the University of Oxford. Prof Singer was introduced by organiser Greg Lehman, and the Master of Balliol College, Sir Drummond Bone

The Ethics of Food: The Making of a Vegetarian and Professor of Bioethics – Peter Singer


Published on Oct 1, 2013

Prof Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University talks with the Director of Voices from Oxford, Dr Sung Hee Kim. They discuss one of the most important turning points of his life: how a lunch at Balliol College, University of Oxford made him rethink his diet, how animals are used in the food industry, and ultimately persuaded him of the merits of vegetarianism. Prof Singer also speaks of his concern for worldwide threats such as climate change and the possibility of nuclear war.