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- Africa, the Devastated Continent?: Man’s impact on the ecology of Africa (Monographiae Biologicae): A. de Vos November 11, 2019
- False Start in Africa: Rene Dumont November 11, 2019
- Seeds of Famine: Ecological Destruction and the Development Dilemma in the West African Sahel (Landmark studies): Richard W. Franke, Barbara H. Chasin November 11, 2019
- Climate Activists Focusing On The Impact Of Climate Change On Children And Families November 11, 2019
- The Man Who Stopped the Desert November 11, 2019
- Trailer: Resilience Rising: From Crisis Response to Recovery November 11, 2019
- Fake news and anonymous sources as ‘new normal’ for US journalism November 11, 2019
- The apostle comes from Africa – A contemporary passion story | DW Documentary November 11, 2019
- Scientific Research Reports 2019 November 11, 2019
- The most destructive hurricanes hitting more often November 11, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion protesters float ‘sinking house’ down the river Thames November 11, 2019
- Cyclone Kills 20 in Bangladesh & India; Wildfires Rage in Australia November 11, 2019
- Iran discovers 54 billion barrels of crude oil November 11, 2019
- Asleep at the Wheel | Extinction Rebellion Blocks the Department of Transport November 11, 2019
- Cecily | XR Arrestee | Extinction Rebellion November 11, 2019
- Roman | XR Arrestee | Extinction Rebellion November 11, 2019
- Every Single Being on the Planet | Extinction Rebellion November 11, 2019
- Act Now: Our House is Flooding | Extinction Rebellion November 11, 2019
- One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles November 11, 2019
- Rainwater Catchment for Reforestation & Increased Production November 11, 2019
- Preserving these ancestral agricultural systems is vital for the future of food! November 11, 2019
- Do you know where your food comes from? November 11, 2019
- This Matters: Is this the ‘climate election’? – BBC News November 11, 2019
- Florida Officials Tell Library: No “Fake News” New York Times November 11, 2019
- Action Against Desertification – Burkina Faso November 11, 2019
- Greta Thunberg on Whether She’d Meet with the President November 11, 2019
- Greta Thunberg, Swedish environmental activist, gives a speech at Charlotte Climate Strike November 11, 2019
- Missoula Floods Video | an animated illustration of one scenario November 11, 2019
- Ice Age Floods November 11, 2019
- The evaporating Mediterranean Sea | BBC November 11, 2019
- ice age sea levels November 11, 2019
- The age of Arctic sea ice November 11, 2019
- Facebook Employees Begged Zuckerberg To Stop Spreading Political Lies November 11, 2019
- Global problems need multilateral solutions, says UN official November 11, 2019
- Tomgram: Naomi Oreskes, Why Science Failed to Stop Climate Change | TomDispatch November 11, 2019
- ‘Catastrophic’ danger: Australia wildfires threaten Sydney November 11, 2019
- 2019 RSA President’s Lecture: Leading the Way Through the Climate Emergency with Emma Howard Boyd November 11, 2019
- Cory Booker Speaks at Environmental Justice Presidential Forum November 11, 2019
- Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Environmental Justice Presidential Forum November 11, 2019
- The Africa Map Circle – Learning & Teaching from Maps of Africa: Ancient and Modern | EV & N #331 | CCTV November 11, 2019
- The Africa Map Circle November 10, 2019
- Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Freed, Promises to Continue Fight for Justice November 10, 2019
- US & EU sanctions only hurt people in order to push regime change agenda – Assad to RT November 10, 2019
- Dozens of flood warnings in UK as heavy rain expected to continue November 10, 2019
- Sacred Yamuna river polluted by toxic foam in India November 9, 2019
- Oxford Africa Institute November 8, 2019
- Blame US military for climate change – Code Pink activist November 8, 2019
- Atlas of Ancient Geography c.1820 Boston Hilliard Gray Worcester w/ 5 maps Morse engraved scarce November 8, 2019
- Amsterdam Holland Netherlands city view 1794 Prospect birds-eye print w/ fascinating early repairs November 8, 2019
- President-elect Ursula VON DER LEYEN addresses the ‘State of Europe’ at the Konrad Adenau er Stifling November 8, 2019
Daily Archives: November 14, 2017
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the Cascadia Innovation Conference in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
The governor of Washington state said Tuesday that President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord has only encouraged other countries to redouble their efforts to combat climate change.
Democrat Jay Inslee, in an interview on the NPR show On Point from the United Nations’ climate conference in Bonn, Germany, told host Tom Ashbrook that he was concerned by Trump’s decision at first: Would pulling out of the international climate change agreement encourage other countries to follow suit or slack off?
It’s done the opposite, Inslee said.
“They became more committed and more inspired when they saw the willful ignorance of the president on this issue,” Inslee said. “They actually have doubled down and there has not been one single country that has removed their name from Paris.”
Indeed, Inslee noted, Syria recently became the last country in the world to join the Paris climate agreement, a nonbinding pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Inslee is part of the so-called United States Climate Alliance, a group of 15 states and two territories that Inslee said represented 40 percent of the U.S. economy – the world’s third largest, if it was its own country.
The group was there as a sort of shadow delegation to the climate conference.
It would be better, he said, if the Trump administration was on board, or if all 50 states, instead of 15, were part of the group. But technological innovations in things like solar will help light the future, Inslee said – signing off with the admonition to “have faith.”
“We’re developing technologies at a spectacular rate to drive down the costs of clean energy that could remove the necessity of depending on dead dinosaurs to run our economy,” Inslee said.
By MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG and JERRY BROWN
November 14, 2017
World leaders have been meeting in Bonn, Germany, since last week to discuss carrying out the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Sadly, though not unexpectedly, the White House and federal agencies have largely been absent from the negotiating table. But American leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses across the country have shown up in force, and we have delivered a unified message to the world: American society remains committed to our pledge under the agreement.
Over the past two months, Americans have experienced or witnessed raging wildfires and devastating storms, from Santa Rosa, Calif., to San Juan, P.R. Warming seas, along with hotter and drier days, make these storms and fires more intense and destructive. Climate change is not a future threat; it is happening now, and we are paying for it in lost lives and billions of dollars in damage.
The United States has always led the way in confronting global challenges, especially ones that profoundly affect our own country. President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris agreement by 2020 was a troubling abdication of that leadership, and it threatened to send a dangerously wrong message: that we are abandoning the pledge we made in Paris to reduce emissions at least 26 percent by 2025.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Most Americans strongly support the Paris agreement, and thousands of mayors, governors, chief executives and others stepped forward to reaffirm their commitment to it after the president walked away from the accord. Together, these states, cities and businesses constitute more than half of the United States economy and, if they were a separate country, would make up the third-largest economy in the world.