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- 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Meets U.K. Lawmakers April 24, 2019
- Melting Arctic Permafrost Set to Cost the World $70 Trillion April 24, 2019
- Floods and Mudslides Kill At Least 33 in South Africa April 24, 2019
- Watchdog Launches Ethics Probe into Top Interior Department Officials April 24, 2019
- Help Wanted: More climate storytellers » Yale Climate Connections April 24, 2019
- 16-year-old Greta Thurnberg talks to MPs about climate ptrotests April 24, 2019
- Indigenous Issues Forum – Press Conference (22 April 2019) April 24, 2019
- This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities April 23, 2019
- Greta Thunberg at Guardian Live: ‘This is an emergency’ April 23, 2019
- ‘Our future was sold’: Greta Thunberg tells MPs April 23, 2019
- The Belt and Road: Across Mountains and Seas April 23, 2019
- Why is Belt and Road gaining in popularity April 23, 2019
- Red Star, Blue Water: A Ship shape Industry April 23, 2019
- 2019 Climate Teach In April 23, 2019
- To stop global catastrophe, we must believe in humans again | Bill McKibben | Opinion | The Guardian April 23, 2019
- “A Message from the Future with AOC”: New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal April 23, 2019
- Polly Higgins, Who Sought to Make Ecocide an International Crime, Dies Aged 50 April 23, 2019
- “Extinction Rebellion” Arrests in London Top 1,000 as Climate Campaign Conti nues April 23, 2019
- Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Even Faster Than Feared Due to Warming Climate April 23, 2019
- We Don’t Have Time – with Mårten Thorslund & Greta Thunberg April 23, 2019
- Climate Education is Screwed Up! April 23, 2019
- Leasing the Rain | The New Yorker April 23, 2019
- Conversations with Great Minds – Guy McPherson / Human Extinction in our Lifetime? April 23, 2019
- The Extinction Domino Effect That Could Annihilate Life on Earth Has Already Started April 23, 2019
- Cadillac Desert – 1. Mulhollands Dream (1 of 9) April 23, 2019
- Greta Thunberg speaks to Donald Trump April 23, 2019
- The Ogallala Aquifer of the Texas High Plains: A Race Against Time April 23, 2019
- Life Expectancy of The Ogallala April 23, 2019
- The Ogallala Aquifer April 23, 2019
- Water Scarcity on the Texas High Plains: The Ogallala Aquifer April 23, 2019
- Pumped Dry: A race to the bottom of the Ogallala in Kansas April 22, 2019
- PUMPED DRY: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater April 22, 2019
- Reconstruction – America After the Civil War April 22, 2019
- Mother Earth Day 2019 – Remarks by General Assembly President April 22, 2019
- 9/11: An Architect’s Guide | Part 1: World Trade Center 7 (5/2/19 webinar – R Gage) April 22, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion: Will protests against climate change force a response? – BBC Newsnight April 22, 2019
- Dallas Goldtooth: Hold Banks Accountable for Financing Climate Chaos & Violating Indigenous Rights April 22, 2019
- At Easter Egg roll, Trump disputes Mueller report April 22, 2019
- Greta Thunberg full speech at Extinction Rebellion protest in London April 22, 2019
- Christiana Figueres in support of Extinction Rebellion April 22, 2019
- Our Mother Earth Says #MeToo April 22, 2019
- Scientists’ Warning at Foresight Group, EU Commission April 22, 2019
- Greta Thunberg, “Together we are making a difference” – Marble Arch – Extinction Rebellion – Apr21st April 22, 2019
- Why we think it’s OK to cheat and steal (sometimes) | Dan Ariely April 21, 2019
- International Rebellion – Day 2 (April 16th) – Extinction Rebellion April 21, 2019
- BBC Victoria Derbyshire – Extinction Rebellion April 21, 2019
- Thousands Gather at Marble Arch to Hear Greta Thunberg – Extinction Rebellion – Apr21st April 21, 2019
- BBC News Live – Heathrow – Youth ask, “Are We The Last Generation?” – Extinction Rebellion April 21, 2019
- ESA and climate change April 21, 2019
- Climate Change: Sunita Narain on Adaptation to the new normal April 21, 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.