For a historical perspective on climate progress, James Lovelock talked at The University of Kansas, addressing our responsibility in light of global warming, almost 3 decades ago in 1991.
This video has been edited with the scope on the science, full release at https://archive.org/details/JAMESLOVELOCKKU
Earthrise image by NASA
Deforestation around the Panama Canal https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=5534
Panama Canal getting shallower due to El Niño drought, ships warned https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/22/panama-canal-getting-shallower-due-to-el-nino-drought-ships-warned
Crackdown Stems the Destruction of Amazon Forest (1990 article) http://articles.latimes.com/1990-09-28/news/mn-1208_1_amazon-forest-destruction