Remembering Helmut Kohl’s Call for Climate Action (1995)

Today Helmut Kohl died, aged 87, he was chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998, and responsible to reunite Germany’s eastern and western parts. Back in 1995 he called for CO2 reductions, at a United Nations conference. Related Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited Germany, Dies at 87 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/world/europe/helmut-kohl-german-chancellor-dead.html German: Der schwarze Riese http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/zum-tode-helmut-kohls-der-schwarze-riese-a-1152559.html Release via…

Warlike Climate Mobilization

The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan, written by Ezra Silk, is a policy document that tangibly demonstrates how the U.S. could eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, contribute to a global effort to restore a safe climate, and reverse ecological overshoot through a massive WWII-scale mobilization. http://www.postcarbon.org/the-climate-mobilization-victory-plan-foreword The Victory Plan (PDF) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByftlCTrJRYVejBuYUZkM1dKcms/view The Climate Mobilization…

Drew Shindell: Climate Policy to Avoid Tipping Points

Head of the SAP, Drew Shindell, talks about why a near-term climate goal is important, the main message the article aims to convey, why governments should adopt a near-term goal, and whether reducing near-term warming can prevent climate tipping points. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) published an article in Science…

Media, Political Leaders React to U.S. Paris Climate Exit

A compilation of recent responses to Donald Trump’s announcement from June 1, 2017, to exit the Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations.

Woodrow Wilson Center

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Emmanuel Macron

Secular Talk

ABC News

Aljazeera
http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/eu-and-china-agree-on-joint-climate-change-action/5458479676001

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Globe heaps scorn on Trump for Paris exit
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Trump motivated by Bannon to exit Paris Deal? And what about the Jobs?

The announcement by the Trump Administration to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, has been attributed to people like Steve Bannon, influencing Trump. And what about jobs and clean energy? References China to invest £292bn in renewable power by 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/05/china-invest-renewable-fuel-2020-energy China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/06/china-cementing-global-dominance-of-renewable-energy-and-technology Related The Strange History of…

Trump’s Speech to pull U.S. out of Paris Agreement 6/1/17 ✯Uncut White House version✯

In this speech on June 1st 2017, at The White House rose garden President Donald Trump announced to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, signed by 194 nations to address climate change. Protests outside the White House https://www.facebook.com/peoplesclimate/videos/1865902323660742/?pnref=story Subscribe to Climate State for more from Trump and the U.S. on climate For…

Pope Francis and Vatican urge Trump to stay in Paris Agreement

Pope Francis put climate change on the agenda of his first meeting with President Trump (May 24, 2017) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/world/europe/pope-trump-vatican-meet.html Address by His Holiness Pope Francis to the United Nations General Assembly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtPu1-CxhHA President Trump meets pope at the Vatican https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SpmUQn4jWs 10 key excerpts from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/06/18/10-key-excerpts-from-pope-franciss-encyclical-on-the-environment/ Related ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO…