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…

Report: Global Catastrophic Risks 2017

‘Whether it’s the spectre of nuclear conflict or our planet tipping into catastrophic climate change, the need for effective global cooperation has never been greater’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/climate-change-global-warming-nuclear-war-asteroid-pandemic-volcano-global-catastrophe-a7752171.html The Global Challenges Foundation’s annual report “Global Catastrophic Risks 2017” is based on the latest scientific research. It contains contributions from leading experts, and summarizes the current status of…

NATO Warns Climate Change Will Trigger Food Shortages

Climate change will lead to “dire” food and water shortages, according to a draft report presented Monday to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/05/22/rbi-board-members-rating-agencies-to-advise-on-resolution-of-large-accounts The second part of the video takes a look at food security. The impact of climate change on food security and nutrition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkfeZi1QS2M Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food…

Michael Mann at Science March “Policy based on Scientific Evidence!”

On Earth Day, April 22, Penn State’s Michael Mann spoke in front of the large crowd of the March For Science in Washington DC. The official March For Science website https://www.marchforscience.com The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy https://www.amazon.com/Madhouse-Effect-Threatening-Destroying-Politics/dp/0231177860

Bill Nye on March for Science and Trump could be Reelected

On Friday, April 21, Bill Nye, also known as “The Science Guy,” spoke with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about Saturday’s March for Science in Washington. Nye said the march is about more than just bringing attention to carbon emissions affecting climate change, but also about the economy and the future. Nye said,…

The Strong Climate and Environmental Message from Bush 1988

On August 31, 1988, George H. W. Bush gave a progressive campaign speech on the environment, touching on many issues present still. After becoming the 41st President he appointed the first environmentalist, William Reilly ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_K._Reilly ), to head the EPA. Environmental policy of the United States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_policy_of_the_United_States#The_George_H._W._Bush_Administration_.281989.E2.80.931993.29 Reagan, Bush 41 memos reveal sharp contrast…

George HW Bush’s 1988 Environmental Speech

On August 31, 1988, George H. W. Bush gave a progressive campaign speech on the environment, touching on many issues present still today. After becoming the 41st President he appointed the first environmentalist, William Reilly ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_K._Reilly ), to head the EPA. However, in 1992 he refused to sign the international biodiversity treaty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_Biological_Diversity and…