. . . coming together again for 2016
at last bertrand piccard takes off too on april 21st
from hawaii headed for california back to first round-the-world solar flight
way to go bertie
long one of my own dreams – RIGHT HERE AT THE MAC
same days, once again tadpole fundles ma’s green & blue posh
this time south on florida’s wondrous WITHLACOOCHEE BIKE TRAIL
( sorry – my video’s a bit off this time )
top poet friend, our own bernie, he’s along too this time
with this in hand – always whatalaugh !
ma’s all-earth guardian editor, following those strong dec paris days
brings us up to date once again at UN’s signup
Yesterday was EARTH DAY. Fittingly, more than 170 countries went to New York to SIGN THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT, a record-breaking number of first-day signatures for an international treaty. ( In case you wondered, the Convention on the Law of the Sea was the previous record holder, with 119 countries in 1982 ).
But Ban Ki-Moon, who hosted the ceremony along with heads of state and climate champions including Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio, pointed out that other climate record are being broken right now. RECORD TEMPERATURES GLOBALLY, NEW LOWS FOR SEA ICE, MASS BLEACHING OF CORAL REEFS and UNHEARD-OF LEAPS IN CO2 LEVELS IN OUR ATMOSPHERE.
Against that alarming backdrop, the pressure is on countries to do more and do it faster. Our correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg as been talking to experts including Jeffrey Sachs on what happens next, and HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE STILL FAILING TO GRASP THE URGENCY OF DEEPLY CUTTING EMISSIONS.
I’m also writing to thank those of you who generously took minutes out of your day to VOTE FOR US IN THE WEBBYS FOR OUR COVERAGE OF THE MEKONG. It now looks likely our coverage of the river and its people’s fate will win an award, and the issue will get a much needed spotlight.
Editor, THE GUARDIAN.COM/ENVIRONMENT
finally friends, speaking of earth day, lets have a look at this
what all-year bunch tells us about rising positive happenings around our globe