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home acting with mother earth

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choose your pedal – bikes vs cars

beautifully done in jammed up cities like sao paolo, los angeles, toronto
and some like amsterdam and copenhagen where bikes have their way

ma’s day – my day

. . . 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 !

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ma’s all-earth guardian editor, following those strong dec paris days
brings us up to date once again at UN’s signup

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Hello,

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.

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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.

Adam Vaughan
Editor, THE GUARDIAN.COM/ENVIRONMENT

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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

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ride for ma

climate ride’s come a long way since my pedals for her
especially if you’ve much more time on this planet than us oldies
travel down her coast with your gang

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have a look at all 2016’s great moves – CLIMATERIDE.ORG

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the trail is the thing, not end of trail

. . . travel too fast and you’ll miss all you’re traveling for

~ louis l’amour

sierra club daily ray of hope photo by ken bondy

sierra club daily ray of hope, may 14, 2015
photo by ken bondy / point buchon trail, south of montana do oro state park, near los osos CA

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ma & me, our eight days alone up florida’s beautiful SRAIA

so much for tiny trailer. ready for tiny movie itself ? CHK IT OUT

hit the pedals, in touch again

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kicking off on my 77th birthday
up the coast on A1A, daytona beach-to-fernandina beach
115 tadpole miles in 8 days

about time to take her in nice & calm
having shared her suffering of so many posts – plus
two climate rides of matching strain – ea 300+ miles in 5 days

will keep you posted …
meantime, no better way to get started
here at earthday/birthday than us-for-ma, front-&-center

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