. . . and just in case you forget who is EARTH

take a close look at this latest sight

past these elections . . .

. . . before the flood

thanks moving-leo for reminding us
what’s going on beyond today’s voting triffles
to what’s here & ahead – planetwise

” Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. ” ( National Geographic )

loop the lake

 

home acting with mother earth

( CLICK for full story )

in the sky, around the world,

w/o a drop of fuel !

taking off 3/9/15, solar impulse 2 returns to abu dhabi 7/26/16, sun-powered the whole way

taking off 3/9/15, solar impulse 2 returns to abu dhabi 7/26/16, sun-powered the whole way

high thanks, swiss bertrand piccard & andré borschberg
http://www.solarimpulse.com

fossil fuels – keep ’em down

. . . more 350.org happenings around the world

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full of action happenings – stories – photos
CHECK THEM OUT – JOIN THEM WHERE YOU CAN

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mother earth day coming up – look up . . .

. . . nature doesn’t need people
( we really do need you ! )


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CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

#NatureSpeaking movies
see & hear ma in downright beautiful ways

SKY
MOUNTAIN
HOME
ICE
MOTHER NATURE
THE OCEAN
THE RAINFOREST
THE SOIL
WATER
THE REDWOOD
CORAL REEF
FLOWER

paris merci !

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Dear Jim,

I’ve just returned from Paris, where exhausted delegates from 195 countries AGREED ON THE FIRST EVER UNIVERSAL DEAL ON CLIMATE CHANGE.

There was no end of superlatives for the Paris Agreement. It would be a turning point in human history, transformative, momentous, historical, according to François Hollande, Ban Ki-Moon, Al Gore and the many other dignitaries in the French capital.

The deal would be a game-changer and redefine future economic development, Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president TOLD MY COLLEAGUE FIONA HARVEY.

The atmosphere at COP21, where the deal was struck after several sleepless days and last minute haggling over a verb in the 31-page text, was unprecedented in two decades of climate talks, according to veterans of the negotiations.

When Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister and president of the talks, announced the deal’s adoption and brought down his leaf-shaped gavel, the halls of the summit erupted with applause. UN and French officials LAUGHED, HUGGED, HELD HANDS ALOFT ON STAGE AND GAVE THUMBS-UP TO THE CROWD. EVEN JOURNALISTS CLAPPED.

Not everyone thinks the deal goes far enough, and the carbon curbs it’s linked to are entirely voluntary. But, AS BARACK OBAMA PUT IT, the Paris Agreement is the ” best chance ” we have of stopping dangerous global warming.

Adam Vaughan
Editor, THEGUARDIAN.COM/ENVIRONMENT

Reading list:

*__HOW THE DEAL WAS DONE

*__THE DEAL AT A GLANCE

*__COUNTRIES SIGNAL FOSSIL FUEL PHASE-OUT

*__THE GUARDIAN VIEW ON THE DEAL

 

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