. . . and it’s not over

. . . so sorry everyone, puerto rico
much family up north

hurricanes maria (caribbean) and jose (north US) just now on my screen

ok, so here’s how IRMA mostly looks, up & down

. . . thanks to THE WEEK mailbox magazine
always much as we’ve just been

ok irma

here in central florida just getting back to normal
been a week today. we’re ok
only back yard’s still a mess

out of power 3 o’clock last sat
gosh, while irma just started with low rain
out next 2 nights, 2 days

our old house came by ok
no window, no roof loss
we’re out no water or nat gas loss

not so up the road in woody deland
friends still out – no elec-gas-water
thanks not there. even so much worse that far below

well irma, you’re one real livelihood
. . . you working for ma ?
did try to tell us something ?

gov’s no-one-else telling me . . .

so here’s my imac’s screen saying the so @ 10:48 this morning
four wind swells moving up NE across this end of our planet

these few days after terrible harvey in texas

com’on you blind-tops, do notice
do get on with it !

our kids swallow red

hopefully growing greener
thank you, al gore +

my first climate reality project presentation
south east volusia aububon society ( sevas )
12/8/16, new smyrna beach FL

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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