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WEATHER: Climate Crisis Update: Reasons for Hope in 2020 – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Stop Sign Extreme Heat Warning – Death Valley – California – USA

t is hot here in California. On August 16th, a heat wave sent temperatures soaring in Death Valley to 130℉ (54.4℃), believed to be the highest temperature recorded on Earth in over a century. With a historic wildfire season threatening life and property, Governor Gavin Newson has declared a state of emergency. On August 24th, as reported by Cal Fire, the state has had 7,002 fires this year, burning over 1.4 million acres…and growing. At the same time last year, 4,292 fires had burned 56,000 acres.

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The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

From Three Worlds One Vision – ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

Based on NOAA’s 140-year climate record, 2019 is the second-hottest year on Earth, after 2016. In their book, The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis (Knopf 2020), Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, architects of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, remind us that we live in a critical decade. If we the people of Earth fail to attain our goal of halving our carbon emissions by 2030, it would be highly unlikely that we will attain net zero emissions by 2050.

They invite us “to take part in creating the future of humanity, confident that despite the seemingly daunting nature of the challenge, collectively we have what it takes to address climate change now” (xxi).

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Lessons from Nature: Adapting to Change – by Rosaliene Bacchus

New post on Three Worlds One Vision

by the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

Section of my succulent garden

The succulent plants in my garden brighten my life. During humanity’s mad dash towards the abyss, their quiet dynamic presence calm my troubled mind. Under California’s scorching sunshine that set dry brush ablaze, my succulent plants have found a way to survive the extreme heat. Some change color; others become more compact in form.

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Earth in Crisis: We need another narrative – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Earth in Crisis: We need another narrative

by Rosaliene Bacchus

There is no wealth on a dead planet – Global Climate Strike 2019 – New York City – USA
Photo Credit: Common Dreams

On Friday, September 20, 2019, millions of young people and supporting adults in more than 150 countries took part in the Global Climate Strike, calling on decision-makers to take immediate action to address our global climate crisis. I’m heartened that sixteen-year-old, Swedish environmentalist activist, Greta Thunberg, has awakened our youth to the future that awaits them.            Continue reading

USA Politics: Could Obama’s Legacy be Biden’s Elegy? By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

 As former Vice President Joe Biden utilizes President Obama’s esteemed status among Democratic voters, as the means of protecting himself from the plethora of candidates jockeying to be the next White House occupant, could he be proclaiming his elegy. In the past few weeks as the presidential race and pace quickened, the Democratic forerunner has had the legacy used against him.

Joe Biden

But in recent weeks, the Democratic front runner has had that legacy used against him, with his competitors highlighting the failings of the last Democratic administration, as evidence that the Vice lacks the spice, and is certainly not up to the task of leading the next one. While evidence abounds that President Obama personally was popular with the Democratic voters, at the same time there is an increasing awareness that income and wealth inequality, climate crisis, and deportations etcetera increased during his eight year term in office.    Continue reading