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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Tuesday Video Double Bill: Now & Then

Bill McKibben sat down with Grist TV for a quick interview, saying the Obama administration “punted” when it was time for Copenhagen. McKibben believes the best hope for the climate talks from December 7th to the 18th will be a planetary education session since a binding agreement is slipping away. Watch HERE.

Only two months ago, climate activists were singing a different tune when Obama gave a hopeful speech to the U.N. He said: “No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten every coastline. More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent. More frequent droughts and crop failures breed hunger and conflict in places where hunger and conflict already thrive. On shrinking islands, families are already being forced to flee their homes as climate refugees. The security and stability of each nation and all peoples -- our prosperity, our health, and our safety -- are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out.” It’s hard to understand the gravity of climate change by skipping out on Copenhagen. In addition to a punt, we’re calling a foul. Watch HERE.




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