Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, now 89 years of age, spoke to a Lafayette civic group in April 2017. A gentleman in the audience asked governor Edwards what he would do if he became king for a day enabling him to change anything in need of repair. The Governor replied without hesitation: “I would do [...]
Earlier this year our organization, the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), announced that it would divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. We mean to do this gradually, but in a public statement we singled out ExxonMobil for immediate divestment because of its “morally reprehensible conduct.” (NY Review of Books, p.31)
It is certain that Pope Benedict made Vatican City “carbon neutral” by placing solar panels on buildings there. Vatican City is the first city-state/nation to achieve that status. 195 countries will eventually follow into the solar age.
...in June 23, 2014 Dayton University became the first Catholic institution to declare divestment from fossil fuels. By April 2016, 515 educational, civic and financial institutions had joined in the pledge to divest from fossil fuels.
In this election year how many money-begging candidates for the Oval Office have pondered the wisdom of Admiral Noel Gaylor (1914-2011) who served in the US Navy for 45 years?
Debates among potential candidates for the Oval Office in 2016 are noted more for embarrassing elementary insults and childish playground fighting rather than rational discussion over how to alleviate climate change or curtail global threats of looming nuclear warfare.
For over twenty years, he answered the phone: “This is Dr. Griff Blakewood, Dept. of Renewable Resources.” With his passing, ULL no longer provides an opening for students to explore renewable energy, a clear, certain global trend.
When millions more who wish to survive on a planet in peril realize the CCC is taking all of us over the climate cliff; we will join James Hansen and children who dare to take history’s largest giant to court.
Earth’s Industrial Revolution was powered by burning cheap fossil fuels. Each year it is estimated we burn about seven billion tons of fossil fuels that will ultimately threaten all life on Earth.
“If it had been the design of human history to bring Earth to the edge of ruin, there is no better mechanism than the free market economy.” The teacher and I were amazed that none of the adult students could return the compound concept.