Astronaut to UN climate conference: I see the damage from space

BY: - December 13, 2019

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and American actor Harrison Ford added their voices this week to calls for emergency international action to slow the alarming pace of climate degradation. “I have seen with my own eyes the terrible effects of climate change,” Parmitano told conferees at the United Nations climate conference in Madrid, speaking from the […]

Tens of thousands rally around the world for climate action

BY: - December 7, 2019

Many thousands of people around the world held rallies and marches Friday to demand climate action, as world leaders and non-government parties from 200 countries convened in Madrid for the United Nations conference on climate change. The Miami chapter of “Fridays For Future,” an international youth movement for climate action, was among the American cities […]

FL Congresswoman, back from climate conference, says ‘American ingenuity’ is urgently required to save the planet

BY: - December 6, 2019

Florida’s congressional representative at the international climate conference in Madrid said Friday the planet’s climate is in imminent danger and that the United States must retake the lead in fighting to protect it. “We’re running out of time,” said U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat and chair of the U.S. House Select Committee on […]

Climate conference: Host country’s leader calls climate-change deniers ‘fanatics’

BY: - December 4, 2019

The conspicuous absence of top White House officials from the international climate conference underway in Madrid is being reported around the world and drew pointed reactions this week from conference leaders who view climate change as a global emergency. Pedro Sánchez, acting prime minister of Spain, which is hosting the UN’s COP25 climate conference, called […]

FL Congresswoman to world climate conference: America is with you

BY: - December 3, 2019

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa traveled to Madrid with a Congressional delegation Monday to tell international climate-change conferees that Americans stand with their global neighbors despite what the U.S. president says. “This delegation is here from the United States to say we are committed to climate action now,” said Castor, a Democrat who chairs […]

Climate talks open amid dire warnings about greenhouse gases; Florida paying the price of inaction

BY: - November 27, 2019

When scientists and world leaders gather in Madrid next week for climate talks, Florida scientists studying climate change will watch the proceedings from afar with little optimism. When you’re a scientist living in a country that is one of the world’s three largest polluters, and is run by a president who sneers at climate-change science, […]