Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017

The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. How we make the most of #IY2017 depends on what we do and how well we collaborate. The resolution, adopted on December 4, 2015, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of …

Changing Climate, April 2017

On April 2, I participated in a radio convo about climate change online Vegas Observations, http://kdwn.com. The show is being re-web/broadcast today at noon. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 28 that, among other things, rescinds environmental regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions by 32% by 2030. The “Executive Order on …

Changing Climate

News: We’re talking about climate change live Sunday, April 2 at 12pm Pacific online Vegas Observations, http://kdwn.com. Live with @BobFisherNV #VegasObservations https://t.co/OaI9P01fPl — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April 2, 2017 What’s the story about climate change? What about ‘story’ — what have we missed in not making it more relevant? In April we look behind the headlines and …

Welcome to the #Twistance

Following up our feature on the Twitterstorm kicked up by Badlands National Park, the hashtag that sums up the week’s viral storm combines Twitter and Resistance in the colorful #Twistance Kudos @StollmeyerEU for the helpful Twistance list curating ‘rogue’ federal science agencies. She’s Twistance 2 with other rogue departments. Those launching the rogue sites share a mission of sharing …

Green Santa

New: The SUN Program presents “Green Santa” – a Climate Change primer in the form of a comic book. Co-authored by Felix Dodds and issued under the auspices of the UN Secretary General through Comics Uniting Nations – a partnership of UNICEF and PCI Media Impact and Reading with Pictures, to make the Sustainable Development Goals …

Lessons from #COP22

As the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) comes an end, it’s a good time to ask if there are ways to improve the UN’s Climate Change Conferences. Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University of Bangladesh, proposes a radical re-think of the purpose …

Time for Action at #COP22

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP22, is being held in Marrakesh, Morocco November 7-18, 2016. This will be the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Of special interest this year is the side event focusing on tourism and climate …