Space Shuttle Challenger – January 28, 1986
January 28, 1986 - Launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger Mission 51-L
“The cold. The o-ring data. NASA Administrators were informed and they still decided on the grand spectacle of a shuttle launch. Seventy-three seconds later the shuttle Challenger exploded, sending a fireworks array of guilt-ridden vapor trail signatures into a cold blue sky. I watched live with my students in stunned silence. Later, cradling my newborn daughter I watched a re-run and cried, knowing how some in Florida that night would never be touched by those they loved again.” Philip Browne Jan, 2018
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The following sites have reader friendly narratives, excellent graphics, and informative articles on research and current climate news that depict the climate challenges we will face and some inspiring solutions. The slide show that follows contains information and images derived from those sites.
20 Year History - The U.S. and Global Climate Change
- Dec 11, 1997-Clinton signs on to Kyoto Protocols to limit CO2 emissions (no Senate ratification)
- Mar 28, 2001-Bush withdraws from Kyoto Protocols
- Apr 22, 2016 - Obama signs on to Paris Accord to counter human effects of global climate change (no Senate ratification)
- June 1, 2017 - Trump withdraws from the Paris Accord
If 97 out of 100 doctors said that the Salk polio vaccine would prevent you and your children from developing this crippling and even fatal disease, and three doctors said that there was not yet enough evidence to prove that was true - Who are you going to believe?
Today, data from many different studies has convinced 97% of actively publishing climate scientists that human activity causes global climate change. The information is in, the time for “survival” action is now.
Millions More Reasons For Survival Action Now!
“I see trees of green, red roses too... I see them bloom, for me and for you... And I think to myself... What a wonderful world…” Performed by Grandpa Elliot and children from around the world. Recorded by Playing for Change. Written by B. Thiele and G. Weiss for Louis Armstrong.