Your bones are made of calcium and magnesium, and there’s seawater in your blood. You are the living Earth in this particular form. 4 1/2 billion years ago, the Earth was a flaming ball of molten rock. Now . . . it can sing opera.
— Cosmologist Brian Swimme
The 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in NYC just ended. There was something for everyone:
Justin Trudeau fan-girls.
Fashionistas. (See President Buhari of Nigeria, left.)
Yesterday at 3:30 in the morning, there was even a “UN Experts Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights.” By candlelight, I assume.
But the UNGA kicked off last Tuesday. First, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered a lovely opening speech (in three different languages, no less), addressing seven global challenges. Ready?
Nuclear peril; terrorism; humanitarian no-no’s; climate change; rising inequality; something he called “the dark side of innovation” (like botching other countries’ presidential elections?); and the refugee crisis.
If Guterres was trying to get Trump’s attention when he said the following about climate change . . . Read More…