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With Lima Accord reached, climate attention turns toward 2015


Negotiators from nearly 200 countries struck a deal early Sunday morning in Lima, Peru, marking the first time that nations, large and small, developed and developing, agreed that each will make pledges aimed at cutting global greenhouse gas emissions.

The agreement, known as the Lima Accord, concluded two days after the scheduled end of the two-week (Dec. 1-12) negotiations, held among delegates representing 196 countries at the United Nations’ annual climate change conference, formally known as the 20th Conference of the Parties.

A report on the two-bite Thanksgiving challenge


Before Thanksgiving, I said in this space I would eat only two bites of everything at my family’s traditional meal. And I did just that. 

I so rarely complete a project or a resolve or an intention that I’d like to start there in my rejoicing. I did it, or as my grandson Caleb, age 5, would say, “You did it! You did it!  You did it!” He is obviously hyperbolic -- and what a terrible thing to be hyperbolic on behalf of minimalism.


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February 24-March 9, 2017