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Ron Garan
I think we live on a pretty cool planet (and by "cool" - I mean awesome)
I think we live on a pretty cool planet (and by "cool" - I mean awesome)

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Great article by a great astronaut and NASA climate scientist who dedicated the last year of his life to us.

"Humans are the cause of the accelerating warming. You can bet your life—or, more accurately, your descendants’ lives—on it."

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If the dinosaurs had a space program they'd still be here Happy #AsteroidDay #AsteroidDayLive

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3 days before "Action Day" at the COP-21 Paris Climate Conference I was asked by Sir Bob Geldof on behalf of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to pull together a video from international astronauts about the importance of coming to an agreement to combat climate change.

I put out a call to astronauts around the world to send me a video on their thoughts about combating climate change. I received 16 videos within 24 hours. Two days later the video in this post was shown to world leaders meeting at COP-21

In one of the most striking examples of planetary unity, a historic agreement was crafted to help protect our world.

Today, the Trump administration has turned its back on the rest of the world and our very future.

Shortly after President Trump was elected I sent him an open letter where I congratulated him on his victory.…/an-open-letter-to-president-elect-trum…

In the open letter I pointed out:

You said during your victory speech, “I want to tell the world community that while we’ll always put America’s interests first we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone, all people and all other nations. We will seek common ground not hostility, partnership not conflict.” I assure you that canceling America’s commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference will be seen by the world as an act of hostility and conflict."

Today, in explaining that the US is now pulling out of our climate agreements, Pres. Trump said that he has pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accord "In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens..."

Science tells us that pulling back from the necessary steps to mitigate the catastrophic effects of climate change is not in America's best long-term interest.

Special interest fueled, short-sighted, selfish rhetoric and politics are trading our future well-being for a temporary market bump.

We are on the wrong side of history.

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Start with the common ground and work from there (not the other way around).

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I had a wonderful time discussing the present state of the world with Gina Murphy-Darling. There os a path forward...

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Amazing! This +BBC Future video has over 2.7M views since its release last week. #TheKeyIsWe

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To fully understand a problem, you need to get outside of that problem. But that's not all. 

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Seeing the world from space changes everything but you don't have to be in orbit to have an orbital perspective.

Via +BBC Future

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The maiden flight from Spaceport Tucson of +World View's aerodynamic descent test platform is met with some harsh comments from the peanut gallery assembled in Mission Control. #NoSlack

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An effective decision making strategy is more important today than ever...
5 steps to decision making from the The Orbital Perspective!
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