Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Et le climat ?

Dear Friends and Family,
As many (if not all) of you know, I am a first year graduate student in the Program on Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at MIT. Myself and 800 of my colleagues in climate / energy science from 46 states around the U.S. have published an open letter in Scientific American to President-elect Trump, urging him to take 6 key steps to address climate change to help protect “America’s economy, national security, and public health and safety".
Please consider signing a public petition, "Tell Trump to #ActOnClimate", in support of the open letter and to show Donald Trump that citizens and academics are united behind U.S. climate leadership.
After you’ve signed, help spread the word by email (forward this one to your friends, colleagues, and lists) and social media (Tweet, Facebook, etc).
If you have any questions on Climate Science, Climate Change, or Climate Policy, please feel free to comment or send me a message and I'm happy to chat!
Thank you,
President-elect Trump has called climate change a Chinese hoax, vowed to dismantle America's climate and clean energy policies, and appointed climate deniers with ties to the fossil fuel industry to his transition team and Cabinet. There is too much at stake…

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

San Francisco beyond the postcard : état des lieux

Donc en septembre, la version princeps de ce documentaire a été présentée à San Francisco, très bien accueillie .  Elle offre en 3 heures une vue très complète de la ville au travers de ses habitants. Plusieurs organismes de distribution sont intéressés, mais peut être sous des formes plus courtes .   
Une version plus courte est en cours de préparation, toujours en anglais. Une version française suivra. Versions plus faciles à visionner parce que plus courtes mais forcément moins riches.  Il est peu probable que la version exhaustive soit publiée en français.
Si donc vous voulez acheter la version intégrale en anglais pour savoir tout, tout, tout sur San Francisco allez sur le site, rubrique DVD.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Trump by the Bay

Dès le lendemain de l'élection de Trump, les prix de l'immobilier augmentaient à San Francisco, mais ce ne sont pas les seules inquiétudes des San Franciscains. 
Le Board des Supervisors a réagi.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution, introduced by Board President London Breed, in response to the election of Donald Trump. The resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who help make this city great, and who represent over one third of our population. This is the Golden Gate—we build bridges, not walls; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That we will never back down on women’s rights, whether in healthcare, the workplace, or any other area threatened by a man who treats women as obstacles to be demeaned or objects to be assaulted. And just as important, we will ensure our young girls grow up with role models who show them they can be or do anything; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That there will be no conversion therapy, no withdrawal of rights in San Francisco. We began hosting gay weddings twelve years ago, and we are not stopping now. And to all the LGBTQ people all over the country who feel scared, bullied, or alone: You matter. You are seen; you are loved; and San Francisco will never stop fighting for you; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That we still believe in this nation’s founding principle of religious freedom. We do not ban people for their faith. And the only lists we keep are on invitations to come pray together; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That Black Lives Matter in San Francisco, even if they may not in the White House. And guided by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, we will continue reforming our police department and rebuilding trust between police and communities of color so all citizens feel safe in their neighborhoods; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That climate change is not a hoax, or a plot by the Chinese. In this city, surrounded by water on three sides, science matters. And we will continue our work on CleanPower, Zero Waste, and everything else we are doing to protect future generations; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That we have been providing universal health care in this city for nearly a decade, and if the new administration follows through on its callous promise to revoke health insurance from 20 million people, San Franciscans will be protected; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That we are the birthplace of the United Nations, a city made stronger by the thousands of international visitors we welcome every day. We will remain committed to internationalism and to our friends and allies around the world—whether the administration in Washington is or not; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That San Francisco will remain a Transit First city and will continue building Muni and BART systems we can all rely upon, whether this administration follows through on its platform to eliminate federal transit funding or not; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That California is the sixth largest economy in the world. The Bay Area is the innovation capital of the country. We will not be bullied by threats to revoke our federal funding, nor will we sacrifice our values or members of our community for your dollar; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That we condemn all hate crimes and hate speech perpetrated in this election’s wake. That although the United States will soon have a President who has demonstrated a lack of respect for the values we hold in the highest regard in San Francisco, it cannot change who we are, and it will never change our values. We argue, we campaign, we debate vigorously within San Francisco, but on these points we are 100 percent united. We will fight discrimination and recklessness in all its forms. We are one City. And we will move forward together.