Houston Climate Week promotes city’s climate action plan, commemorates Hurricane Harvey anniversary
HOUSTON – Houston’s Office of Sustainability is hosting a virtual Houston Climate Week, according to a release. The event will commemorate of the third anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and officially kickoff the implementation phase of the recently-released Houston Climate Action Plan. The Houston Climate Action Plan is a science-based, community-driven strategy for Houston to reduce greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions, meet the Paris Agreement goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and lead a global energy transition, according to a release. “After COVID-19 cancelled our plans for an in-person Climate Action Plan launch in April, the idea of a virtual Houston Climate Week was born,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. Monday, August 2411 a.m. - Opening Session: Making Houston the Renewable Energy Capital of the World1 p.m. - Houston Climate Impact Assessment: What Does the Future Hold for Houston?
Robert Gates discusses global warming and long-term national security issues
In this "Face the Nation" Web Extra, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells host John Dickerson that Global Warming is an important national security issue and talks about other serious long-term problems.cbsnews.com