Climate change has taken center stage at today’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. More than 120 world leaders gathered, promising billions to finance clean energy and support resilience to climate change.
It’s estimated that up to 400,000 people converged on New York City Sunday for the People’s Climate March, held just before the UN Climate Summit, which begins today. Among those at the rally was Middlebury College scholar and environmental activist Bill McKibben. The founder of 350.org, McKibben was one of the organizers of the People’s Climate March. He spoke with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
In 1969, the 42-year history of biennial golf matches between the United States and Great Britain reached its climax. The U.S., led by Jack Nicklaus, had dominated competitive golf for years; Great Britain, led by Tony Jacklin, was the undisputed underdog. But in spite of having lost 14 of 17 Ryder Cups in the past, the British entered the 1969 Ryder Cup as determined as the Americans were dominant. What followed was the most compelling, controversial, and contentious Ryder Cup the sport had ever seen.
Author, writer and blogger, Neil Sagebiel writes about it in his new book, Draw in the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World.