This July 17, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows the Earth as the Apollo 11 mission travels toward the moon. It’s estimated that about 600 million people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969. (NASA via AP)

This July 17, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows the Earth as the Apollo 11 mission travels toward the moon. It’s estimated that about 600 million people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969. (NASA via AP)

Editorial: 50 years after ‘moon shot,’ we need an ‘earth shot’

Kennedy had faith we could reach the moon; we need the same confidence now to confront climate change.

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