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2014 Izzy Awards


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Published on Aug 15, 2014

The sixth annual Izzy Award was presented April 28, 2014, to independent journalists JOHN CARLOS FREY (for reporting on U.S./ Mexico border deaths) and NICK TURSE (for reporting on civilian casualties of U.S. wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan). And the first members of the newly-established I.F. Stone Hall of Fame were inducted: GLENN GREENWALD and JEREMY SCAHILL. All four honorees spoke powerfully (Greenwald via video) at the ceremony, which was held at Park Hall Auditorium.

Also speaking at the event were Izzy Stone’s elder son, Jeremy Stone, and biographer Myra MacPherson (All Governments Lie: The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone).

Greenwald had received the first annual Izzy Award (along with Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman) in 2009; Scahill had received the second Izzy in 2010.

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BBC News – Ebola crisis to last ‘at least six months’ – MSF

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15 August 2014 Last updated at 17:47 ET

Air passengers arriving in Nigeria are having their temperature taken as a precaution, as Tomi Oladipo reports
Ebola outbreak

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will take at least six months to bring under control, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says.

Speaking in Geneva, MSF President Joanne Liu said the situation was “deteriorating faster, and moving faster, than we can respond to”.

Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the scale of the outbreak appeared to be “vastly underestimated”.

It said that “extraordinary measures” were needed.

The epidemic began in Guinea in February and has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

On Friday, the death toll rose to 1,145 after WHO said 76 new deaths had been reported in the two days to 13 August. There have been 2,127 cases reported.

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Antarctica’s ice discharge could raise sea level faster than previously thought


Antarctica: In the future, more ice could break of and melt, researchers say. Credit: PIK/Winkelmann

Date: August 13, 2014  Source: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Summary: Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this century, a new study shows. For the first time, an international team of scientists provide a comprehensive estimate on the full range of Antarctica’s potential contribution to global sea level rise based on physical computer simulations. The study combines a whole set of state-of-the-art climate models and observational data with various ice models.

Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this century, a new study shows. For the first time, an international team of scientists provide a comprehensive estimate on the full range of Antarctica’s potential contribution to global sea level rise based on physical computer simulations. Led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the study combines a whole set of state-of-the-art climate models and observational data with various ice models. The results reproduce Antarctica’s recent contribution to sea level rise as observed by satellites in the last two decades and show that the ice continent could become the largest contributor to sea level rise much sooner than previously thought.

“If greenhouse gases continue to rise as before, ice discharge from Antarctica could raise the global ocean by an additional 1 to 37 centimeters in this century already,” says lead author Anders Levermann. “Now this is a big range — which is exactly why we call it a risk: Science needs to be clear about the uncertainty, so that decision makers at the coast and in coastal megacities like Shanghai or New York can consider the potential implications in their planning processes,” says Levermann.

Antarctica currently contributes less than 10 percent to global sea level rise

The scientists analyzed how rising global mean temperatures resulted in a warming of the ocean around Antarctica, thus influencing the melting of the Antarctic ice shelves. While Antarctica currently contributes less than 10 percent to global sea level rise and is a minor contributor compared to the thermal expansion of the warming oceans and melting mountain glaciers, it is Greenland and especially the Antarctic ice sheets with their huge volume of ice that are expected to be the major contributors to future long-term sea level rise. The marine ice sheets in West Antarctica alone have the potential to elevate sea level by several meters — over several centuries.

See: A. Levermann, R. Winkelmann, S. Nowicki, J. L. Fastook, K. Frieler, R. Greve, H. H. Hellmer, M. A. Martin, M. Meinshausen, M. Mengel, A. J. Payne, D. Pollard, T. Sato, R. Timmermann, W. L. Wang, R. A. Bindschadler. Projecting Antarctic ice discharge using response functions from SeaRISE ice-sheet models. Earth System Dynamics, 2014; 5 (2): 271 DOI: 10.5194/esd-5-271-2014

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Warsaw – COP – “Polluters Talk, We Walk”: Civil Society Groups Abandon Warsaw Talks Over Inaction on Global Warming


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Published on Nov 21, 2013

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“We’re not abandoning the U.N., we’re just abandoning this COP, because it’s just gotten so bad,” says Anjali Appadurai, a youth climate activist working with the environmental groups who backed a walkout of the talks today at the U.N. climate summit in Warsaw, Poland.

Hundreds of people abandoned the negotiations, citing a lack of progress over the past 10 days. Among the organizations supporting the effort were Greenpeace, Oxfam, 350.org, the International Trade Union Confederation, ActionAid International, WWF International, Earth in Brackets, and Friends of the Earth. “We’re going to bring back social movements as an essential part of this process so that COP 20 next year in Lima can be stronger because of the social movements lighting a fire underneath it,” Appadurai says. In 2011, she addressed the U.N. climate summit in Durban, South Africa, on behalf of youth delegates.

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Kumi Naidoo – Greenpeace: In Opposing Oil Drilling, Detained “Arctic 30” Are Standing Up for Planet’s 7 Billion


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Published on Nov 21, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – After more than two months in detention, five members of the Arctic 30 are now free on bail in Russia. The group of 28 activists and 2 journalists were detained following an attempt to board Russia’s first offshore oil rig. We discuss the case with Greenpeace Executive director Kumi Naidoo, who says their fate remains uncertain as they continue to face charges of “hooliganism” that carry a maximum prison term of seven years.

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As WHO Warns Ebola Death Toll Is Underestimated, How Should Global Community Handle Dire Crisis?

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Published on Aug 15, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – The World Health Organization is now saying the number of reported cases and deaths of Ebola in West Africa vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak. The official death toll from the Ebola outbreak is now at 1,069 since February. Guinea has become the fourth country in Africa to declare a national health emergency as it battles the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the worst outbreak since the disease was discovered in 1976. The outbreak began in Guinea where it has killed 377 people. It has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, which have all declared a national health emergency. We speak to three guests: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations; public health law professor Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University; and medical anthropologist Adia Benton of Brown University, who has conducted research on infectious disease in Sierra Leone over several years.

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America Is Facing a Food Crisis ~ 2012 American Drought

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Published on Jul 13, 2012

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