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- Collins: Senate Should Not Vote On Ginsburg Replacement Before Election | MSNBC September 19, 2020
- Trump to name US Supreme Court successor to liberal Ginsburg ‘without delay’ September 19, 2020
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be immortalized with statue in Brooklyn, NYC September 19, 2020
- Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, The Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800 (Early Modern History: Society and Culture): R. Davis September 19, 2020
- Slavery and Slaving in African History (New Approaches to African History): Sean Stilwell September 19, 2020
- Slavery In Africa: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives September 19, 2020
- Who are the Khoisan? The World’s Oldest Race and the Indigenous South Africans September 19, 2020
- Top Coal Producing Countries September 19, 2020
- His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase September 19, 2020
- Ban Ki-moon: COVID-19 is only one side of challenges faced by UN September 19, 2020
- The lies our culture tells us about what matters — and a better way to live | David Brooks September 19, 2020
- The End of Normal – Conversations with John Doyle of EU Foresight Group September 19, 2020
- PBS Report on the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ September 19, 2020
- Debunking the Myth of the Middle Class | Amanpour and Company September 19, 2020
- We Really Don’t Have Time… – September 19, 2020
- Dear Young People, Don’t Vote in 2020 September 19, 2020
- China’s Journey to Ending Poverty: UN Sustainable Development Goals September 19, 2020
- At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced by America’s War on Terror – The New York Times September 18, 2020
- Racism is Profitable | Robert Reich September 18, 2020
- President Donald Trump signs an executive order to promote patriotic education! September 18, 2020
- Trump signs order for ‘patriotic education’ as he rails against ‘warped’ American story September 18, 2020
- What Trump is saying about 1619 Project, teaching U.S. history September 17, 2020
- Ed Yong: On pandemic, Trump reinforced Americans’ worst impulses September 17, 2020
- Brooke’s career high at Oxfam’s Straight Talk summit September 17, 2020
- “Rage” by Bob Woodward goes on sale September 17, 2020
- Ghostly sounds of a vibrating Antarctic Ice Shelf September 17, 2020
- Return to Eden | Regenerative Agriculture Documentary | WORLD PREMIERE September 17, 2020
- THE WEST IS BURNING. GREEN NEW DEAL NOW. (LIVE 8:30PM ET) September 17, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — September 17, 2020 September 17, 2020
- A Crisis Made in America: Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War September 17, 2020
- Daniel Ellsberg Warns U.S. Press Freedom Under Attack in WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Extradition Case September 17, 2020
- They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations): Ivan Van Sertima September 17, 2020
- Why I’m leaving Microsoft September 17, 2020
- Hurricane Sally: More catastrophic rainfall expected after historic storm slams Alabama, Florida September 17, 2020
- Hurricane Sally slams into U.S.Gulf Coast September 17, 2020
- Hurricane Sally brings ‘historic’ flooding to southeastern US September 16, 2020
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Will climate change be a US election issue? September 16, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — September 16, 2020 September 16, 2020
- DiEM25 Coordinating Collective teleconference, September 16, 2020 September 16, 2020
- Virus outbreaks and breakthroughs – BBC World Service – Witness History September 16, 2020
- The Keeling Curve – BBC World Service – Witness History September 16, 2020
- BBC One – Extinction: The Facts September 16, 2020
- The vaccine that saved millions of lives — BBC World Service – Witness History September 16, 2020
- How U.S. government action has fueled the West Coast climate fires September 15, 2020
- Pandemic Profiteering: Amazon Caught Price Gouging as Jeff Bezos’s Wealth Soared to $200 Billion September 15, 2020
- Colonization Made CA a Tinderbox: Why Indigenous Land Stewardship Would Help Combat Climate Fires September 15, 2020
- “Mass Voter Disenfranchisement”: GOP Ramps Up Assault on Voting Rights Across U.S. Ahead of Election September 15, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — September 15, 2020 September 15, 2020
- In Pursuit of History; Edited by H. Richard Dietrich III and Deborah M. Rebuck September 15, 2020
- Hurricane Sally could unleash torrential rain and significant storm surge on Mobile September 15, 2020
Daily Archives: September 3, 2014
Published on Sep 3, 2014
Momentum for Change | Official trailer: Actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Ian Somerhalder narrates an inspiring new documentary that takes the viewer on a trip around the world to see people taking action on climate change. The documentary weaves together nine inspiring stories, showing that action on climate change is creating jobs, improving lives and turning dreams of a better future into reality. The documentary will be released during Climate Week NYC in September 2014.
About Momentum for Change:
Momentum for Change is an initiative of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. Momentum for Change shines a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.
Connect with Momentum for Change online:
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Published on Sep 2, 2014
The international head of Doctors Without Borders has charged that the efforts to curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have actually made it worse. Jeffrey Brown joins director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, who just returned from surveying the situation in West Africa, to discuss the impediments to containing the disease and the prospects of it spreading.
E120, e130, food-matters,
Published on May 27, 2014
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/End-Ti…
extreme weather event may 2014
Published on May 30, 2014
Today’s Featured Links:
Comparing Climate Models: http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~ksteinha…
Politics v Science, Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/29/sci…
Magnetic Field Influence on Ion Temperature: http://www.swsc-journal.org/articles/…
Influence of solar variability on the infrared radiative cooling of the thermosphere from 2002 to 2014: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/…
11 Years is not long enough! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…
More on the magnetic field influence on the ionosphere: http://nldr.library.ucar.edu/reposito…
Published on Aug 2, 2014
The 2012-2014 North American Drought, an expansion of the 2010–2012 Southern United States drought, originated in the midst of a record breaking heat wave. Low snowfall amounts in winter, coupled with the intense summer heat from La Niña, caused drought-like conditions to migrate northward from the southern United States, wreaking havoc on crops and water supply. The drought has inflicted, and is expected to continue to inflict, catastrophic economic ramifications for the affected states. It has exceeded, in most measures, the 1988-1989 North American drought, the most recent comparable drought, and is on track to exceed that drought as the costliest natural disaster in US history.
The drought includes most of the US, parts of Mexico, and central and Eastern Canada. At its peak on July 17, 2012 it covered approximately 81 percent of the contiguous United States with at least abnormally dry (D0) conditions. Out of that 81%, 64% was designated as at least moderate drought (D1) conditions. Its area was comparable to the droughts in the 1930s and 1950s but it has not yet been in place for as long. In March 2013, heavy winter rains broke a three-year pattern of drought in much of the Southeastern United States, while drought conditions still plague the Great Plains and other parts of the US, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Drought is expected to continue in parts of North America through 2013. Beginning in March 2013, improved rainfall across the Midwest, southern Mississippi Valley, and Great Plains began gradually alleviating drought in these areas, while drought continued to intensify in the Western United States. Heavy rains across previously drought-stricken areas resulted in widespread flooding in portions of the Midwest, a phenomenon which was named “weather whiplash”. By June 2013, approximately the eastern half of the United States was drought-free, while conditions continued to gradually improve across the Plains. Moderate to severe drought continues to impact and worsen throughout the western United States, with some portions of the United States being afflicted by the drought for over three years. Through the winter of 2013-2014, California continued to receive record low rainfall. For many locations, the calendar year of 2013 was the driest year in over 130 years. Some locations received less than half of their previous record low rainfall amounts.
The drought has cost more than $35 billion in the Midwest, and is predicted to reduce the gross domestic product by 0.5-1% of the US as a whole, equating to a loss of $75 to $150 billion.
Crops, particularly strains grown in the most heavily affected regions (such as corn and soybeans), have been noted to be failing or yielding very low this year due to the drought’s presence in farming areas. This increase in cost will most likely move up the feeding chain and result in raised prices for meat, dairy, and processed food products.
Food prices are expected to rise dramatically because the resulting supply shortfall. The price of farm equipment, on the other hand, is expected to decrease as farmers are forced to sell off their equipment and machinery to cope with decreased incomes.
Parts of the Mississippi water levels have plummeted, affecting trade and commerce.
1,692 counties across 36 states in the US have been legally declared primary natural disaster areas as of August 17 as the drought continues to cover 62% of the contiguous US. Hundreds of additional counties bordering the primary disaster areas are designated as “contiguous” disaster areas, and are also eligible for federal aid.
The number of cattle in the US has been decreased to the lowest in 60 years due to drought impacts, with 69% of cattle located in areas currently facing drought conditions.
Published on Aug 5, 2014
Thom talks about how the disastrous drought in California has gotten even much worse in the past week and shows the dire need to curb climate change.