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- Finding their Way at Sea: Richard Pflederer September 30, 2022
- The World in Maps, 1400-1600 September 30, 2022
- From Portolan Charts to Printed Maps: Trade, Slavery & the Imaging of the Atlantic World – [a map-chat of the Africa Map Circle] September 30, 2022
- 1635 – Dutch Map of Africa, Brazil and the Atlantic September 30, 2022
- 1619 – Anonymous ms. Portugese portolano of the Atlantic Ocean – Yale University Library September 30, 2022
- Portolan charts – Yale University Library September 30, 2022
- Portolan Charts | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 30, 2022
- Mondays at Beinecke Online: Richard Pflederer on Portolan Charts September 30, 2022
- The Potential of Historical GIS and Spatial Analysis in the Humanities September 30, 2022
- Four Hundred Souls—A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain on Vimeo September 30, 2022
- Empires & Interconnections – a new digital learning product September 30, 2022
- People Smuggler: World’s Most Wanted (Design Montage) September 30, 2022
- YOKES & CHAINS: a journey to forgiveness and freedom September 30, 2022
- Dave Montgomery – Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations September 28, 2022
- David Montgomery | Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology || Radcliffe Institute September 28, 2022
- Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater | USA TODAY September 28, 2022
- Saving Venice | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS September 28, 2022
- Threats, Classroom Cameras & Politics: Why American Teachers Are Dropping Out | Amanpour and Company September 28, 2022
- Gurnah’s latest novel ‘Afterlives’ explores effects of colonial rule in East Africa September 28, 2022
- Sketches of the Amistad Captives & Contemporary Commemoration: Mondays at Beinecke, March 29, 2021 September 28, 2022
- Biden administration launches environmental justice office – The Boston Globe September 28, 2022
- The queen’s death raises questions over the future of the Commonwealth | 1A September 28, 2022
- The strain of censorship on public libraries – 1A September 28, 2022
- Historic General Assembly wraps with calls for action on nuclear arms | United Nations September 28, 2022
- Screening at Kenya-Uganda border for Ebola September 28, 2022
- Mondays at Beinecke Online: Chet Van Duzer on the Martellus Map | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 28, 2022
- The Last Word on the Vinland Map? | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 28, 2022
- How Do I Talk to a Climate Change Denier? | BU Today | Boston University September 28, 2022
- Is Big Oil Trying to Make Americans Hate Democrats? September 27, 2022
- Pakistan floods: Time running out for families in Sindh – BBC News September 27, 2022
- Warm waters turbocharge Hurricane Ian September 27, 2022
- Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map: Kirsten A. Seaver September 27, 2022
- Yale putting high-tech tests to its controversial Vinland Map | YaleNews September 27, 2022
- The Vinland Map Saga: An Interview with Author John Paul Floyd September 27, 2022
- Kirsten Seaver on Father Josef Fischer (1858 – 1944) and the forgery of the Vinland Map September 27, 2022
- Maddow: Endgame Of GOP Undermining Elections Is To Evade Accountability To Voters September 27, 2022
- Jan. 6 Committee Member Slams GOP For Conspiracy Theories September 27, 2022
- ‘Let’s Get Right To The Violence’: Roger Stone In New Documentary Footage September 27, 2022
- “Immoral & Sinful”: Bishop Barber Blasts Mississippi Gov. for Failing to Protect Jackson’s Water September 27, 2022
- Strengthening Hurricane Ian Puts 19 Million People At Risk September 27, 2022
- Global weather events and climate change September 27, 2022
- Basil Davidson_Africa September 27, 2022
- America’s climate havens of the future | On Point September 27, 2022
- The World in Maps, 1400-1600 September 26, 2022
- The climate crisis: A masterclass with academics, journalists and activists | The Guardian Members September 26, 2022
- Who’s really using up the water in the American West? September 26, 2022
- Storm Fiona: Heavy rainfall continues along Canada’s east coast September 26, 2022
- Donating to an ActionAid emergency appeal: where your money goes September 26, 2022
- Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Indigenous peoples have survived an apocalypse’ • FRANCE 24 English September 26, 2022
- LIVE: Tracking Hurricane Ian | NBC News September 26, 2022
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.