Daily Archives: October 4, 2014

Debunking the myths about the spread of Ebola in the US

E120, e145, e130, health,

New Evidence Links Global Heat Waves to Climate Change

E120, e130, e145

NOVA | 4 Multiverses You Might be Living In | PBS


PBS Published on Oct 4, 2014
Could parallel universes exist? If so, what would they look like and how would they form?

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Produced, animated, and edited by Greg Kestin

Editorial help from Kate Becker, Anna Rothschild, and Lauren Aguirre

A special thanks to Andrew Friedman

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Tomgram: Todd Gitlin, As the Globe Warms, So Does the Climate Movement

Posted by Todd Gitlin at 7:00am, October 2, 2014.
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Don’t call it a “march.” It was a “stand” — and a first stand at that, not a last one. The People’s Climate March, billed as the largest climate demonstration in history, more than exceeded expectations and was an experience that has yet to desert me. Its moment couldn’t have been grimmer in global warming terms. That week, record-breaking concentrations of greenhouse gases were reported in the atmosphere, with the added grim news that the oceans and the forests, the planet’s major “carbon sinks,” were starting to absorb less CO2. Under the circumstances, I had the urge to do my bit to make the march huge and so organized a group of 16 friends and family members, ranging in age from 2 to 72. Marchers were to gather on New York’s Central Park West between 86th Street and Columbus Circle at 59th, where the event was to kick off at exactly 11:30 a.m. At 11, when our crew arrived at 72nd Street, designated as a meeting place for children, families, and oldsters like me, the main route along Central Park West was already jam-packed and feeder streets like ours were filling fast.

On our small, ever-tighter stretch of cement was a typically heterogeneous crew sporting small dogs, a large penguin doll, a gazillion handmade signs, and a strutting, dancing drum-and-cymbal band. Amid cheers, music, and conversation, time passed and passed and passed. Though those younger than me were getting texts indicating that the march had set off in a timely manner, we didn’t move. Not an inch. And then it began to dawn on me. This demonstration was going to be so big, with so many people feeding into it, that “marching” for many of us would be an alien activity. As TomDispatch regular Todd Gitlin makes thrillingly clear today, we were quite literally in the midst of a genuine movement being born. In fact, our crew, only 13 blocks north of the starting spot, didn’t even inch forward for more than an hour and a half after the official launch.

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US stores old nukes…to fight off asteroid threats

RT America

Published on Oct 4, 2014

The US government is stockpiling nuclear warhead components so that they can be used to destroy asteroids if need be, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. A number of devices meant to be disassembled in 2015 will instead remain in storage, “pending a senior-level government evaluation of their use in planetary defense against earthbound asteroids.” RT’s Ameera David takes at the plan, as well as some of the recent close encounters that prompted the move.

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“What’s Possible,” a New Film for World Leaders on the Urgency of Globa l Warming

https://vimeo.com/106876736
from BillMoyers.com PRO 1 week ago Not Yet Rated

The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, premiered before world leaders this morning at the UN climate change summit. Watch it here, along with an interview with the filmmakers, who share their urgent message with Bill.

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What’s So Funny About Climate Change

https://vimeo.com/107868979

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