Daily Archives: August 21, 2015

Survival Under Atomic Attack – 1951 American Civil Defense Educational Film


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Uploaded on Jan 21, 2012

The United States Office of Civil Defense released this film in 1951 to explain the dangers of the atomic age threat, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.

Unlike “Duck & Cover”, this film was more suited for an adult audience. .
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Duck and Cover


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Uploaded on Nov 17, 2009

extracted from documentary “The Atomic Cafe”. Real government educational video – 1950’s

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The Atomic Cafe – excerpt


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Uploaded on Apr 22, 2008

Excerpt from “The Atomic Cafe”, 1982.
A well done and interesting document on the history and development of atomic weaponry and human dumbness.
In this case the excerpt is about A-bomb experiments involving human beings.

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Atomic Cafe – Trailer


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Published on Oct 12, 2012

Watch the full film here: http://vod.journeyman.tv/s/Atomic+Cafe
For downloads and more information, visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/58702/docume…

On August 6th 1945 the United States brought the world into the atomic age. This is the story of the race for atomic power and the development of the Cold War.

We watch unprotected US soldiers witness an atomic test in the Nevada Desert before marching into its epicentre. We look on as McCarthyism rocks the country, and the Rosenberg spies are electrocuted; and we laugh at the frailty of the Duck and Cover Nuclear Bomb drills tested out across the country.

A spectacular insight into a world on the brink of apocalypse.

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Global Warming Worsens California Drought as July Becomes Hottest Month on Record


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Published on Aug 21, 2015

http://democracynow.org – Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report Thursday showing that July was Earth’s hottest month on record. Nine of the 10 hottest months since record keeping began in 1880 have occurred since 2005. Climatologists also expect 2015 to be the hottest year on record. This news comes as scientists from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory released a report that shows that global warming has worsened the California drought, now entering its fourth year. This new study is the first to estimate the extent to which rising temperatures are affecting the loss of moisture from plants and soil, and suggests that within a few decades continually increasing temperatures and resulting moisture losses will push California into a permanent drought by 2060. We discuss the report and the impact of the findings with the study’s lead author, Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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New Campaign Calls on 5 Top Museums to Divest from Fossil Fuels

A new campaign is calling on five of the country’s most influential museums to divest from fossil fuels. The campaign singles out the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, the Field Museum in Chicago, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. The call to action was launched this morning by 350.org and The Natural History Museum, a new mobile museum that champions climate action.

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Macedonia Declares State of Emergency to Address Migration

In news from Europe, Macedonia has declared a state of emergency and sealed its southern border with Greece after more than 40,000 migrants have flooded into the country over the last two months. A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry announced the decision Thursday.

Interior Ministry spokesperson Ivo Kotevski: “The Macedonian government has decided to declare a state of emergency in crisis regions, on its southern and northern borders, so, according to laws, army can be deployed on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia.”

The majority of migrants have been passing through Macedonia in efforts to reach Germany, Britain and Sweden. But with the border between Greece and Macedonia now sealed, thousands are stranded in a no man’s land between the two countries. On Thursday night, police fired tear gas at the crowd of migrants by the border. One man spoke about the violence.

Migrant: “They shoot us today. They shoot us today, I can tell you. I see it. We was in front of the place. Officer people, they—officer people in Macedonia, they shoot the people.”

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San Joaquin Valley Is Sinking as a Result of Groundwater Extraction

Meanwhile, in California, new research from NASA shows that parts of the San Joaquin Valley are sinking almost two inches every month as a result of the increased consumption of groundwater due to the drought. A least one town has sunk by more than a foot. The sinking is cracking roads and unearthing underground pipelines. Researchers say the damage may be irreversible. We’ll have more on climate change later in the broadcast.

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July was Hottest Month on Record; 2015 on Pace to Be Hottest Year

New data shows July was the warmest month ever on record. The data, released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday, also shows 2015 has been the hottest year on record so far. The agency said the temperatures have caused global heat waves throughout the summer.

Washington: Gov. Calls Wildfires “An Unprecedented Cataclysm”

The heat waves have worsened the wildfire season in the Western United States. In Washington state, Governor Jay Inslee has called the wildfires “an unprecedented cataclysm,” one day after three firefighters were killed after being engulfed in flames. A fourth firefighter is in critical condition with burns covering approximately 60 percent of his body. Nearly 400,000 acres across Washington state are currently on fire.

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