Daily Archives: October 15, 2015

U.S. Deploying Soldiers to Cameroon to Fight Boko Haram

President Obama has told Congress he will send approximately 300 U.S. troops to Cameroon to help fight extremist groups such as Boko Haram. Ninety of these troops have already been deployed. This comes about a month after Boko Haram militants killed about 30 people in an attack on a market and an infirmary in northern Cameroon last month.

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Paris’ museum dedicated to human evolution to re-open


CCTV Africa

Published on Oct 15, 2015

Paris’ Museum of Mankind, dedicated to human evolution, is to reopen to the public. The museum contains some of the largest and most reputable collections of prehistoric artifacts in the world, featuring recently acquired ethnological artifacts.

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What Is COP21? The 2 Minute Guide


GreenTV

Published on Oct 15, 2015

This December over 190 nations will gather in Paris to discuss a new global agreement on climate change. The talks are called ‘COP21’ which stands for the 21st annual Conference of the Parties but what does all that mean and why is any of it important? This film will not only give you the facts but help you understand why it matters to all of us – in less than two minutes! There will be regular updates on Green.TV about COP21 leading up to and during the talks in Paris.

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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Closure Press Announcement- October 13, 2015


PACTV Video Share

Published on Oct 14, 2015

Entergy officials hold a press conference regarding the 2019 closing of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Closure on Tuesday October 13, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel in Plymouth, MA.

This press conference was covered by PACTV. PACTV is a nonprofit organization and provides public, educational and government access. PACTV serves the communities of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston and Pembroke, Massachusetts. www.pactv.org

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New England Eyes Post-Pilgrim Future | NECN

http://www.necn.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/New-England-Eyes-Post-Pilgrim-Future/332966951

The shutdown of the nuclear plant is likely to be offset by gas-powered plants, but it threatens Massachusetts’ environmental goals.

Oct 14, 2015

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U.S. Exports Migrant Policy To Mexico | On Point

October 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM
The onetime flood of Central American immigrants to the US is now being stopped in Mexico. We’ll look at what that means.

In this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, immigration officials remove Central American migrants from a northbound freight train during an after midnight raid by federal police in San Ramon, Mexico. Following a surge in child migrants reaching the U.S. border in 2014, Mexican authorities said Tuesday, March 3, 2015 that they staged more than 150 raids over the last year on the train known as “La Bestia” that rolled toward the U.S. border. (AP)

Europe’s migrant crisis has been all over the headlines for months now, desperate Syrian refugees and more at Europe’s doorstep. Outcry when they’re beaten back, beaten down. Meanwhile, America’s migrant crisis, refugee crisis, has gone silent. But not gone away. The tide of Central American children and more that hit the US southern border in 2014 is now being largely stopped and turned back, with American support, in Mexico. Stopped, herded, beaten, raped, robbed. It’s still out there. We just don’t see it. This hour On Point, stopping the tide in Mexico, and what that means.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist and author. Author of the book, “Enrique’s Journey.” (@SLNazario)

Doris Meissner, senior fellow at the U.S. Immigration Policy Institute. Former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

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“Despite credible forecasts and warnings from the scientific community about climate change for a quarter of a century, greenhouse gas emissions have continued to grow, signals of human-induced climate change have clearly emerged, and a preponderance of scientists studying the issue project more adverse consequences to come unless stronger actions are taken…But public and policy-maker commitment to action of this seriousness remains elusive…the gap between climate science and climate policy and action remains huge.” (Gus Speth, 2006)

Mission

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication:

  • Conducts research on public climate knowledge, risk perceptions, decision-making and behavior;
  • Designs and tests new strategies to engage the public in climate science and solutions;
  • Empowers educators and communicators with the knowledge and tools to more effectively engage their audiences.

History

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication (originally the Yale Project on Climate Change) grew out of a groundbreaking conference on “Americans and Climate Change” that the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies convened in 2005 in Aspen, CO. Over 100 national leaders representing science, media, religion, politics, entertainment, education, business, environmentalism, and civil society came together to develop an action plan to engage American society on climate change. Their charge was to diagnose why, in the face of ever stronger climate science, the United States had been slow to act and to recommend a set of initiatives to catalyze action.

The conclusions and recommendations from the conference are available online in the conference report “Americans and Climate Change: Closing the gap between science and action.”

Related efforts beyond climate per se involve catalyzing inspiring visions of a sustainable world and practical strategies to achieve them via our Visions of a Sustainable World project.

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How the Mysterious Dark Net Is Going Mainstream | Jamie Bartlett | TED Talks

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Papantonio: The Death of Critical Thinking In America

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Edward Snowden on How We Take Back the Internet | TED Talks – YouTube

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