A ship carrying 25 tons of nuclear waste has departed from France bound for Australia, despite environmentalists sounding the alarm. The critics say the ‘dustbin ship’ is not fit to carry hazardous cargo.
Global Series Premieres Sunday, November 1 at 9/8c
Presented by National Geographic Channel and GE, Breakthrough is a revolutionary new series about scientific explorers and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. This series covers remarkable scientific discoveries in brain science, longevity, water, energy, pandemics and cyborg technology. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood visionary including Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner. Breakthrough will explore the courage, imagination, passion and self-sacrifice of the scientists bringing these innovations to life.
Joe Whitworth, President of The Freshwater Trust, joins us to discuss his new book “Quantified”. In the book, Whitworth draws lessons from the world’s most tech-savvy, high impact organizations to show how we can make real gains for the environment. The principles of his approach, dubbed “quantified conservation,” is familiar to any thriving entrepreneur: situational awareness, bold outcomes, innovation and technology, data and analytics, and gain-focused investment.
Ricardo Bayon, Tom Melton, and Peter Culp kickstart our mini series on Capital Flows: Catalyzing Investments in Water Resources with a review of findings from the new report, “Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado River Basin.” Through the presentation and consequent discussion, the speakers profile actual investment strategies that could help to address the water problems of the Colorado River and other entangled waterways across the globe.
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During the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate, Hillary Clinton showed how she was going to play the “socialism card” against Bernie Sanders.
After Anderson Cooper attacked Bernie Sanders by suggesting that the United States would not vote for a socialist, Hillary jumped in with the following:
“COOPER: Just let me just be clear. Is there anybody else on the stage who is not a capitalist?
CLINTON: Well, let me just follow-up on that, Anderson, because when I think about capitalism, I think about all the small businesses that were started because we have the opportunity and the freedom in our country for people to do that and to make a good living for themselves and their families.
And I don’t think we should confuse what we have to do every so often in America, which is save capitalism from itself. And I think what Senator Sanders is saying certainly makes sense in the terms of the inequality that we have.
But we are not Denmark. I love Denmark. We are the United States of America. And it’s our job to rein in the excesses of capitalism so that it doesn’t run amok and doesn’t cause the kind of inequities we’re seeing in our economic system.
But we would be making a grave mistake to turn our backs on what built the greatest middle class in the history…
COOPER: Senator Sanders?
CLINTON: … of the world.”
News broke Thursday that Wayne Simmons, who has been a regular panel expert for Fox News since 2004, and who claimed to have knowledge and experience as a CIA operative, had been arrested for lying about that very CIA experience on government documents. RT’s Eunan O’Neil speaks with former CIA Agent Ray McGovern about how the fallout will affect mainstream news and how agencies vet their people.
Growing problems with the Southern California Delta levees and nearly nonexistent infrastructure have fueled local concerns that disasters such as Hurricane Katrina would not only affect residents, but also be detrimental to millions across California. Simone Del Rosario investigates the infrastructural failures and how they could create a catastrophe at a national level.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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