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- Life And Death Really Does Boil Down To Food Choices That We Make – Kim Williams, MD January 16, 2022
- The internet of everything – Our relationship with the internet| DW Documentary January 16, 2022
- US races to meet climate goals under Paris Agreement January 16, 2022
- The Manuscripts and Intellectual Legacy of Timbuktu January 15, 2022
- Rachel Engmann, Hampshire College – The Archaeology of the Slaver in Eighteenth Cent ury Ghana – The Academic Minute January 15, 2022
- Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’ is emotional for descendants on both sides of t he slave trade | The World from PRX January 15, 2022
- 2018 African leader apologize for selling us into slavery….we want land in Africa January 15, 2022
- A professor with Ghanaian roots unearths a slave castle’s history — and he r own | The World from PRX January 15, 2022
- Boston Calling – 400 years – BBC Sounds January 15, 2022
- MLK Day, 4pm ET: Building Restorative Justice Across the African Diaspora with Kwame Akoto-Bamfo January 15, 2022
- President Obama in Ghana at the Cape Coast Dungeons – Parts 1&2 January 15, 2022
- Cape Coast Castle HD Tour January 15, 2022
- Christianborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP) January 15, 2022
- Explore the Osu Castle with an official of the Museums and Monuments Board January 15, 2022
- Archaeological Excavation in Osu Castle, Accra-Ghana: Recounting Ghana’s History January 15, 2022
- Up-close with Prof. Ama Asaa Engmann. (PhD Stanford University) January 15, 2022
- “The Coming Coup”: Ari Berman on Republican Efforts to Steal Future Electi ons January 14, 2022
- Last Year’s Overall Climate Was Shaped by Warming-Driven Heat Extremes Around th e Globe – Inside Climate News January 14, 2022
- “Who We Are”: New Film Chronicles History of Racism in America Amid Grow ing Attack on Voting Rights January 14, 2022
- John Nichols on How “Coronavirus Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers” Hurt World’s Res ponse to COVID-19 January 14, 2022
- Long-term global warming fuels extreme weather, analysis shows January 14, 2022
- WATCH: When is it better to take a rapid antigen versus PCR test? January 14, 2022
- INTO DUST: The Fight For Water (Based on a Real Story) | Real Stories 4k January 14, 2022
- Arundhati Roy: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction and the Pandemic Portal January 14, 2022
- Introduction to the Digital Library January 14, 2022
- Digital Collections at the Beinecke Library | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library January 14, 2022
- Keynote Address – GLC Annual Conference: Yale and Slavery in Historical Perspective January 14, 2022
- The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps: Benjamin B. Olshin January 13, 2022
- Untitled Document January 13, 2022
- Global Temperature in 2021 – James Hansen January 13, 2022
- U.K.’s Boris Johnson faces calls for resignation after attending lockdown party January 12, 2022
- Kenyan conservationist, Richard Leakey, dies aged 77 • FRANCE 24 English January 12, 2022
- Global Capitalism: Political Economy of Covid: Year #3 January 2022 January 12, 2022
- Does Arctic Drilling Violate Human Rights? (w/ Frode Pleym) January 12, 2022
- School Superintendent: Kids Think It’s Crazy to Argue about Clean Energy January 12, 2022
- GLOBALink | Environmental crisis tops global risks in 2022. How to respond? January 12, 2022
- Trump has birthed a dangerous new ‘Lost Cause’ myth. We must fight it | David Blight | The Guardian January 11, 2022
- Designing A Book With Ansel Adams January 10, 2022
- ‘Doomsday glacier’ size of Florida causes sea-level rise January 7, 2022
- Monsanto guilty for pesticide crimes in Hawaii – fined millions January 7, 2022
- Charles C. Mann: 1492 Before and After January 7, 2022
- Tocqueville in Historical Perspective | C-SPAN.org January 7, 2022
- Some Contributions of Prosser Gifford – Director of Scholarly Programs – Library of Congress | Recorded on C-Span Videos January 7, 2022
- Carte des Decouvertes en Afrique de la Mission A Ashienty par Bowdich. – NYPL Digital Collections January 6, 2022
- 1718 – Carte de la Barbarie, de la Nigritie, et de la Guinée | Library of Congress | [contains no “Bacorees” but Roi de Sacoo] January 6, 2022
- 1792 – Carte de la Barbarie, le la Nigritie et del la Guinée | Library of Congress | [1792 contains no “Bacorees” – Roi de Sacoo] January 6, 2022
- 1743 – Gvinea propria, nec non Nigritiæ vel Terræ Nigrorvm maxima pars : geographis h odiernis dicta utraque Æthiopia inferior, & hujus quidem pars australis | Librar y of Congress [1743 – Does not contain “Bacorees”] January 6, 2022
- 1679 – L’Afrique, ou Lybie ulterieure : ou font le Saara, or desért, le pays des Negres, la Guinee, et les pays circonv., tirée en partie de Sanut, et de l’Arabe du Nubie : en partie de diverses cartes veues, jusques a present : la coste de Negres, et Guinee, &c. est apres les observations de Samuel Blomart | Library of Congress [1679 – contains “Bacorees”] January 6, 2022
- Africæ nova descriptio. | Library of Congress Facsimile | 166? [Contains “Bacorees”] January 6, 2022
- 1640 – Africae nova tabula | Library of Congress [1640 – contains “Bacorees”] January 6, 2022
Daily Archives: November 9, 2015
Climate Change: New York vs. Exxon and the Coming Earthquake in the Financial Market | Assaad W Razzouk
Assaad W Razzouk CEO of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources Posted: 09/11/2015 11:04 GMT Updated: 09/11/2015 11:59 GMT
Late last week, New York State decided to examine whether Exxon Mobil, the oil company, may have violated state consumer protection laws or the Martin Act, New York’s powerful shareholder-protection statute.
The Martin Act gives the New York Attorney General broad powers to combat financial fraud and makes any “fraud, deception, concealment, suppression or false pretense” by a public company illegal.
The Attorney General’s move follows an impressive eight months investigation by the Pulitzer Prize winning InsideClimate News. In it, the publication showed that as far as back as the 1970s, Exxon knew that most fossil fuels might have to be left in the ground. Exxon should have therefore disclosed the extent to which its revenues and profits were at risk. But Exxon didn’t – instead choosing to suppress this information and to engage in mis-information campaigns over several decades.
If the Attorney General can show that Exxon knowingly misled its investors by lying about potential risks it knew about, then serious financial consequences will follow. The evidence gathered by InsideClimate News should make his job relatively straightforward.
An earthquake starts with an initial rupture. That’s what the Attorney General just triggered. This nucleation will now propagate to the $150 trillion capital markets, the global financial system concerned with raising capital through shares, bonds, and other long-term investments.
In the capital markets, companies (such as Exxon) must ensure that material risks to their business are disclosed. Equally, investors (such as buyers of Exxon shares) have legal obligations to assess risks to ensure these are in line with their investment mandates.
For example, pension funds, which account for approximately twenty five per cent of the capital markets, are meant to invest with a long term horizon in order to provide retirement income to people some 40 years after they have started contributing money to them. A pension plan invested in Exxon (or BP, Shell and other fossil fuel companies) should therefore take into account the fact that climate change poses catastrophic risks to people and to assets, and price the material risks to its investments as the use of fossil fuels is inevitably limited.
But to this day, pension funds and the financial markets are for the most part sitting and waiting on the side lines, ignoring climate risks by hiding behind the flimsy excuse that they need governments to set a price on carbon first, before they are able to price climate risks into their investments.
Published on Nov 9, 2015
Democracynow.org – Doctors Without Borders (MSF) continues to demand an independent war crimes probe of the U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, after releasing its own preliminary investigation. The U.S. airstrike on October 3 killed at least 30 people, including 13 staff members, 10 patients and seven unrecognizable victims yet to be identified. In a new report based on interviews with dozens of witnesses, MSF describes patients burning in their beds, medical staff who were decapitated and lost limbs, and staff members shot from the air while they fled the burning building.
Doctors and other medical staff were shot while running to reach safety in a different part of the compound. MSF says it provided the GPS coordinates to U.S. and Afghan officials weeks before and that the strikes continued for half an hour after U.S. and Afghan authorities were told the hospital was being bombed. We are joined by Jason Cone, executive director of Doctors Without Borders USA.
Published on Nov 9, 2015
Democracynow.org – The environmental movement is celebrating one of its biggest victories to date: President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. After years of review and one of the most vocal grassroots campaigns this country has seen in decades, Obama announced Friday he will not allow Keystone on his watch. The pipeline would have sent 830,000 barrels of crude every day from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The fight to block the pipeline saw activists chaining themselves to construction machinery along the pipeline’s route, hundreds getting arrested in acts of civil disobedience outside the White House, and hundreds of thousands taking part in the largest climate change march in history, the People’s Climate March, just over a year ago. We are joined by two guests deeply involved in the victorious fight to stop the Keystone XL: Clayton Thomas-Muller, a leading organizer and writer on environmental justice and indigenous rights in Canada, and Jane Kleeb, executive director of Bold Nebraska, a political advocacy group that emerged as one of Keystone XL’s chief opponents.
9 November 2015
The World Bank is warning climate change could force more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030. The new report predicts upheaval from drought, extreme weather and the spread of diseases like malaria.
Second Rare Cyclone Batters Yemen
The warnings about climate change and extreme weather come as Yemen has been battered by a second, extremely rare cyclone. At least one person was killed, and thousands fled. The storm came less than a week after an earlier cyclone killed 11 people and dumped almost a decade’s worth of rain in two days.
President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline in one of the environmental movement’s biggest victories to date. After years of review and one of the largest grassroots campaigns in decades, Obama announced Friday he will not allow Keystone on his watch.
President Obama: “America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. And frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership. And that’s the biggest risk we face: not acting.”
The Keystone pipeline would have sent 830,000 barrels of crude oil every day from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. We’ll have more on the pipeline’s defeat later in the broadcast.
Cole Mellino | November 6, 2015 10:50 am
In 2007, Rupert Murdoch embraced the fight to stop climate change, unveiling plans to be the “first global media company to achieve carbon neutral[ity],” according to International Business Times. “Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats. We may not agree on the extent, but we certainly can’t afford the risk of inaction,” he said. “The climate will not wait for us.” But in the decade or so since then, he’s repeatedly made statements denying the consensus on man-made global warming.
“We should approach climate change with great skepticism. Climate change has been going on as long as the planet is here,” said Murdoch in an interview last year with Sky News of Australia. “There will always be a little bit of it. We can’t stop it, we’ve just got to stop building vast houses on seashores. The world has been changing for thousands and thousands of years, it’s just a lot more complicated today because we are more advanced.”
Published on Jul 13, 2014
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According to Murdoch we just have to move a bit inland and the worst is a temperature rise of 3 degree and a modest sea level rise of six inches. However, according to the IPCC (representing the best science the world has to offer) we are on track to a 4 degree temperature rise with broad disastrous consequences, disrupting everyday life for many, outlined for instance here: