Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Push

RT America

Published on Mar 10, 2016

In a recent interview, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said President Obama is fully committed to the ratification of the TPP. Oppenents, even on the Democratic side, call it a ‘job killer.’ So why is the Obama pushing so hard for it? Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing joins RT America’s Ed Schultz to discuss.

David Suzuki, Naomi Oreskes and Tim Flannery – For Thought: Hope for the Planet

Ideas At The House

Published on Mar 10, 2016

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Naomi Oreskes – For Thought: Hope for the Planet

Published on Mar 10, 2016

Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University, and an internationally renowned geologist, science historian, and author, and from 1981 – 1984 worked as an exploration geologist in Australia 1981-84, for Western Mining. She received a B.Sc. (First Class Honors) in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London (1981) and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Geological Research and History of Science from Stanford University (1990). She joined the faculty at Harvard in 2013 after 15 years at the University of California, San Diego.

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Tim Flannery – For Thought: Hope for the Planet

Ideas At The House

Published on Mar 10, 2016

Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Tim’s books include the definitive ecological histories of Australia (The Future Eaters) and North America (The Eternal Frontier). He believes that human activity is drastically altering the earth’s climate, and that before too long these changes will have a devastating effect on life on this planet. He wants to mobilize the social and political will to address this problem before it’s too late. Tim Flannery is the former director of the South Australian Museum, and is currently a professor at Sydney’s Macquarie University. He spent a year as professor of Australian 2002, he became the first environmentalist to deliver The Australia Day address to the nation. In 2005 he was honored as Australian Humanist of the Year and, in 2007, he was named Australian of the Year.

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David Suzuki – For Thought: Hope for the Planet

Ideas At The House

Published on Mar 10, 2016

David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It’s a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. In 1990 he co-founded with Dr. Tara Cullis, The David Suzuki Foundation to “collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.” His written work includes more than 55 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife and family in Vancouver, B.C.

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Senegal hosts Forum to drive science and technology capacity in Africa

CCTV Africa

Published on Mar 10, 2016

Africa has extremely talented young people, but often the opportunities to foster that is lacking. In Senegal, the country’s hosting its first International Next Einstein Forum – meant to drive science and technology capacity on the continent.

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Steven Spielberg to speak at Harvard University’s 2016 Commencement

Harvard University

Published on Mar 10, 2016
The genius behind Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and more will be speaking at Harvard University’s 2016 Commencement on May 26, 2016. Visit harvard.edu/live to watch the event live.

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