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- Will Modern Civilization be the Death of Us? (Part 2 — with Ruben Nelson) July 5, 2020
- Will Modern Civilization be the Death of Us? (Part 1 — with Dr. William Rees) July 5, 2020
- Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen on the Election | Amanpour and Company July 5, 2020
- Are We on the Brink of Revolutionary Environmental Change? | Amanpour and Company July 5, 2020
- A New Unauthorized Biography on Melania Trump | Amanpour and Company July 5, 2020
- Coronavirus Pandemic’s Impact on Climate and Humanity | NowThis July 5, 2020
- Paul Robeson Speaks! 1958 KPFA Radio Interview July 5, 2020
- To sell or not to sell? | Nigeria protests Christie’s auction of looted sculptures July 5, 2020
- Republicans Prepare To Tank The Economy Because They Think Workers Are Lazy July 5, 2020
- Obama Blasts Trump Admin for Denying COVID-19 Reality | NowThis July 5, 2020
- Southern Florida Has Broken 120+ Heat Records In 2020 Alone | NowThis July 5, 2020
- Historic July 5, 2020
- Trump’s campaign strategy to focus on statues, ‘traditional American values’ July 5, 2020
- Experts focus on ‘superspreaders’ to study virus transmissions July 5, 2020
- Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election July 5, 2020
- Trump Retweets Video of Supporter Shouting ‘White Power’ | NowThis July 5, 2020
- Public show of support for NHS on 72nd anniversary – BBC News July 5, 2020
- Fourth of July weekend marred by COVID-19 in Southern California as coronavirus cases surge July 5, 2020
- Breaking new ground | Baltimore protesters topple Columbus statue July 5, 2020
- US Celebrates Independence Day as Coronavirus Spreads July 5, 2020
- Paul Robeson: On colonialism, African-American rights (Spotlight, ABC,1960) July 5, 2020
- Testimony of Paul Robeson before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, June 12, 1956 July 5, 2020
- Nina Simone: Strange Fruit July 5, 2020
- Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On July 5, 2020
- Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come (Official Lyric Video) July 5, 2020
- BBC World Service – Newshour, President Trump attacks ‘radical left’ in 4th July speech July 5, 2020
- What is Man – Prologue to Half-Earth: A Planet’s Fight for Life (full) July 5, 2020
- Demonstrators gather at the Malcolm X Park in Washington D.C. to protest July 5, 2020
- Self Education and the Dropout Stigma | Andrew Morris | TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC July 5, 2020
- College Is(n’t) for Everyone | Gabriel Fotsing | TEDxMemphis July 5, 2020
- Higher Ed’s not in the business you think it is | Glenn Platt | TEDxMi amiUniversity July 5, 2020
- Higher education is not about getting a job | Fred D’Agostino | TEDxUQ July 5, 2020
- Re-thinking college: Alec Macmillen at TEDxMiddlebury July 5, 2020
- Rethinking Access and Success in Higher Education | Timothy Renick | TEDxGeorgiaStateU July 5, 2020
- One Trillion Dollars, Student Debt and Higher Education: Greg Gottesman at TEDxSeattle July 5, 2020
- Is College Worth It? Re-Imagining Higher Education | Janine Davidson | TEDxMSUDenver July 5, 2020
- What do we really mean when we say college isn’t for everyone? | Alex Bernadotte | TEDxBYU July 5, 2020
- Dad, why should I go to college? | Abel Sanchez | TEDxNatick July 5, 2020
- The Future of Higher Education | Kevin Manning | TEDxBaltimore July 5, 2020
- Designing a university for the new millennium: David Helfand at TEDxWestVancouverED July 5, 2020
- Blending technology and classroom learning: Jessie Woolley-Wilson at TEDxRainier July 5, 2020
- A different way to think about technology in education: Greg Toppo at TEDxAshburn July 5, 2020
- Elon Musk will take us to Mars – will it be home? | Reinier Zeldenrust | TEDxL ondonBusinessSchool July 5, 2020
- The Exploration and Colonization of Mars: Why Mars? Why Humans? | Dr. Joel Levine | TEDxRVA July 5, 2020
- A.I. will never replace human teachers | Soufiane Amzur | TEDxUCLouvain July 5, 2020
- The Missing Century of Black History in the Americas: Jane Landers at TEDxNashville July 5, 2020
- Should technology replace teachers? | William Zhou | TEDxKitchenerED July 5, 2020
- Why Technology Can’t Fix Education | Mary Jo Madda | TEDxChicago July 5, 2020
- Flipping the classroom — my journey to the other side: Jenn Williams at TEDxRockyViewSchoolsED July 5, 2020
- Click here– blended learning and the future of education: Monique Markoff at TEDxIthacaCollege July 5, 2020
Daily Archives: March 15, 2016
Are developers deluding themselves and others? Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Monday 14 March 2016 12.12 EDT
Sea-level rise may be the most predictable outcome of climate change. Expanding warmer waters and melting land ice both contribute to flooding – and scientists agree that we are locked into sea-level rise for centuries to come. The question is not if we will retreat from the coast, but when. Still, the rush to develop the coast occurs at a maddening pace.
We now know that 13.1 million people are at risk of flooding along the US coast by the end of this century. A new study published in Nature Climate Change further suggests that massive migration will occur unless protective measures are taken. Since sea-level rise will speed up after the end of the century due to increased glacier and ice sheet melting, the flooding we face in this century is just the tip of the iceberg.
The problem is particularly severe along our 3,000-mile low-lying sandy barrier island coast extending, with a few breaks, all the way from the South Shore of Long Island to the Mexican border. Along this long barrier island coast, Florida has the longest and most heavily developed shoreline.
In Miami, a city perilously perched atop a very porous limestone, two multibillion-dollar construction projects are under way, despite the fact that parts of the city routinely flood during high tides and that widespread flooding by the rising sea in a few decades is a virtual certainty. No sea walls, levees or dikes can stop the rising waters from flowing through the underlying spongy limestone and into the city. Miami is ultimately doomed.
A few miles to the north, Fort Lauderdale is undergoing equally intense development and population growth. This city has more beachfront high-rise buildings per mile than any other American beach. According to Katherine Bagley of Inside Climate news “nearly 5,000 apartments or condos are or soon will be under construction” in the city, which already faces routine nuisance flooding. The city’s many canals make Fort Lauderdale all the more vulnerable to rising seas. In light of the wet future in store for the city, increased density is insane.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. in Cambridge, Mass., in 2013. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)
When documentarian Ken Burns and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. kicked off a national speaking tour on race in Charleston, S.C., in December, Donald Trump’s run for the Republican presidential nomination was a disturbing phenomenon, but one that seemed likely to collapse once voters actually started going to the polls. Three months later, Trump is the Republican front-runner. And when Gates and Burns appeared at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on Monday night, they turned to history not merely as a tool of a more general national reconciliation, but in an attempt to explain the unnerving turn in American politics.
The tour began as “our attempt to try to make some meaning out of” the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, as Burns explained; they first went to that city to raise money for former mayor Joe Riley’s planned International African American Museum.
Both Burns and Gates suggested that Trump’s rise was of a piece with the backlash to President Obama’s election and tenure in office. Burns said he had been surprised by Obama’s victory, because “I assumed the American people would only tolerate a conservative, moderate Republican” as the first black president. Instead, “The fact that a black man is in the White House drove some people in America totally and completely out of their minds,” Gates suggested.
“People laughed at Donald Trump. I never did … He figured out how to tap into the fear and anxiety of a significant number of people,” Gates continued. “He seems to be getting worse. He seems to be exploiting the contradictions in American society.”
March 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM
In the warmest winter on record, hope again in the explosive growth of solar energy. We follow the sun.
Solar panels and a green roof are among the sustainably-built features of the new Google building on the company’s campus Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Gliding out of what we now know was the warmest winter in the recorded meteorological history of the United States, a lot of people are wondering what next for energy policy. How we get off the global warming train. At a time of record low oil and gas prices, there’s no way alternative energy can compete with fossil fuels, right? Well, wrong. The way things are put together right now, solar is booming. On rooftops and by roadways and all over the place. This hou On Point, the warm winter, the solar boom.
— Tom Ashbrook
Food Tank, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is excited to announce the 1st annual Chicago Food Tank Summit at the Gleacher Center. This two-day event will feature more than 70 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels.
The event will feature interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees. This is the fourth in a series of four two-day Summits in 2016 which will bring together some the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Last year, the Food Tank Summit sold out in minutes and drew in more than 15,500 livestream viewers. This is a can’t miss event for 2016!
Sea-level rise (SLR) is one of the most apparent climate change stressors facing human society1. Although it is known that many people at present inhabit areas vulnerable to SLR2, 3, few studies have accounted for ongoing population growth when assessing the potential magnitude of future impacts4. Here we address this issue by coupling a small-area population projection with a SLR vulnerability assessment across all United States coastal counties. We find that a 2100 SLR of 0.9 m places a land area projected to house 4.2 million people at risk of inundation, whereas 1.8 m affects 13.1 million people—approximately three times larger than indicated by current populations.
These results suggest that the absence of protective measures could lead to US population movements of a magnitude similar to the twentieth century Great Migration of southern African-Americans5. Furthermore, our population projection approach can be readily adapted to assess other hazards or to model future per capita economic impacts.
By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERGMARCH 14, 2016
Rodney Clement gingerly stepped from the sidewalk to the street through tidal flooding around his home in Charleston, S.C., last year. Credit Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier, via Associated Press
Sea-level rise, a problem exacerbated by greenhouse gas emissions, could disrupt the lives of more than 13 million people in the United States, three times the most current estimates, according to a study published Monday.
Rising seas, which already endanger coastal communities through tidal floods and storm surges, could rise three feet or more over the next century if emissions continue at a high level, threatening many shoreline communities. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, argues that most projections vastly underestimate the number of people at risk because they do not account for population growth.
For the study, the authors combined future population estimates with predicted sea-level rise, using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to demonstrate that millions are at risk: 4.2 million if seas rise by three feet, or 13.1 million with a six-foot increase, a high-end estimate.
- Millions projected to be at risk from sea-level rise in the continental United States March 15, 2016
- Report: 13 Million Could Be Displaced by Sea Level Rise in U.S. by 2100 March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016 Headlines
A new study shows the number of people who could be displaced by sea level rise this century in the United States due to global warming is much higher than previously thought, with more than 13 million people at risk, nearly half of them in Florida. Those numbers are about three times higher than previous estimates for displacement. Researcher Deepak Mishra elaborated on the findings.
Deepak Mishra: “I think there’s a certain layered approach that can be—that can stem from this research, for example, if you tell people that, OK, 85 years down the road, 13 million people will be affected if we take the most extreme projection, which is 1.8-meter sea level rise by 2100. But I think we need to take this study forward by doing another study of what is the impact of sea level rise right now in terms of frequent coastal flooding.”
The study comes amid devastating flooding in Louisiana that have damaged thousands of homes and caused President Obama to declare a “major disaster.”
- Millions projected to be at risk from sea-level rise in the continental United States March 15, 2016
- Rising Sea Levels May Disrupt Lives of Millions, Study Says March 15, 2016
Published on Mar 15, 2016
http://democracynow.org – “Fascism: Could it happen here?” That’s a question increasingly being raised as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues his bid for the White House. People as varied as actor George Clooney, comedian Louis C.K. and Anne Frank’s stepsister Eva Schloss have suggested Trump is a fascist. Earlier this month, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto criticized Trump by invoking the fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Trump has retweeted quotes by Mussolini. Is Donald Trump really a fascist? We put the question to the father of fascism studies, Robert Paxton, professor emeritus of social science at Columbia University and author of several books, including “The Anatomy of Fascism.”
Climate Explorer—Visualize Climate Data in Maps and Graphs
Launch this interactive tool by clicking the text link just below the image. View the tutorial information below to help you control the display of map overlays and learn how to generate, manipulate, and interpret innovative graphs of historical data.
About the Tool and Data
Climate Explorer is a research application built to support the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. The tool offers interactive visualizations for exploring maps and data related to the toolkit’s Taking Action case studies.
Base maps (imagery, street maps) come from ESRI Web services. Map layers in the tool represent geographic information available through climate.data.gov. Each layer’s source and metadata can be accessed through its information icon.
Climate Explorer graphs available via the tools Historical Data tab display 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals for temperature and precipitation, overlain with daily observations from the Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily (GHCN-D) database. Please note that GHCN-D data have been checked for obvious inaccuracies, but they have not been adjusted to account for the influences of historical changes in instrumentation and observing practices. GHCN-D data are useful for comparing weather and climate, but for long-term climate change analyses, we recommend the National Climatic Data Center’s Climate at a Glance.