It’s now been 5 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster. How much have we learned – and how well-prepared for the next meltdown? That and more in tonight’s Conversations with Great Minds with veteran anti-nuclear activists Paul Gunther and Kevin Kamps.
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Sam Daley-Harris, RESULTS/Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation/Reclaiming Our Democracy & Dr. Danny Richter, Citizens Climate Lobby join Thom. New York City – America’s biggest city – is in danger of disappearing. Two alarming climate studies came out that made it frighteningly clear that our planet’s climate is changing faster than we expected – and that we still don’t completely understand how it will impact life across the planet.
Derek Cressman, When Money Talks: The High Price of Free Speech and the Selling of Democracy, joins Thom. Hundreds were arrested today at the second straight of Democracy Spring protests on Capitol Hill. So where was the corporate media?
Michael Brune, The Sierra Club, joins Thom. Peabody Energy – America’s largest coal company – has declared bankruptcy – becoming just the latest coal company to do so. What’s behind this string of bankruptcies – and how could American taxpayers end up footing the bill for the fossil fuel industry’s mistakes?
The world’s largest private-sector coal company has filed for bankruptcy. Peabody Energy is at least the fifth major coal company to seek bankruptcy amid a decline in coal. The environmental group 350.org declared the move a “harbinger of the end of the fossil fuel era.”
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they have confirmed the link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, a condition where babies born to infected mothers have abnormally small heads. CDC Director Thomas Frieden said there is “no longer any doubt that Zika causes” the birth defect. This comes after officials said the type of mosquitoes that spread Zika are now in 30 U.S. states. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday Congress has not done enough to address the virus.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest: “You may be familiar with the expression of being a day late and a dollar short. In this case, Congress is two months late and $1.9 billion short in providing the assistance that our public health professionals say that they need to make sure that they respond appropriately to this situation. The bill that Congress passed yesterday doesn’t include any funding. It certainly doesn’t—so that’s not going to do anything to help local communities across the country that carry this virus—or fight the mosquitoes that carry this virus.”
Bank regulators have warned that five of the top eight largest U.S. banks are “too big to fail,” meaning taxpayers would need to bail them out again in the event of another financial collapse. The Federal Reserve and FDIC said JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, State Street and Bank of New York all lacked “credible” plans to enter bankruptcy in the event of a financial crisis. The warnings echo calls by Bernie Sanders to break up the big banks, a plan criticized by his rival, Hillary Clinton. The biggest banks are even bigger now than before the 2008 meltdown.
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