Daily Archives: June 10, 2016

Viewpoint: How British let one million Indians die in famine – BBC News

By Dinyar Patel Historian

It has been a difficult summer for India.

Drought and a searing heat wave have affected an astonishing 330 million people across the country.

But this summer also marks the 150th anniversary of a far more terrible and catastrophic climatic event: the Orissa famine of 1866.

Hardly anyone today knows about this famine. It elicits little mention in even the densest tomes on Indian history.

There will be few, if any, solemn commemorations. Yet the Orissa famine killed over a million people in eastern India.

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Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
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Americans growing poorer


RT America

Published on Jun 10, 2016

A new study shows that Americans have gotten poorer over the last 30 years. The main reason is the rising cost of housing. RT America’s Ashlee Banks reports that the cost of basic needs are taking up a larger and larger percentage of lower-income families’ budgets.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

World in Danger – Arnie Gundersen


eon3

Published on Jun 10, 2016

As nuclear enthusiasts clamor to extend the operation of California’s last, aging nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, located on 13 intersecting earthquake faults in a tsunami zone, prominent whistleblower Arnie Gundersen points out ‘the California-Fukushima connection.’ Every operating reactor, where ever it is, poses a danger to the entire planet. Diablo is a ‘worst case’ waiting to happen.

Gundersen is Chief Nuclear Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education.

For more info:
Fairewinds.org
NoNukesCA.net

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice
Nuclear

Solar Storms May Have Been Key to Life on Earth (short)


NASA Goddard

Published on Jun 10, 2016

Our sun’s adolescence was cooler than today, but stormy—and new evidence shows that these tempests may have been just the key to seeding life as we know it on Earth.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Former CIA Director Says Trump Is A Huge Recruiter for ISIS


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jun 10, 2016

Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden is certainly one person that is not willing to throw his support behind Donald Trump. According to Hayden, Trump is a huge recruiter for ISIS and is worsening the problems in the middle east as far as terrorism goes. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Hedge Funds Are Killing Off Schools In Puerto Rico. For $Profit$. Here’s How.


Brave New Films

Published on Jun 10, 2016

Hedge funds that profit off of the misery of places like Puerto Rico are raking in massive dollars by forcing schools to close and making education unaffordable.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Greed 101: Hedge Funds Bringing Poverty And Suffering To Places Like Puerto Rico


Brave New Films

Published on Jun 10, 2016

They’re called “vulture funds” and they make a killing off of places like Puerto Rico — sometimes literally.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice