Monthly Archives: August 2016

Shifting Time : TED Radio Hour : NPR

August 5, 2016

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Shifting Time

We live our lives by the calendar and the clock, but time is also an abstraction, even an illusion. In this hour, TED speakers explore how our sense of time changes depending on who and where we are.

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Slowing Down : TED Radio Hour : NPR

Slowing Down

We’re always asked to be faster and more precise. But what can we learn from slowing down — even procrastinating? This hour, TED speakers explore why taking it slow is crucial…for all of us.

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Brand Over Brain

August 12, 2016 Friday’s Show

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Brand Over Brain

Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value? In this episode, TED speakers explore the seductive power of brands.

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This Is Expected To Be Boston’s Hottest August. How Will We Prepare For More? | Radio Boston

August 31, 2016   By Emma-Jean Weinstein

Drought affected fields at Shaw Farm in Dracut. The dairy farm has felt the effects of the severe drought that has plagued parts of Massachusetts this summer. (Joe Difazio/WBUR)

This month is expected to be the hottest August on record in Boston.

If climate projections hold, we’re going to have to get used to more sweltering heat. One of the “key findings” by Climate Ready Boston in May was that, by 2030, there may be as many as 40 days over 90 degrees. By 2070, there could be as many as 90 days over 90: almost the whole summer.

How will Boston adapt to a climate that could look less like New England and more like Baltimore or Atlanta?

Guest

Dennis Carlberg, co-chair of the sustainability council at the Urban Land Institute and director of sustainability at Boston University, which tweets @BU_Tweets.

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Climate State Documentary: Climate Change Manifestations #Issue1


ClimateState

Published on Aug 31, 2016

Each year we watch on television or witness ourself extreme events related to more pronounced climate change, this documentary by Climate State aims to capture the current state of affairs when it comes to our climate crisis.

References

Boiling Storm Clouds
https://archive.org/details/C.E.Price…

Footage from the Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989 in California
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKlK0…

Extremflut in Süddeutschland, 30 Mai 2016 #Braunsbach #Schwäbisch-Gmünd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCV4g…

Arnold Schwarzenegger Don’t listen to the climate change cynics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn39B…

Will climate change cause earthquakes?
http://climatestate.com/2013/05/02/wi…

Native American elder speaks of the Responsibility for 7 Generations ahead
http://climatestate.com/2014/01/26/na…

False climate change data a Crime Against Humanity – Ecocide
http://climatestate.com/2013/05/03/fa…

Unstoppable (West Antarctic melt) – narrated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD1zV…

Jerry Brown urges bold climate action @Democratic National Convention 2016 #DNC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG9fk…

Earth Under Water – Worldwide Flooding | Sea Level Rise (SLR)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baGrt…

Everything you need to know about Mass Extinction, Sea Level Rise and Amplification
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4jKo…

Melt lakes on Greenland’s Glaciers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq1ts…

Climate Change: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going? (Lecture by Prof James White)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2vWN…

Catastropic flooding in Central Texas 25 May 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vihbo…

Obama: Act Now or Condemn World to a Nightmare
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23OPC…

Music by Stephen Lu

Related
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_b…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_g…

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‘US arms industry calling the shots’ – journalist


RT America

Published on Aug 31, 2016

Since President Barack Obama took office, he has overseen more than $200 billion in international arms deals. Unsurprisingly, the stock prices for defense contractors are at five-year highs. James Carden, contributing writer for The Nation, tells RT America’s Anya Parampil: “The arms industry is calling the shots,” which is ironic considering Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just months into his presidency.

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Racism and the Price of a College Education


MoveOn

Published on Aug 31, 2016

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