Daily Archives: August 1, 2016

Climate Change: Triumph & Tragedy in Paris: Prof Kevin Anderson (March 2016)


Understanding Climate Change

Published on Aug 1, 2016

Fair Use: Educational (March 2016 Presentation)

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The Sixth Extinction: Elizabeth Kolbert (February 2015 Lecture)


Understanding Climate Change

Published on Aug 1, 2016

Fair Use: Educational (February 2016 Lecture)

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Climate, Hurricanes and Typhoons


Understanding Climate Change

Published on Aug 1, 2016

Fair Use: Educational

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When’s The Last Time You Heard The Media Talk About Actual Issues????


thomhartmann

Published on Aug 1, 2016

Thom talks about President Obama’s recent signing of the DARK Act, and why media consolidation and deregulation brought us a media that never talks about important issues.

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One Job Lost To Trade Hurts Our Economy Multiple Times…


thomhartmann

Published on Aug 1, 2016

Thom talks to caller Howard about trade, and the fact that losing a job to outsourcing hurts us more than the pay of one worker.

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Daily Show commentator to advise Pentagon


RT America

Published on Aug 1, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson has been appointed to the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board, clarifying the mission of what this board is supposed to be doing: selling both Silicon Valley and the public on the Pentagon’s initiatives. The board is headed by Google’s Eric Schmidt and is comprised of other Silicon Valley heavyweights. Like The Resident on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheResident

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The Cost of Food Waste


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Aug 1, 2016

Tammara Soma was raised in West Java, Indonesia, where she witnessed the costs and consequences of rapid development on the country’s food sector. That’s why she’s concerned about the health and sustainability of Canada’s food system and its $31 billion annual food waste. Soma discusses her research on food consumption and food waste, and what Canada might learn about how to improve food management.

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Food=matters

The unprecedented aging crisis that’s about to hit China


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 1, 2016

China has the largest Baby Boom generation in the world. But now just years away from a mass retirement, that country is headed toward a severe workforce crisis and retirement cost cash crunch. Due to the country’s one-child policy from 1978 until 2015, the younger generation poised to take over is relatively small. What’s the solution? Judy Woodruff reports in conjunction with the Atlantic.

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The spread of viruses like Zika and climate change


ClimateState

Published on Aug 1, 2016

Climate change is expected to alter the geographic and seasonal distributions of existing vectors and vector-borne diseases [Likely, High Confidence].

Rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and a higher frequency of some extreme
weather events associated with climate change will influence the distribution, abundance, and prevalence of
infection in the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus and other pathogens by altering habitat availability
and mosquito and viral reproduction rates [Very
Likely, High Confidence].

References
The Impacts Of Climate Change On Human Health In The United States – A Scientific Assessment
https://health2016.globalchange.gov/d…
https://s3.amazonaws.com/climatehealt…

Scientists Say Climate Change May Have Fueled Zika http://www.bloomberg.com/news/article…

The first half of 2016 was the warmest such period by far in a record dating back 137 years http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/ima…

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Chinese fleets conduct real combat drill on East China Sea


RT

Published on Aug 1, 2016

This drill was the first large exercise using real missiles and torpedoes organized on the East China Sea after the discussion on PLA’s combat training. The drill focused more on training in actual combat, conducting combat in systematic frame, and paid more attention to innovation and development. It tested the plans, methods of operation, performance of major weapons and facilities in the real combat situation so as to improve the capabilities of dealing with maritime security threats and fulfilling the mission

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