Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

I Knew Climate Change was Bad, Didn’t Know it was that Bad * Guy McPherson @ CA St Univ Monterey Bay


Marc Haneburght

Published on Aug 20, 2016

“I knew Climate Change was bad but i didn’t know it was that bad. I thought it was for our grandchildren.”
Dr. Guy McPherson excerpt from a presentation at California State University Monterey Bay.

Original video provided to Marc Haneburght for release.

Bad microphone recording sound was from the original video.

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Nigerian Navy foils attack on a British-flagged freighter


CCTV Africa

Published on Aug 20, 2016

The Nigerian Navy used its superior firepower Friday to foil a pirate attack on a British-flagged freighter off the West African coast. A spokesman for the Nigerian Navy said all the crew were rescued unhurt and an inquiry’s underway to determine the events surrounding the attack. As Richard Bestic reports, the attempted hijack comes in a week when a report warned of a dramatic increase in acts of piracy and kidnap off the Coast of Guinea.

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WHO offers Africa emergency fund for consideration


CCTV Africa

Published on Aug 20, 2016

The World Health Organization is asking African countries to consider setting up an African public health emergency fund. This is a $106.8 million strategy aimed at tackling public health emergencies in the continent.

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Nigeria Commits to Ending Polio in Africa Once and for All


VOA News

Published on Aug 20, 2016

Nigeria has launched an emergency polio vaccination campaign after two new cases of the disease paralyzed children earlier this month (August 11). The government says it will immunize 56 million children by November. VOA’s Carol Pearson explains why it’s so important that Nigeria succeed.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/a/nigeria-poli…

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Costa Rica: Cloud forests threatened by climate change


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 20, 2016

The cloud forests of Costa Rica are being threatened by rising global temperatures and could soon be gone. That’s the stark warning from scientists who’ve studied the region for decades. Some claim that things have got so bad that the clouds themselves are disappearing, leading to permanent and dangerous environmental change.

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Iraq heatwave: Temperatures Soar above 50 degrees


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 20, 2016

People across Iraq are enduring a heatwave with temperatures soaring at times to almost 60 degrees Celsius.

A lack of electricity and water means there’s little relief in sight. And forecasters are predicting more scorching temperatures.

Al Jazeera’s Mereana Hond reports.

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How septic tanks may imperil this Florida ecosystem


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 20, 2016

In Florida, one of the nation’s largest waterways is in danger as septic tanks are disrupting the fragile ecosystem of the state’s Indian River Lagoon. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Lisa Desai has the story, which was supported by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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