Daily Archives: September 17, 2016

Jim Hansen: Hell Will Break Loose – Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms


ClimateState

Published on Sep 17, 2016

The main point that I want to make concerns the threat of irreparable harm, which I feel we have not communicated well enough to people who most need to know, the public and policymakers. I’m not sure how we can do that better, but I comment on it at the end of this transcript.

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Refugee crisis tops agenda at EU summit


Al Jazeera English

Published on Sep 17, 2016

European Union leaders have gathered in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava for a summit that some have described as a crisis meeting.
The gathering was called by the Slovak government following the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the EU.
Central European countries have taken the opportunity to raise objections to a plan to force them to house asylum seekers and refugees against their wishes.
Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from Bratislava.

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Protests against TTIP agreement in Berlin


RT

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Protesters

are rallying in the streets of Berlin against the TTIP and CETA trade agreements. Many Germans continue to harbor suspicions over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US, as well as over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a proposed agreement between Canada and the EU. Demonstrators fear that the agreements could be dangerous for employee rights and lead to massive job losses; they also worry that only big corporations will benefit from the agreements.

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Movie Science: Who Cares If It’s Wrong?


Lunar and Planetary Institute

Published on May 19, 2015

Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute discusses the scientific community’s attempts to work with Hollywood in an effort to make movies more scientifically accurate. This presentation was part of the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s 2014–2015 Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series — “Science” on the Silver Screen.

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The Anthropocene Epoch in Cosmic Evolution – David Grinspoon (SETI Talks)


SETI Institute

Published on Feb 19, 2015

Informed by comparative planetology and a survey of the major episodes in Earth history, Dr. Grinspoon will offer a taxonomy of planetary catastrophes meant to illuminate the unusual nature of the “Anthropocene”, the current epoch of human-driven planetary-scale changes, and reframe our current environmental and technological predicaments as part of a larger narrative of planetary evolution. This saga has now reached the pivotal moment when humans have become a dominant force of planetary change, and geological and human history are becoming irreversibly conjoined. Is this a likely or even inevitable challenge facing other complex life in the universe? Possible implications for exoplanet characterization and SETI will be considered, as well as the choices our civilization faces in seeking to foster a wisely managed Earth.

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This Isn’t Funny


MoveOn

Published on Sep 17, 2016

Just in: Donald Trump “jokes” about Hillary Clinton being assassinated, again

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Earthquake Hits, Ringed Asteroids, UK Flood | S0 News Sep.17.2016


Suspicious0bservers

Published on Sep 17, 2016

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