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- Small Books, Folding Maps & Expanding Ideas: Exploring the Cartography, Ethos & Ethics of Global Maritime Empires May 29, 2023
- Jeffrey Sachs: Bipartisan Support of War, from Iraq to Ukraine, Is Helping Fuel U.S. Debt Crisis May 28, 2023
- Global Reports and the Human Prospect May 28, 2023
- Climate impacts are increasing; textbooks aren’t keeping pace May 28, 2023
- Examining the portrayal of climate change in history textbooks May 28, 2023
- James Hansen Warns of a Short-Term Climate Shock Bringing 2 Degrees of Warming by 2050 – Inside Climate News May 28, 2023
- Are automated flights the future of air travel? – BBC News May 28, 2023
- ‘We Talk’: ROK residents: Japan’s nuclear wastewater dumping plan harms the innocents May 28, 2023
- Deleting History, Rewriting Science: The Case of NCERT Textbooks May 28, 2023
- The UN wants to drastically reduce plastic pollution by 2040. Here’s how May 27, 2023
- Exposing those who covered up the Crime of the Century May 27, 2023
- G7 owes huge $13 trillion debt to Global South | Oxfam International May 27, 2023
- Memorial Day Massacre: Chicago Cops Killed 10 During 1937 Steel Strike, Then the Media Covered It Up May 27, 2023
- Oxfam: G7 Countries Owe the Global South More Than $13 Trillion in Development & Climate Assistance May 27, 2023
- Spike Lee on “Malcolm X” & How Hollywood Almost Prevented Landmark Film from Being Made May 27, 2023
- “Education Leads to Liberation”: Nikole Hannah-Jones on The 1619 Project & Teaching Black History May 26, 2023
- Seditious Conspiracy: Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Gets 18 Years in Prison for Jan. May 26, 2023
- Wilberforce Institute home | University of Hull May 26, 2023
- Who is Dr. Mark Hyman? May 25, 2023
- Opening Reception | The Future of Africa-based Curatorial Practice Workshop | June 22, 2022 on Vimeo May 25, 2023
- Slavery Hinterland: Transatlantic Slavery and Continental Europe, 1680-1850 May 24, 2023
- Tipping Point: Agriculture on the brink — A PBS NewsHour Special May 24, 2023
- Why the climate activists are now under criminal investigation | DW News May 24, 2023
- Who is Yahweh – How a Warrior-Storm God became the God of the Israelites and World Monotheism May 24, 2023
- The Brandenburg Presence on the Gold Coast, 1682 to 1721 May 24, 2023
- “From conflict to consensus”: The historic deal to save the Colorado River May 24, 2023
- Half of world’s species in decline, study suggests May 23, 2023
- Eye wall of Super Typhoon Mawar nears Guam, Radar Update May 23, 2023
- Climate change is personal May 23, 2023
- LIVE: Shut down Shell – Outside the oil giant’s annual shareholder meeting in the Excel Centre, L… May 23, 2023
- UN Estimates 843,000 People Internally Displaced in Sudan | VOANews May 23, 2023
- War Made Easy: Norman Solomon on How Mainstream Media Helped Pave Way for U.S. Invasion of Iraq May 23, 2023
- Design and Truth in Autobiography (Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography) | Roy Pascal May 23, 2023
- Time to pay the piper: Fossil fuel companies’ reparations for climate damages: One Earth May 23, 2023
- Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 | Claudio Abbado & the Orchestra Mozart May 22, 2023
- The Map of Oil | Peter Zeihan May 22, 2023
- It is time for Medicare for All May 22, 2023
- ‘Everyone has a story.’ Growing industry makes memoir-writing more accessible May 21, 2023
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — May 19, 2023 May 21, 2023
- Rome: climate activists turn Trevi fountain water black May 21, 2023
- A Tribute to Emmanuel Akyeampong May 21, 2023
- Extremely severe cyclonic storm Mocha hits Myanmar, Bangladesh | World Meteorological Organization May 21, 2023
- Global temperatures set to reach new records in next five years | World Meteorological Organization May 21, 2023
- OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Testifies Before Congress About Artificial Intelligence May 20, 2023
- AI Expert: We Urgently Need Ethical Guidelines & Safeguards to Limit Risk of Artificial Intelligence May 20, 2023
- “By Any Means Necessary”: Watch Malcolm X’s Speech on Racism & Self-Defense at Audubon Ballroom May 20, 2023
- French Ambassador Says France Is Not Responsible For Suffering In African Nations May 20, 2023
- China Matters Oration | Kevin Rudd AC May 20, 2023
- Modern Marvels: The EXPLOSIVE Power of Nuclear Tech (S10, E25) | Full Episode May 20, 2023
- Food security on a warming planet May 19, 2023
Daily Archives: December 26, 2016
On the Road to Paris – Dangerous Intersection: Climate Change and National Security
Humus – the essential ingredient: Graeme Sait at TEDxNoosa
Published on May 12, 2013
Learn all about Humus, the layer of soil essential for healthy food production which is being gradually depleted by unsustainable farming practices. Graeme Sait a lifelong human and soil health educator explains how 467 billion tonnes of carbon has been released from the soil into the atmosphere, and that we urgently need to return that carbon to the soil, and start replenishing the humus in order to reverse the impact.
Canada’s Trudeau Plans to Work with Trump Admin to Approve Keystone XL, Pu mp Exxon-owned Tar Sands into U.S. | DeSmogBlog
By Steve Horn • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – 16:21
At a speech given to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he intends to work with President-elect Donald Trump to approve the northern leg of TransCanada‘s Keystone XL pipeline.
The speech comes as Trump revealed in a recent interview with Fox News that one of the first things he intends to do in office is grant permits for both Keystone XL and the perhaps equally controversial Dakota Access pipeline. Because Keystone XL North crosses the U.S.-Canada border, current processes require it to obtain a presidential permit from the U.S. Department of State, which the Obama administration has denied.
The next State Department, however, could be led by the recently retired CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, who was just nominated to be U.S. Secretary of State and
soon will face a Senate hearing and vote. Potentially complicating this situation is the fact that Exxon holds substantial interest in both tar sands projects and companies, which stand to benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline bringing this carbon-intensive crude oil across the border.
Exxon, along with its subsidiary Imperial Oil, owns both the Kearl Oil Sands Project and Cold Lake tar sands production facilities, and a 25 percent stake in the tar sands production company Syncrude.
According to Bloomberg, Trump’s team has shown interest in getting rid of the Executive Order which created the presidential permit process altogether, which President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry used in November 2015 to axe the pipeline.
On the campaign trail and during his post-election “Victory Tour,” Trump has pledged to rescind all of Obama’s Executive Orders. Unsurprisingly, Tillerson has stated his support for Keystone XL, as well.
As reported in a recent investigation by InsideClimate News, nearly a third of Exxon’s global reserves is situated in Alberta’s tar sands, an oil patch which covers about 55,000 square miles, or roughly the size of New York state. Alberta’s tar sands represent the third largest oil reserves on the planet.
Robert Reich: Like a Tyrant, Trump Is Deploying 7 Techniques to Control the Media | Alternet
By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now!
December 25, 2016
December 20th marks the 146th day since Donald Trump last held a news conference. As the Electoral College backs Trump, we speak to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. “Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,” Reich recently wrote. “They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs.” We speak to Reich, who discusses how Trump uses seven techniques to control the media.
Jon Stewart – What Makes Trump’s Presidency Horrible : A Closer look
Published on Dec 22, 2016
* Jon Stewart – What Makes donald Trump’s Presidency Horrible : A Closer look
Jon Stewart takes a closer look at the affect Donald Trump’s presidency
Trump Is The Result Of Years Of GOP Anti-Intellectualism
Published on Dec 23, 2016
The Republicans have spent most of this century railing against so-called liberal elitism and intellectualism, demonizing intelligence. Donald Trump’s election is the end result of the Republican Party’s assault on intelligence. The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
Corporate Media Already Trying To Launch 2020 Presidential Horserace
Published on Dec 26, 2016
The New York Times recently speculated about who could be the Democrats’ nominee for 2020. How about we focus on the real issues right now and leave the 2020 Presidential race for 2020? The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
Website maps Vanuatu climate change flooding risk – BBC News
Cyclone Pam in 2015 forced some on Vanuatu to reconsider the effects of climate change
By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring
- 23 December 2016
A new web tool is allowing Pacific Islanders on Vanuatu to see how rising sea levels could affect their homes and businesses over the coming years.
Coastal Risk uses mapping technology to show how predicted levels of flooding as a result of climate change could inundate the islands, Radio New Zealand reports. The website is the work of an Australian research organisation in cooperation with geographic information company NGIS, and allows local people as well as the authorities to make informed decisions about their future and that of subsequent generations.
Website users are able to see how their locality might look depending on different scenarios, the most severe of which anticipates a sea level rise of 74cm (29 inches) by the year 2100.
The Pasifik news portal says Vanuatu residents are “already on the front line of climate change”, and the website will allow the authorities to decide where to direct resources.
Speaking to Pasifik, Jesse Benjamin, Vanuatu’s Director-General of Climate Change, said the website “will build awareness regarding the challenges that Vanuatu faces with climate change, and will ultimately lead to more effective decision making”.
Are We Right to Care So Much About Economic Growth as We Clearly Do? (2006)
From landscape architecture to conservation agriculture | Thomas Woltz | TEDxCharlottesville
TEDx Talks Published on Jan 2, 2015