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- Farming & climate change: Marketplace Morning Report – 17 May 2022 May 17, 2022
- Soil is a finite resource and a program helps farmers prevent erosion : NPR May 17, 2022
- A glimpse into the monarchy when Prince Charles becomes king May 16, 2022
- Decarbonizing India’s Energy Economy: A Conversation with Professor Michael B. McElroy • The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute May 16, 2022
- “How do you paint your own slave?” Painter Julie Mehretu Analyzes Velázquez | The Artist Projec May 16, 2022
- Protests in Argentina’s Capital against Agrochemical company Monsanto | WION Climate Tracker May 16, 2022
- Gravitas Plus: Which countries could go the Sri Lanka way May 16, 2022
- Mali withdraws from West Africa military alliance May 16, 2022
- The billionaire class cannot have it all May 16, 2022
- Abortion Activist Renee Bracey Sherman: Democrats Demand Our Votes But Fail to Protect Our Rights May 16, 2022
- Antiracist Scholar Ibram X. Kendi: Republicans Must Address How White Supremacists Target Youth May 16, 2022
- Buffalo Massacre: Gunman Cited Racist “Great Replacement” Conspiracy Theory Popularized by F ox News May 16, 2022
- Hotter Hotspots, Drier Dryspots, Wetter Wetspots, and Stronger Storms May 16, 2022
- How Ancient Arctic Carbon Threatens Everyone on the Planet | Sue Natali | TED May 15, 2022
- Journée mondiale de la localisation (ou re-localisation) May 15, 2022
- Global to Local: Who Has the Map? | Michael Shuman, Judy Wicks, and Richard Heinberg May 15, 2022
- Richard Heinberg: the big environmental organizations have failed us May 15, 2022
- Climate change and sea level rise: John Englander joins Dive In May 15, 2022
- ‘Born in Blackness’: A book talk with author Howard French (03-22-2022) May 14, 2022
- G7 countries condemn Russia’s ‘food war’ in Ukraine | DW News May 14, 2022
- Nick Estes: Indian Boarding Schools Were Part of “Horrific Genocidal Process” by the U.S. – YouTube May 13, 2022
- German Peace Activist Warns Finland Joining NATO Could Be Step Toward Nuclear War with Russia May 13, 2022
- The Turkish Centennial Lecture—Turquerie: Ottoman–European Cultural Exchanges in the 18th Ce ntury: May 13, 2022
- Renovated NYC museum shows indigenous perspectives May 13, 2022
- Congressman Jamie Raskin On January 6th: After a Failed Coup, a Successful One? May 13, 2022
- Metal Weapons Forge the Ancient World | Mankind Decoded (S1, E7) | Full Episode May 13, 2022
- The Greensboro Four: A Nonviolent Protest Against Segregation (2003) May 13, 2022
- Institute of African Studies | University of Ghana | May 13, 2022
- What a scrapyard in Ghana can teach us about innovation | DK Osseo-Asare May 13, 2022
- Flat Earth rising: meet the people casting aside 2,500 years of science May 13, 2022
- E-Waste Hell May 12, 2022
- The dark side of electronic waste recycling May 12, 2022
- Computer recycling West Africa style – Click – BBC News May 12, 2022
- The legacy of uranium mining on Navajo lands | On Point | nuclear May 12, 2022
- BBC World Service – The Documentary, Grenada: Confronting the past May 12, 2022
- ANTARCTICA – THE LOOMING THREAT May 12, 2022
- Sir David Attenborough and President Obama: The Full Interview May 12, 2022
- ‘People are listening’, Greta meets Sir David – BBC May 12, 2022
- The Queen laughs with Sir David Attenborough about a sundial May 12, 2022
- The Queen’s Green Planet | Family Trees | ITV May 12, 2022
- Queen shows funny side in conversation with Sir David Attenborough for ITV documentary | ITV News May 12, 2022
- Sir David Attenborough – Greatest Speech Ever | Creators for Nature May 12, 2022
- We need IMMEDIATE action to stop extinction crisis, David Attenborough – BBC May 12, 2022
- UN scientists say it’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming – BBC News May 12, 2022
- When The World Gets 1℃ Hotter | Climate Change: The Facts | BBC Earth May 12, 2022
- The Tipping Point | Climate Change: The Facts | BBC Earth May 12, 2022
- Extinction: The Facts | Official Trailer | PBS May 11, 2022
- Evolution: Extinction (PBS Documentary) – with Peter Ward, Geologist May 11, 2022
- E.F. Schumacher Discussing Appropriate Technology – Panel Discussion 3/19/1977 – YouTube May 11, 2022
- ECONOMICS | Institute for New Economic Thinking May 11, 2022
Daily Archives: January 9, 2017
Uploaded on Jan 3, 2017
Nuclear waste can be harmful for tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. How can people today even imagine what society will be like over those types of time periods? And more importantly, how can we make sure that future generations don’t forget nuclear waste’s dangers, and start digging around in the waste sites we are setting aside today?
In “Containment,” a film that airs today on PBS’s Independent Lens, scientists and thinkers show just how hard it is to plan for an unknown future. In this clip, get a look inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, a site that just began accepting nuclear waste this month for the first time in three years.
uclear waste can be harmful for tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. How can people today even imagine what society will be like over those types of time periods? And more importantly, how can we make sure that future generations don’t forget nuclear waste’s dangers, and start digging around in the waste sites we are setting aside today?
In Containment, a film that airs today on PBS’s Independent Lens, scientists and thinkers show just how hard it is to plan for an unknown future. In this clip, get a look inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, a site that just began accepting nuclear waste this month for the first time in three years.
This Monday, Join Protests Across the Country to Block Trump’s Climate-Denying Cabinet Picks | The Nation
Youth in the UN Climate Change talks in Marrakech respond to the election of Donald Trump as US President. (Creative Commons/John Englart)
What’s Going On?
President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks continue to horrify, as we approach the confirmation hearings for the “billionaires, generals, and ideologues” that he wants to appoint. This group threatens to roll back hard-won civil rights, make healthcare harder to access, and destroy the few regulations we have policing Wall Street. And thanks to Trump’s appointment of climate change-deniers to prominent posts related to the environment, they threaten to destroy our planet.
Join the Day Against Denial
Any nominee who denies the dangers of climate change and the need to end our reliance on fossil fuels must be stopped. There are quite a few of them. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson was the CEO of Exxon, a company that funded climate-change denial for years after their own research pointed to the veracity of human-caused global warming. Environmental Protection Agency nominee Scott Pruitt built a career suing the very agency he is set to head. Secretary of Energy pick Former Texas Governor Rick Perry once advocated for the total elimination of the Department of Energy and sat on the board of the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline.
What can I do?
This Monday, January 9th, join the Day Against Denial. To show that we won’t stand for a climate-denying cabinet, people across the country will gather at their senators’ offices to demand that they reject Trump’s reckless picks.
Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program | December 12, 2016, 2:59 pm EST
Any observer of truth will tell you that 2016 is a lie-soaked lost cause. Will 2017 see a pro-truth resistance? We’d better see to it.
We, the people, can be forgiven for some angst over the free-falling role of truth in our democracy.
We all took civics in school. We know democracy depends on reason and truth. So when your president-elect peddles conspiracy theories and continues to promote lies just weeks before his inauguration, you break a sweat. When he taps a climate denier to be the head of the agency tasked with solving climate change, you try not to panic. And when he taps the CEO of the world’s largest oil company to be our nation’s leading diplomat amidst the global climate crisis, you try not to break things.
But the truth, for all the abuse it’s taking, isn’t going anywhere soon.
Not only does reality function on facts, but a broad pushback against disinformation and outright lies is starting to take shape, driven by people from across American life who value reason and truth too much to put up with the foolishness. The madness, really.
It gives me hope that we can resist this descent and turn it around.
But to do so we need to collectively stay on it, push facts to the fore, and drive fact-free politics back to the wild-eyed fringes.
Published on Jun 1, 2014
Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they’re doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren’t covering it.
John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the FCC.
(www.fcc.gov/comments, for any interested parties)
Published on Jan 6, 2017
http://democracynow.org – In our extended conversation, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to claims NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations helped Russia, and examines what actions the Trump administration may take against him and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “Exactly the same playbook was used against [Daniel] Ellsberg that is now being used against Snowden, which is to say, ’Don’t listen to these disclosures. Don’t regard this person as a hero for exposing our corruption and lawbreaking. Focus instead on the fact that these are traitors working with our enemies,’” says Greenwald. “And just as it was completely false in the case of Ellsberg, so too is it completely false in the case of Snowden.”
From Keystone XL Pipeline to #DAPL: Jasilyn Charger, Water Protector from Cheyenne River Reservation
Published on Jan 6, 2017
http://democracynow.org – As Native American elders fighting the Dakota Access pipeline extinguish the Seven Council Fires at Standing Rock, we speak with Jasilyn Charger, a water protector from Cheyenne River Reservation, who has camped at Sacred Stone Resistance Camp since it launched in April. Jasilyn founded the International Indigenous Youth Council at Standing Rock. She was also part of the resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline before that.
Published on Jan 7, 2017
John Pilger talks on RT about Trump, Very Interesting Interview
Published on Jan 5, 2017
On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to America’s Lawyer Host Mike Papantonio, about the Interstate Crosscheck program, and why Democrats aren’t talking about the program’s influence on the election. Then, Thom discusses Obamacare and Senate obstruction on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland with Angela Morabito of StandUnited.org and Sam Sacks of the District Sentinel.
Senate to Begin Confirmation Hearings for Wealthiest Cabinet in U.S. History Despite Lack of Vetting
Published on Jan 9, 2017
http://democracynow.org – A barrage of Senate confirmation hearings is set to begin Tuesday for what could be the wealthiest Cabinet in modern American history. This comes despite concerns that ethics clearances and background checks are incomplete for several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks. “Each one of these people, by themselves, would be an outrage in any other administration. But the totality of what we’re seeing from the Trump administration has no precedent in American history,” says Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, which has just launched the CorporateCabinet.org website to track the corporate connections and conflicts of interest of Trump Cabinet appointees. We also speak with Richard Painter, professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota. He was the chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush from February 2005 to July 2007.