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- Covering Coronavirus: United States of Conspiracy | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site May 28, 2020
- Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on challenges in farming during pandemic (FULL STREAM 5/27) May 28, 2020
- Will coronavirus end? Covid-19 may become endemic and last years – The Washington Post May 28, 2020
- Greta Thunberg | COP 25 High Level Event on Climate Emergency | Extinction Rebellion May 28, 2020
- 2020 Harvard Extension School Virtual Graduation Ceremony May 28, 2020
- A new coronavirus crisis: Cities and towns face financial peril as pandemic drags on May 28, 2020
- The Trump campaign is creating an alternate reality online about coronavirus | The Fact Checker May 28, 2020
- Ask A Scientist LIVE Ep3: Agroecology: can we feed the world without destroying it? May 28, 2020
- “We feel forgotten”: Detainees face horrid carceral conditions amid COVID-19 May 28, 2020
- Coronavirus outbreak: WHO warns from COVID-19 threats on access to vaccines globally | FULL May 28, 2020
- Why are some Western countries so nervous about the national security legislation for Hong Kong? May 28, 2020
- Mike Pompeo: The dark side of the Trump administration May 28, 2020
- WHO Says Covid-19 ‘May Never Go Away’ May 28, 2020
- Webinar: ‘The Future of Land Cover, Land Management and Climate Change’ May 28, 2020
- No Health Without Mental Health: Denny Morrison at TEDxBloomington May 28, 2020
- Mental Health for All by Involving All | Vikram Patel | TED Talks May 28, 2020
- Robert Reich: While Average Americans Struggle, Major Corporations Are Coming Out Ahead During The Pandemic May 28, 2020
- Florida Hit With Extreme Flooding As Sea Levels Rise | NowThis May 27, 2020
- How COVID-19 is Changing Restaurants May 27, 2020
- South Africa’s Mental Health Care Falls By Wayside During Coronavirus Pandemic May 27, 2020
- Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series: COVID-19 and the African Economy | Harvard University Center for African Studies May 27, 2020
- Maps of Africa to 1900 | Digital Collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library May 27, 2020
- The Land Institute: James Bowden, Soil Ecology – Technician Takeover May 27, 2020
- President Trump Plays Golf as COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 100,000 | Amanpour and Company May 27, 2020
- FRGND Interview with Dave Chapman May 27, 2020
- The Land Institute: Spencer Barriball, Perennial Legumes – Technician Takeover May 27, 2020
- Expert: Fact-checking Trump tweets ‘appropriate’ May 27, 2020
- Will We Have to Purge the Republican Party To Save America? May 27, 2020
- What John Maynard Keynes Can Teach Us About The Coronavirus Crisis May 27, 2020
- WATCH LIVE: Answers to your questions on summer plans during the coronavirus pandemic May 27, 2020
- The 2020 James Beard Award Nominees | James Beard Foundation May 27, 2020
- Taco Chronicles | Netflix Official Site May 27, 2020
- 4p1000 Initiative May 27, 2020
- Seth Itzkan 4p1000 Presentation May 14, 2020 May 27, 2020
- Noam Chomsky – Manufacturing Consent May 26, 2020
- Yuval Noah Harari: Workplace Automation & the “Useless Class” May 26, 2020
- Yuval Noah Harari: “An algorithm that knows you better than you know yourself” May 26, 2020
- A.I. is as threatening as climate change and nuclear war, says philosopher Yuval Noah Harar May 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: Yuval Noah Harari, philosopher and historian, on the legacy of Covid-19 – BBC HARDtalk May 26, 2020
- The Spread of Disinformation and the 2020 Election | Amanpour and Company | Amanpour and Company May 26, 2020
- Some Universities Are About to Be “Walking Dead” | Amanpour and Company May 26, 2020
- Study Warns 1.1 Million Children Could Die as Pandemic Interrupts Access to Food & Medical Care May 26, 2020
- Trump’s anti-coronavirus farce May 26, 2020
- How COVID-19 hurts the fight against measles and other diseases May 26, 2020
- What future for universities? Coronavirus upends higher learning May 26, 2020
- The Story Of Coronavirus Whistleblowers in the U.S. May 26, 2020
- Climate activism in the age of COVID-19 May 26, 2020
- “Diarrhea, Dehydration, Hunger, Exhaustion”: India’s Rural Poor Suffer Most Under Lockdown May 26, 2020
- Photojournalist: Bolsonaro is destroying institutions, committing genocide on Indigenous groups May 26, 2020
- Twitter fact-checks Trump’s tweets for first time, Trump fires back May 26, 2020
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.