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- Curators on Camera November 15, 2019
- Venice’s St. Mark’s square closed as state of emergency declared November 15, 2019
- Johan Rockström: reviewing the Planetary Boundaries framework November 15, 2019
- Panel discussion on Earth stewardship and interdisciplinary research November 15, 2019
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenges GOP after impeachment inquiry hearing November 15, 2019
- Russia accuses US of ‘banditry’ for ‘keeping the oil’ November 15, 2019
- Bayer Inherited Monsanto’s Roundup Problems With Mega Merger November 14, 2019
- Curators on Camera: Exploring a medieval bestiary November 14, 2019
- #CuratorsOnCamera – Leonardo da Vinci’s handwriting his work as a ‘Master of Water ’ November 14, 2019
- Discovering Sacred Texts: Islam November 14, 2019
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenges GOP after impeachment inquiry hearing November 14, 2019
- Russia accuses US of ‘banditry’ for ‘keeping the oil’ November 14, 2019
- PART III. THE END OF THE END OF HISTORY November 14, 2019
- Changing the stories we have inherited from colonialism | Priyamvada Gopal November 14, 2019
- Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation November 14, 2019
- Rising Ocean Temperatures Shut Down Shrimp in Maine November 14, 2019
- Gidon Bromberg – Can Innovation on Water Issues Be a Game Changer in the Arab/Israeli Conflict? – YouTube November 14, 2019
- Is the scope of the impeachment proceedings too limited? – YouTube November 14, 2019
- Poll: Americans struggle to ID true facts November 14, 2019
- 9/11: An Architect’s Guide – Part 2 – Twin Towers’ Explosive Destruction (11-14-19) Webinar – Gage) November 14, 2019
- State Department Staffer Used Embellished Resume, Fake Time Magazine Cover | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC November 14, 2019
- Cuomo fact checks GOP lawmaker’s impeachment claims in real time November 14, 2019
- Republican Tries To Argue There’s Multiple Versions Of The “Truth” In Impeachment He aring November 14, 2019
- Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks to NASA’s Ames Research Center Employees and Guests November 14, 2019
- Understanding Climate Change: Polar Vortex Weakening | Jesse Zhang | TEDxMileHigh November 14, 2019
- Inside the mind of a climate change scientist | Corinne Le Quéré | TEDxWarwick November 14, 2019
- Volcanoes: A Forge for Climate Change | Peter Ward | TEDxWilmington November 14, 2019
- A simple and smart way to fix climate change | Dan Miller | TEDxOrangeCoast November 14, 2019
- Unprecedented Natural Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Governors Roundtable November 14, 2019
- What’s wrong with our food system | Birke Baehr | TEDxNextGenerationAshevill November 14, 2019
- A 10-year old’s vision for healing the planet | Genesis Butler | TEDxCSULB November 14, 2019
- Let’s Change The Way We Talk About Climate Change | Jes Thompson | TEDxNMU November 14, 2019
- Why is violence spreading among universities in Hong Kong? November 14, 2019
- The diet that helps fight climate change November 14, 2019
- French students hit the streets demanding justice for Anas November 14, 2019
- Mt. Kilimanjaro Tanzania Africa ethnography 1899 Petermann Dr. Widenmann issue illustrated tribal November 14, 2019
- What really happens to the plastic you throw away – Emma Bryce – YouTube November 14, 2019
- Fisheries Innovation November 14, 2019
- Monsanto: The Company that Owns the World’s Food Supply November 14, 2019
- Hunger and malnutrition are growing in Latin America and the Caribbean November 14, 2019
- Fisheries Innovation November 14, 2019
- L’IDA aide les pays à atténuer les effets du changement climatique November 14, 2019
- Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying November 13, 2019
- Delegates gather in Nairobi to discuss population and development November 13, 2019
- A History of Britain – The Humans Arrive (1 Million BC – 8000 BC) November 13, 2019
- The Problem with Museums November 13, 2019
- Fixing a Broken Global Order: Is it Too Late? November 13, 2019
- Growing inequality: Can the rich really help the poor? November 13, 2019
- What Would Happen To The World’s Food Supply If Bees Went Extinct? November 12, 2019
- EPA to Restrict Scientific Research Used to Write Public Health Regulations November 12, 2019
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.