Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 600 Percent Faster Than Predicted by Current Models

CLIMATE CHANGE – Worse Than Everybody Thinks Documentary 2017

PHenomenON TV    Published on Feb 20, 2017

USA: climate change threat to food

Climate Change: It May Already Be too Late

Shell Knew About Climate Change Dangers in 1991

Climate Change Kills Oceans that 1billion people rely on for food

How much does Trump believe what he’s saying?

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick Discuss “The Untold History of the United States”

IIT Today

Published on Feb 7, 2013

The IIT Department of Humanities welcomed Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone and Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University Peter Kuznick, creators of The Untold History of the United States, on Friday, February 1 in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Stone and Kuznick presented the third episode of the ten-part Showtime documentary series, entitled “The Bomb,” followed by a discussion and book signing.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Humanities, College of Science and Letters, and Lewis College of Human Sciences.

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The Untold History of the United States with director Oliver Stone & writer Peter Kuznick

UChi Pol

Published on May 5, 2016

On May 5, the Institute of Politics and the Department of History welcomed Academy Award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, director of films including JFK, NIXON, W. and the upcoming SNOWDEN, to campus. Stone has described his body of work as “controversial versions of recent American history, some of them at deep odds with conventional myth.” The event began with a screening Episode 3 of The Untold History of the United States; which explores the strategies behind the atomic bombings of Japan. After the screening, UChicago professor Bruce Cumings interviewed Mr. Stone and Peter Kuznick, historian and writer of the Untold series. Kuznick is Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University.

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Bowing to auto industry pressure, Trump to reconsider emissions standards, says source – Chicago Tribune


People wait in line Oct. 17, 2016, to get their vehicles tested at the emissions testing station on Webster Avenue, which is set to close Nov. 1. Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)
Ryan BeeneBloomberg

The Trump administration plans to open the door to a possible reconsideration of greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks that has been sought by automakers, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The Environmental Protection Agency in the final days of the Obama administration decided to lock in the emissions standards through 2025 that had been negotiated with the industry in 2011.

That decision will be withdrawn for reconsideration as early as next week, said the person, who would only discuss the plans on the condition of anonymity because they have not been made public. An EPA spokeswoman declined to comment.

It will be one of a series of actions taken by the Trump administration recently to reconsider or reverse Obama-era regulations opposed by industry.

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