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- Oxfam warns of widening gap between rich and poor January 20, 2020
- Andrea Bernstein, “American Oligarch” January 20, 2020
- ‘This is not inevitable’, says Oxfam about rising global inequality January 20, 2020
- Dust storm barrels across regional NSW | Nine News Australia January 20, 2020
- Massive dust storm engulfs New South Wales in Australia January 20, 2020
- Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed January 20, 2020
- SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words January 20, 2020
- Davos 2020 – Press Conference: IMF World Economic Outlook Update January 20, 2020
- Climate Change, Migration and Environmental Refugees January 20, 2020
- Climate refugees fleeing drought were part of the migrant caravan from Central America January 20, 2020
- Michael Mann – Future Australians may become ‘climate refugees’ | TheHill January 20, 2020
- UK: Extinctoin Rebellion protesters denounce Australian government”s response to bushfires January 20, 2020
- How climate change is driving mass migration | DW News January 20, 2020
- Fleeing climate change – the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary January 20, 2020
- PM takes thinly veiled swipe at UN over climate and refugees January 20, 2020
- Act Out! 241 – The Refugee Industry & Australia’s Still Burning – Co al January 20, 2020
- Climate Refugee: A new term to be identified January 20, 2020
- Cyprus struggling with influx of refugees January 20, 2020
- Scientist warns Australia could become ‘too hot and dry for human habitation’ January 20, 2020
- Climate crisis displaces thousands in Somaliland January 20, 2020
- Greta Thunberg – Teen activist on climate change: If we don’t do anything right now, we’re screwed January 20, 2020
- Donald Trump vs. climate change January 20, 2020
- Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules – CNN January 20, 2020
- Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa, 1902-1915: Christraud M. Geary January 20, 2020
- Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items – BBC News January 20, 2020
- New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai – BBC News January 20, 2020
- Postcards: Ephemeral Histories of Modernity (Refiguring Modernism): David Prochaska, Jordana Mendelson January 20, 2020
- Delivering Views: Distant Cultures in Early Postcards: Christraud M. Geary, Virginia-Lee Webb January 20, 2020
- The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa: Joshua I. Cohen, Sandrine Colard, Giulia Paoletti, Deborah Cullen-Morales January 20, 2020
- Colonial Photography and Exhibitions: Representations of the Native and the Making of European Identities: Anne Maxwell January 20, 2020
- A Stranger’s Pose: Emmanuel Iduma, Abraham Oghobase, Adeola Olagunju, Dawit L. Petros, Emeka Okereke, Eric Gottesman, Jide Odukoya, Michael Tsegaye, Oumar Ly, Siaka Traore, Stephen Sprague, Tom Saater, Teju Cole January 20, 2020
- Fragile Legacies: The Photographs of Solomon Osagie Alonge: Amy J. Staples, Flora S. Kaplan January 20, 2020
- African Photographer J. A. Green: Reimagining the Indigenous and the Colonial (African Expressive Cultures): Martha G. Anderson, Lisa Aronson, Christraud M. Geary, Tam Fiofori, Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa January 20, 2020
- African Art and the Colonial Encounter: Inventing a Global Commodity (African Expressive Cultures): Sidney Littlefield Kasfir January 20, 2020
- When Churchill backed a “United States of Europe” January 20, 2020
- Armstrong Hosts NASA 50th Anniversary Documentary January 20, 2020
- Greenland Melting (360°) January 20, 2020
- Peter Wadhams Arctic Climate Change January 20, 2020
- West African Resistance: The Military Response to Colonial Occupation: Michael Crowder January 19, 2020
- Evolution of the United States January 19, 2020
- The history of the Netherlands, every year January 19, 2020
- Africa Population History & Projection by Map – UN (1950~2100) based 2019 January 19, 2020
- 07 Peter Wadhams What to do with billions of tonnes of carbon? January 19, 2020
- China reports 17 more cases of new virus strain January 19, 2020
- Why Isn’t The Media Warning About Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria And What Would A World Without Anti- January 19, 2020
- David Horowitz, “Mortality and Faith” January 19, 2020
- The Penguin Atlas of African History: Revised Edition: Colin McEvedy January 19, 2020
- Press conference by Greta Thunberg Luisa Neubauer January 19, 2020
- Interview: Fridays For Future spokesperson on climate panic January 19, 2020
- James Hansen & Dan Galpern – Sue the ******, Solve the Problem January 19, 2020
Daily Archives: September 2, 2017
In July, a new Florida state law took effect that permits any resident of the state to object to textbooks that are used in classrooms. While the law doesn’t explicitly mention science, teachers like Brandon Haught, co-founder of the non-profit Florida Citizens for Science, are concerned that the subject may get swept up in the broad legal language.
The Florida bill is the first of its kind, but there have been other attempts at passing similar ones in states across the nation. Haught and Julie Palakovich Carr, a science policy expert, talk about what the passing of this bill means for science curriculum and teachers in Florida, and other similar policies in other states.
2nd September 2017
The media avoids the subject of climate breakdown – to do otherwise is to bring the entire infrastructure of thought crashing down
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29 August 2017
It is not only Donald Trump’s government that censors the discussion of climate change; it is the entire body of polite opinion. This is why, though the links are clear and obvious, the majority of news reports on Hurricane Harvey have made no mention of the human contribution.
In 2016, the United States elected a president who believes that human-driven global warming is a hoax. It was the hottest year on record, in which the US was hammered by a series of climate-related disasters. Yet the total combined coverage for the entire year on the evening and Sunday news programmes on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News amounted to 50 minutes. Our greatest predicament, the issue that will define our lives, has been blotted from our minds.
This is not an accident. But nor (with the exception of Fox News) is it likely to be a matter of policy. It reflects a deeply ingrained and scarcely conscious self-censorship. Reporters and editors ignore the subject because they have an instinct for avoiding trouble. To talk about climate breakdown (which in my view is a better term than the curiously bland labels we attach to this crisis) is to question not only Donald Trump, not only current environmental policy, not only current economic policy, but the entire political and economic system.
By Ashley Braun • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – 13:48
With the next round of United Nations climate talks scheduled for November, eyes will be trained on how the United States chooses to engage — or not — now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the country from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Yesterday, Secretary of State and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson indicated that this process will not happen through the State Department’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, because, well, he’s scrapping the position.
In a letter to Senate Foreign Relations chair Bob Corker (R-TN), Tillerson wrote, “I believe that the Department will be able to better execute its mission by integrating certain envoys and special representative offices within the regional and functional bureaus, and eliminating those that have accomplished or outlived their original purpose.”
“The position of climate envoy was established by Barack Obama in 2009 and was filled by Todd Stern until 2016. The envoy for Obama’s last year in office was Jonathan Pershing, who left the political appointment when the government changed in January this year.
The special envoy was the US’ diplomatic figurehead, a position Stern used to become one of the major forces behind the eventual shape of the Paris deal, right down to the 11th hour wrangling over a troublesome ‘typo’ in the text.”
State Department Scales Back on Climate
The move came as part of a larger streamlining and reorganizing of the State Department, which for months has been scaling back its focus on climate issues.
Shortly after Trump’s inauguration, the State Department’s web page for the Office of Global Change, which operates under the climate envoy, switched up its description, replacing most of the original text with more passive language.