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- Africa, the Devastated Continent?: Man’s impact on the ecology of Africa (Monographiae Biologicae): A. de Vos November 11, 2019
- False Start in Africa: Rene Dumont November 11, 2019
- Seeds of Famine: Ecological Destruction and the Development Dilemma in the West African Sahel (Landmark studies): Richard W. Franke, Barbara H. Chasin November 11, 2019
- Climate Activists Focusing On The Impact Of Climate Change On Children And Families November 11, 2019
- The Man Who Stopped the Desert November 11, 2019
- Trailer: Resilience Rising: From Crisis Response to Recovery November 11, 2019
- Fake news and anonymous sources as ‘new normal’ for US journalism November 11, 2019
- The apostle comes from Africa – A contemporary passion story | DW Documentary November 11, 2019
- Scientific Research Reports 2019 November 11, 2019
- The most destructive hurricanes hitting more often November 11, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion protesters float ‘sinking house’ down the river Thames November 11, 2019
- Cyclone Kills 20 in Bangladesh & India; Wildfires Rage in Australia November 11, 2019
- Iran discovers 54 billion barrels of crude oil November 11, 2019
- Asleep at the Wheel | Extinction Rebellion Blocks the Department of Transport November 11, 2019
- Cecily | XR Arrestee | Extinction Rebellion November 11, 2019
- Roman | XR Arrestee | Extinction Rebellion November 11, 2019
- Every Single Being on the Planet | Extinction Rebellion November 11, 2019
- Act Now: Our House is Flooding | Extinction Rebellion November 11, 2019
- One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles November 11, 2019
- Rainwater Catchment for Reforestation & Increased Production November 11, 2019
- Preserving these ancestral agricultural systems is vital for the future of food! November 11, 2019
- Do you know where your food comes from? November 11, 2019
- This Matters: Is this the ‘climate election’? – BBC News November 11, 2019
- Florida Officials Tell Library: No “Fake News” New York Times November 11, 2019
- Action Against Desertification – Burkina Faso November 11, 2019
- Greta Thunberg on Whether She’d Meet with the President November 11, 2019
- Greta Thunberg, Swedish environmental activist, gives a speech at Charlotte Climate Strike November 11, 2019
- Missoula Floods Video | an animated illustration of one scenario November 11, 2019
- Ice Age Floods November 11, 2019
- The evaporating Mediterranean Sea | BBC November 11, 2019
- ice age sea levels November 11, 2019
- The age of Arctic sea ice November 11, 2019
- Facebook Employees Begged Zuckerberg To Stop Spreading Political Lies November 11, 2019
- Global problems need multilateral solutions, says UN official November 11, 2019
- Tomgram: Naomi Oreskes, Why Science Failed to Stop Climate Change | TomDispatch November 11, 2019
- ‘Catastrophic’ danger: Australia wildfires threaten Sydney November 11, 2019
- 2019 RSA President’s Lecture: Leading the Way Through the Climate Emergency with Emma Howard Boyd November 11, 2019
- Cory Booker Speaks at Environmental Justice Presidential Forum November 11, 2019
- Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Environmental Justice Presidential Forum November 11, 2019
- The Africa Map Circle – Learning & Teaching from Maps of Africa: Ancient and Modern | EV & N #331 | CCTV November 11, 2019
- The Africa Map Circle November 10, 2019
- Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Freed, Promises to Continue Fight for Justice November 10, 2019
- US & EU sanctions only hurt people in order to push regime change agenda – Assad to RT November 10, 2019
- Dozens of flood warnings in UK as heavy rain expected to continue November 10, 2019
- Sacred Yamuna river polluted by toxic foam in India November 9, 2019
- Oxford Africa Institute November 8, 2019
- Blame US military for climate change – Code Pink activist November 8, 2019
- Atlas of Ancient Geography c.1820 Boston Hilliard Gray Worcester w/ 5 maps Morse engraved scarce November 8, 2019
- Amsterdam Holland Netherlands city view 1794 Prospect birds-eye print w/ fascinating early repairs November 8, 2019
- President-elect Ursula VON DER LEYEN addresses the ‘State of Europe’ at the Konrad Adenau er Stifling November 8, 2019
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.