Daily Archives: September 4, 2017

What can cities learn from Harvey flooding?

Published on Sep 4, 2017 The NationaL

As Houston sets out on lengthy and costly rebuilding in the wake of Harvey, other cities could benefit from shoring up their own flood defences to avoid a similar fate. Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News

Building the skills of junior climate negotiators

Why are International Fast Food Chains So Obsessed with Paneer in India?


Hurricane Forecasts Shift, Solar Flare Erupts | S0 News Sep.4.2017 – YouTube

Toxic sites hit by Harvey threaten Texans

Farmers Look for Economic Boost from NAFTA Negotiations


Major Hurricane Irma update

Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying Life on Earth―And What It Means for Our Children: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Dick Russell, David Talbot

The science is overwhelming; the facts are in. The planet is heating up at an alarming rate and the results are everywhere to be seen. Yet, as time runs out, climate progress is blocked by the men who are profiting from the burning of the planet: energy moguls like the Koch brothers and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

Powerful politicians like Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Inhofe, who receive massive contributions from the oil and coal industries. Most of these men are too intelligent to truly believe that climate change is not a growing crisis. And yet they have put their profits and careers ahead of the health and welfare of the world’s population—and even their own children and grandchildren.

How do they explain themselves to their offspring, to the next generations that must deal with the environmental havoc that these men have wreaked? Horsemen of the Apocalypse takes a personal look at this global crisis, literally bringing it home.

The Great Tradeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the Era of Globalization: Steven Weisman

The global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 has blasted livelihoods, inspired protests, and toppled governments. It has also highlighted the profound moral concerns long surrounding globalization. Did materialist excess, doctrinaire embrace of free trade and capital flows, and indifference to economic injustice contribute to the disaster of the last decade? Was it ethical to bail out banks and governments while innocent people suffered?

In this blend of economics, moral philosophy, history, and politics, Steven R. Weisman argues that the concepts of liberty, justice, virtue, and loyalty help to explain the passionate disagreements spawned by a globally integrated economy.