Daily Archives: September 9, 2017

If we do nothing in Africa, refugee influx will continue – Sigmar Gabriel (Exclusive)

Published on Sep 9, 2017 RT

Germany’s Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel shares his view on the upcoming federal elections, and on Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott: “You cannot survive” the storm surge

Published on Sep 9, 2017
CBS This Morning

Florida Gov. Rick Scott joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” from Tallahassee to warn Floridians and visitors about the “unbelievable, massive, destructive” Hurricane Irma.

Why a storm surge can be the deadliest part of a hurricane

Published on Sep 9, 2017

It can start before a hurricane even makes landfall.

Noam Chomsky – Sources of Information

Chomsky’s Philosophy
Published on Sep 9, 2017

A Gripping Account of One of the Most Brilliantly Organized Social Justice Campaigns in History

Th Film Archives
Published on Sep 9, 2017

Adam graduated from Harvard in 1963 with a BA in History and Literature. As a college student, he spent a summer working on an anti-government newspaper in South Africa and subsequently worked briefly as a civil rights worker in Mississippi during 1964. Both were politically pivotal experiences about which he would eventually write in his books Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son and Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels. He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after several years as a daily newspaper reporter, worked as a writer and editor for the left-wing Ramparts magazine. In the mid-1970s, he was one of the co-founders of Mother Jones.[2] Much of his writing has been about issues of human rights and social justice.

A longtime lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, Hochschild has also been a Fulbright Lecturer in India, Regents’ Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Writer-in-Residence at the Department of History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.[3]

He is married to sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild. His best-known works include King Leopold’s Ghost (1998), To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918 (2011), Bury the Chains (2005), The Mirror at Midnight (1990), The Unquiet Ghost (1994), and, most recently Spain in Our Hearts.

Trump’s EPA Is Cutting Grants For Climate Research

The Ring of Fire
Published on Sep 9, 2017

Donald Trump has turned the Environmental Protection Agency into a climate change-denying warehouse at this point. Not only will the agency not be using the term “Climate change” in any official documents, but they have now decided to stop granting financial awards to scientists and organizations that wish to study the climate. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

To say that Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has been hostile towards the environment would be a very gross understatement, but what they have decided to do recently puts them really at odds with the actual thing that they’re supposed to be protecting, which is the environment. Donald Trump’s EPA has decided that they’re going to stop issuing grants to organizations or individuals or universities that want to study the climate. They want to study climate change. They want to conduct climate research, and the Scott Pruitt led EPA is now telling them,

“Guess what? We’re taking back your funding and we’re not going to issue any new grants to you to study all of the horrible things that are happening in the environment.” So far, $2 million worth of grants that were supposed to go to public universities and nonprofit organizations have been rescinded by the Environmental Protection Agency because those grants were going to be used to study the effects of climate change. I need to reiterate this fact right now, folks. Hurricane Harvey happened less than two weeks ago in the state of Texas. It intensified very rapidly, and scientists are telling us that that rapid intensification was due to climate change. The West, western part of the United States is on fire, sending [inaudible 00:01:28] of smoke as far as east as New York and Kentucky. Hurricane Irma is about to make landfall in the state of Florida as one of the most destructive storms in the history of the United States. So yeah, let’s stop funding research into climate change, which is directly responsible for each one of those three catastrophes that we have had in the span of two weeks. We as a country have made a lot of advances in the field of sciences.

We have studied a lot of things. We’ve invented cures for things. We’ve invented vehicles and airplanes and all kinds of great things, and we did it because we had a federal government that allowed us to do those things. We have a federal government that is at the forefront of funding of medical research in the world, and yet we still pay higher prescription drug prices than any other country on this planet. We have a federal government that subsidize renewable energy, but they subsidize fossil fuels even more so that those things could stay alive and try to snuff out renewable energy. Our federal government at this point, instead of advancing us forward in the field of science, they’re taking us backwards. They’re literally taking money away from organizations that want to study the way the world is working now because they don’t want to know. That’s what’s at the heart of this. The Trump administration doesn’t want to know.

They don’t want to see the truth. They don’t want to accept the truth, and they don’t want anybody else out there to know it either because a dumb down American public is more likely to vote Republican than a public that understands the catastrophic threat that climate change poses to this country, and that’s what the EPA’s trying to do here. They want to keep burying their heads in their sands, not even realizing that the tide is starting to come up and cover those holes of their heads. We don’t have a whole lot of time left to study climate change, folks. We are seeing the effects of it today. We saw them yesterday. We saw them two weeks ago. We’re about to see them again in a very big way in a few days. How many more disasters, how many more catastrophes, how many more deaths do we have to suffer before the Trump administration and the entire Republican Party understands that climate change is not a partisan issue?

It doesn’t stop happening because we have a climate change denier in the White House. Climate change is coming regardless of who’s in power, regardless of how much money corporations give to politicians, regardless of the banter and the bickering. It’s happening and it’s time for the Trump administration to admit that, so that we can move forward and jump back to the front lines of the scientific research that’s going to be absolutely necessary to help fend off the pending catastrophes.

REPORT: 16 Foot Sea-Level Rise Is Inevitable

Published on Jul 9, 2015

WHATEVER we do now, the seas will rise at least 5 metres. Most of Florida and many other low-lying areas and cities around the world are doomed to go under. If that weren’t bad enough, without drastic cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions – more drastic than any being discussed ahead of the critical climate meeting in Paris later this year – a rise of over 20 metres will soon be unavoidable… Read More At: http://www.newscientist.com/article/m…[NSNS]2015-GLOBAL-hoot#.VZ9EVflVikq

Clip from the Thursday, July 9th 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday – friday 4-6pm Eastern.

Waterways Episode 268 – Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in South Florida

Published on Jan 6, 2014

Sea level rise is submerging the coastal communities of Florida, and jeopardizing investments and the state economy. Along with the personal and financial loss of property, comes a loss of habitat and wildlife. Climate change is real and is impacting the people and the landscape of south Florida. What is happening here in south Florida is happening everywhere on the planet. Half the world’s population lives within 60 miles of the coast; just about 3 to 6 feet above sea level. In 2007, Chris Bergh of The Nature Conservancy initiated a research project to identify impacts of sea level rise in the Florida Keys. They created digital models illustrating sea level rise scenarios from 7 inches to 4.6 feet to reflect the best available range of sea level rise for the year 2100.. Directed by Erik Hutchins. Presented by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Everglades National Park and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Florida’s Everglades face new invasive threat: rising sea levels

Published on Jun 10, 2015
PBS NewsHour

Climate change is already impacting one of the most unique habitats in the world: Florida’s Everglades. Millions in South Florida depend on the vast watershed, once dubbed the “river of grass,” not to mention the hundreds of species of animals and plants that for centuries have called the Everglades home. Special correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.

Higher Ground: The Battle to Save Florida’s Beaches

Sea Turtle Conservancy
Published on Apr 24, 2014

Produced by Sea Turtle Conservancy (previously known as Caribbean Conservation Corporation) in partnership with award-winning environmental filmmaker CAVU, this short film draws attention to the complex issues threatening Florida’s beaches and sea turtles, while calling for progressive new policies that will control coastal development and help Floridians adapt to the reality of an eroding shore. Originally released in 2007, STC is re-releasing the film as rising sea levels continue to threaten coastal communities. Florida’s beaches are under siege—from poorly-sited coastal development; inadequate coastal construction setback policies, stronger and more frequent erosion-causing storms; and slow-rising sea levels. As private properties along the coast are threatened by erosion, panicked beachfront residents and resource managers look for relief through costly, repetitive beach nourishment projects and the construction of unsightly and harmful sea walls. Meanwhile, state and federal subsidies continue to encourage shoreline development by providing low cost insurance for the riskiest beachfront developments—all at taxpayers’ expense. This combination of factors creates a recipe for disaster that threatens the future of Florida’s sandy beaches and coastal habitats. Caught directly in the middle of this quagmire are threatened and endangered sea turtles that nest on Florida beaches in numbers seen nowhere else in the United States.