Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

China…If They Pull the Plug, We’re Screwed

The Big Picture RT
Published on Jun 4, 2015

If God forbid war breaks out over the ongoing territorial dispute in the South China sea – America will be totally hamstrung.

Mark Hertsgaard: It’s not politics, it’s science – Start Making Sense from @TheNation

Best Of The Left
Published on Sep 19, 2017

What is environmental racism and environmental justice? – #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell

Best Of The Left
Published on Sep 19, 2017

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Dr. Michael E. Mann on attribution science and the tactics of inaction and delay – Bradcast

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Published on Sep 19, 2017

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US rushes into liberated Syrian areas for access to rich oil fields – Fmr. Pentagon official

Published on Sep 19, 2017
RT America

The Syrian army – liberating the Deir ez-Zor region from terrorists – is facing strong resistance and massive fire from areas where armed opposition groups and US forces are stationed, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, and there was a close call this past Saturday. Syrian troops battling the Islamic state crossed the eastern bank of the Euphrates river injuring several US fighters with an air-strike. The Pentagon is now working on additional measures to ensure US and Russian battlefield commanders are able to directly communicate with one another. Michael Maloof, former Pentagon official, says the US has interest in rich oil fields in the area that’s why the US army is trying to strongly determine its presence in the area.

“Kerry Convening” Conference “Closing Plenary: Citizen Engagement & Activism ”

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“Kerry Convening” Conference “Closing Plenary: Citizen Engagement & Activism” Moderator: Secretary John Kerry Speaker: Leonardo DiCaprio, United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate

First Irma, now Maria. Here’s how U.S. territories are preparing for disaster

PBS NewsHour
Published on Sep 19, 2017
Hurricane Maria blasted the northern Caribbean with category 5 winds that devastated the islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica Monday night. The storm is now pushing toward the already storm-bruised U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Judy Woodruff speaks with U.S Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló about how these territories are preparing for another storm.

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattles Mexico City, Puebla

CGTN America
Published on Sep 19, 2017

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least two people, collapsing buildings and causing widespread panic less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country’s south. CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports.

U.N. Leader Gives Climate Warning as U.S. Continues Exit from Paris Agreement

Sep 19, 2017

At the United Nations, President Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn said Monday the U.S. would withdraw from the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord as planned. His comments came as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said climate should be a top priority at this year’s General Assembly.

Secretary-General António Guterres: “We see the consequences daily. We count the costs in lives, livelihoods, damaged economies. And since 2008—and you know better than me—some 20 million people a year have been forcibly displaced by floods, storms, fires and extreme temperature. But many more are on the move due to the droughts and sea level rise, and climate change is not a distant problem for future generations. It is here, it is now, and we need to deal with it.”

Category 5 Hurricane Maria Threatens Storm-Ravaged Caribbean

Sep 19, 2017

In the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria strengthened rapidly Monday over the warm waters of the Atlantic, growing from a Category 1 to a Category 5 storm in a single day, threatening Puerto Rico and other islands already suffering from Hurricane Irma’s landfall earlier this month. On Monday evening, the storm’s eye passed directly over Dominica, where Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit wrote online, “My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding.” He later said he’d been rescued, but that the island had been devastated. The storm also brought high winds and flooding to Guadeloupe, the staging ground for relief efforts for islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. Maria now threatens the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, with a possible direct hit as a major hurricane. The storm also prompted hurricane warnings in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, where residents scrambled to collect debris from massive damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Officials warn that shards of metal and glass from the rubble could be turned into deadly projectiles as Hurricane Maria passes.