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- 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Meets U.K. Lawmakers April 24, 2019
- Melting Arctic Permafrost Set to Cost the World $70 Trillion April 24, 2019
- Floods and Mudslides Kill At Least 33 in South Africa April 24, 2019
- Watchdog Launches Ethics Probe into Top Interior Department Officials April 24, 2019
- Help Wanted: More climate storytellers » Yale Climate Connections April 24, 2019
- 16-year-old Greta Thurnberg talks to MPs about climate ptrotests April 24, 2019
- Indigenous Issues Forum – Press Conference (22 April 2019) April 24, 2019
- This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities April 23, 2019
- Greta Thunberg at Guardian Live: ‘This is an emergency’ April 23, 2019
- ‘Our future was sold’: Greta Thunberg tells MPs April 23, 2019
- The Belt and Road: Across Mountains and Seas April 23, 2019
- Why is Belt and Road gaining in popularity April 23, 2019
- Red Star, Blue Water: A Ship shape Industry April 23, 2019
- 2019 Climate Teach In April 23, 2019
- To stop global catastrophe, we must believe in humans again | Bill McKibben | Opinion | The Guardian April 23, 2019
- “A Message from the Future with AOC”: New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal April 23, 2019
- Polly Higgins, Who Sought to Make Ecocide an International Crime, Dies Aged 50 April 23, 2019
- “Extinction Rebellion” Arrests in London Top 1,000 as Climate Campaign Conti nues April 23, 2019
- Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Even Faster Than Feared Due to Warming Climate April 23, 2019
- We Don’t Have Time – with Mårten Thorslund & Greta Thunberg April 23, 2019
- Climate Education is Screwed Up! April 23, 2019
- Leasing the Rain | The New Yorker April 23, 2019
- Conversations with Great Minds – Guy McPherson / Human Extinction in our Lifetime? April 23, 2019
- The Extinction Domino Effect That Could Annihilate Life on Earth Has Already Started April 23, 2019
- Cadillac Desert – 1. Mulhollands Dream (1 of 9) April 23, 2019
- Greta Thunberg speaks to Donald Trump April 23, 2019
- The Ogallala Aquifer of the Texas High Plains: A Race Against Time April 23, 2019
- Life Expectancy of The Ogallala April 23, 2019
- The Ogallala Aquifer April 23, 2019
- Water Scarcity on the Texas High Plains: The Ogallala Aquifer April 23, 2019
- Pumped Dry: A race to the bottom of the Ogallala in Kansas April 22, 2019
- PUMPED DRY: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater April 22, 2019
- Reconstruction – America After the Civil War April 22, 2019
- Mother Earth Day 2019 – Remarks by General Assembly President April 22, 2019
- 9/11: An Architect’s Guide | Part 1: World Trade Center 7 (5/2/19 webinar – R Gage) April 22, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion: Will protests against climate change force a response? – BBC Newsnight April 22, 2019
- Dallas Goldtooth: Hold Banks Accountable for Financing Climate Chaos & Violating Indigenous Rights April 22, 2019
- At Easter Egg roll, Trump disputes Mueller report April 22, 2019
- Greta Thunberg full speech at Extinction Rebellion protest in London April 22, 2019
- Christiana Figueres in support of Extinction Rebellion April 22, 2019
- Our Mother Earth Says #MeToo April 22, 2019
- Scientists’ Warning at Foresight Group, EU Commission April 22, 2019
- Greta Thunberg, “Together we are making a difference” – Marble Arch – Extinction Rebellion – Apr21st April 22, 2019
- Why we think it’s OK to cheat and steal (sometimes) | Dan Ariely April 21, 2019
- International Rebellion – Day 2 (April 16th) – Extinction Rebellion April 21, 2019
- BBC Victoria Derbyshire – Extinction Rebellion April 21, 2019
- Thousands Gather at Marble Arch to Hear Greta Thunberg – Extinction Rebellion – Apr21st April 21, 2019
- BBC News Live – Heathrow – Youth ask, “Are We The Last Generation?” – Extinction Rebellion April 21, 2019
- ESA and climate change April 21, 2019
- Climate Change: Sunita Narain on Adaptation to the new normal April 21, 2019
Daily Archives: November 2, 2017
Republican tax policy focuses on one central idea: If you cut taxes, the economy will grow. Now the man who helped write that doctrine says it’s a myth. Bruce Bartlett, author of “The Truth Matters,” was an economic policy adviser for presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. And during the 1980s, he championed the idea that tax cuts would equal growth in the economy. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Bartlett debunks the myth that, as he puts it, he helped create. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Bartlett about the GOP tax myth and why it’s lasted so long.
Kai Ryssdal: Do me a favor and remind us what the Republican tax myth is.
Bruce Bartlett: The biggest Republican tax myth is that we had vast prosperity in the 1980s that dwarfed the growth in any other time period and that was totally and exclusively the result of the 1981 tax cut. And this is just total mythology. Real economic growth in the 1980s was less than it was in the 1970s or the 1990s.
Ryssdal: And yet, now here we are, a generation or more later, and tax cuts are still, you write, the go-to solution for Republicans.
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By Scott Tong November 01, 2017 | 4:24 PMThe EPA yesterday installed new science advisers, who run panels to assess the latest findings on, say, pollution and asthma for the agency. These boards are billed as the top independent experts in the field, but the advisers announced today have histories of siding with chemical makers, oil, gas and pesticide firms. So, who will they be looking out for when they meet and advise the regulators?
Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying before Congress this week about propaganda on their networks. Misinformation on social media has been aimed at creating division and unrest, especially around race. And as Facebook’s general counsel said on Tuesday, that’s still happening. For instance, fake Facebook accounts created by Russian operatives encouraged violence against Black Lives Matter protesters. Another one called Blacktivist suggested violence and protests against police.
Karsonya Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of communication at Loyola University. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talked with her about how online propaganda influences our real-life interactions and how much responsibility social media companies should bear. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation.
Molly Wood: Do you think these accounts were used to exacerbate racial tensions? Do you think that’s the case, and did it work?
Karsonya Wise Whitehead: I think that is the case. I mean we’re at a moment in time when racial tensions have been heightened for the past year. And I think that anything you add in to stir up the pot, to keep people upset, to further divide people, it’s going to be pretty successful at this moment in time.
Wood: And then what about trust in social media? One of the fake accounts that’s used as a big example was essentially sort of a Black Lives Matter account that was not real, but had more followers than the actual Black Lives Matter page. How does it affect trust when you think that you’re gathering in this online community with people that you want to talk to and then you find out they’re not real?
By Kai Ryssdal, Bridget Bodnar, and Emily Henderson November 01, 2017 | 2:59 PM
Tyson Foods isn’t just Tyson Chicken. The company includes Jimmy Dean sausages, Hillshire Farm and Ball Park franks. Tyson is a big food producer, right at the top of America’s corporate food chain. Earlier this year, the company pledged to eliminate the use of antibiotics in poultry sold with the Tyson label. Tom Hayes, Tyson’s president and CEO spoke to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal from Arkansas, where his company is based. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.
Kai Ryssdal: When you took over this gig a year-ish ago, what were the first couple of things you were thinking you had to do for this company?
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In an exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Robert Ballard, Ocean scientist of Titanic fame, discusses global warming. “It’s too late…all the ice is going to melt,” says Ballard. Yet he says we should still reduce our carbon footprint and limit population growth. Join the conversation at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresh-D…
Natural cycle or Human impact? “It’s both,” says Ballard. “Whenever you have a tremendous controversy both sides tend to be right and wrong. You do have the natural interglacial warming that were experiencing, but you are increasing the severity of it with the human footprint.” See www.freshdialogues.com for more exclusive green interviews: Paul Krugman, Tom Friedman,
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Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization: Nayan Chanda
Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world.
For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.
In the end, globalization―from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires―is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe.
Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.