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- The US’ Position as the Dominant Capitalist Power Is Changing – Richard Wolff Global Capitalism June 23, 2021
- How Does America Solve Its “Fake News” Crisis? June 23, 2021
- Global Capitalism: Biden’s Economic Plans and Likely Results May 2021 June 23, 2021
- The End of American Exceptionalism June 23, 2021
- Book at Lunchtime: Why We Need The Humanities June 23, 2021
- Book at Lunchtime: The Prospect of Global History June 23, 2021
- Book at Lunchtime: Real Oxford June 23, 2021
- Jail: Profits Over People • Racially Charged • BRAVE NEW FILMS (BNF) June 22, 2021
- NHDES – Emergency Drought Assistance Team: Recipient of the 2021 EBC Award for Government Leadership June 22, 2021
- Putin Applauds NBC Journo For Admitting That West Fooled Russia About NATO Expansion To The East! June 22, 2021
- What Explains China’s Historic Mission to Set Up Its Own Space Station | CRUX DECODES June 22, 2021
- The $7BN Megaproject to Save Venice June 22, 2021
- The Unstoppable Growth of China’s High-Speed Rail Network June 22, 2021
- Means of Extinction: Loss of Aerosol Masking June 22, 2021
- Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830: J. H. Elliott June 21, 2021
- The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830–1970: John Darwin June 21, 2021
- Atmospheric CO2 levels highest in 4 million years June 21, 2021
- The Age of Wood: Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization: Roland Ennos June 21, 2021
- China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa: Howard W. French June 21, 2021
- The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa: Ching Kwan Lee June 21, 2021
- The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire: William Dalrymple June 21, 2021
- British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series) | Stephen Foster June 21, 2021
- A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism: Jairus Banaji June 21, 2021
- How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800: Jonathan Scott June 21, 2021
- The Idea of Development in Africa (New Approaches to African History): Corrie Decker June 21, 2021
- Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766: Fred Anderson June 21, 2021
- Islands and the British Empire in the Age of Sail (Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series): Douglas Hamilton, John McAleer June 21, 2021
- History of the World Map by Map: DK, Smithsonian Institution June 21, 2021
- Earth emerges from shadow in Nasa time lapse of astronauts installing solar panels June 20, 2021
- Schumer to Biden: “You can cancel student loan debt with a flick of a pen” June 20, 2021
- Astronauts Pesquet, Kimbrough tackle ISS solar panel work in new spacewalk June 20, 2021
- Will This Make Critical Race Theory Critics Cry? June 20, 2021
- Blast off: China launches first crewed mission to Tiangong space station June 20, 2021
- Half a million Covid deaths in Brazil as calls grow for President to be impeached – BBC News June 20, 2021
- China’s trillion dollar plan for world domination June 20, 2021
- What is the Belt and Road initiative? | CNBC Explains June 20, 2021
- What You Need To Know About The Delta Variant of Covid-19 June 20, 2021
- ISS astronauts make second spacewalk to install powerful solar panels June 20, 2021
- Europe Refused To Side With Biden To Provoke China! June 20, 2021
- Charles Eisenstein (USA) World Localization Day 2021 June 20, 2021
- Local Food Feasts – World Localization Day 2021 June 19, 2021
- World Refugee Day – UN Chief June 19, 2021
- Dangerous heat wave expected to sear the West June 19, 2021
- Excessive heat threatens millions across Western U.S. June 19, 2021
- Western U.S. gripped by drought and wildfire threat during record heat wave June 19, 2021
- State of Emergency Declared In California Due to Extreme Heat, Power System Concerns June 19, 2021
- Disaster Capitalism: Puerto Rico Plunged into Darkness After Privatization of Electric Utility June 19, 2021
- NATO Ramps Up Rhetoric Against China & Russia. Is Biden Leading the U.S. into a New Cold War? June 19, 2021
- NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison as Family Pushes Biden to Pardon Her June 19, 2021
- “Here I Am”: Meet a Descendant of One of 272 Enslaved People Sold on June 19, 1838, by Georg etown U. June 19, 2021
Daily Archives: February 15, 2018
Posted by Maura Welch 66gp on August 04, 2016
This week Greenovate hosted a webinar about Boston’s climate preparedness project, Climate Ready Boston. Here are the key takeaways from the webinar – and some tips for how you and your community can prepare for a changing climate.
Climate Ready Boston brings the region’s top climate scientists together in order to project what climate change will look like in Boston. It provides local residents and policymakers with the best possible information to prepare for the changes ahead – including rising seas and extreme weather events.
[Watch the Greenovate climate preparedness project webinar:]
This week, more than 80 of you tuned in to learn more about Climate Ready Boston in Greenovate’s first-ever webinar. Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space Austin Blackmon and climate Preparedness Program Manager Mia Goldwasser explained how climate change is projected to affect our city and answered many of your questions about how the city is working to prepare for them.
See further Greenovate climate links, as well as information on related 8-week lecture/discussion course:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
We’re on a jet stream rollercoaster.
Vicky Autrey’s town in eastern North Carolina started off the new year cold and snowy.
A little snow isn’t unheard of in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Autrey said that her town, located 30 miles northeast of Raleigh, can usually expect a few dustings a year. The most recent winter storm brought four inches of snow to her backyard.
But the weirdest thing about this winter this year, Autrey said, isn’t the snow. It’s the cold.
“We’re normally mild. We don’t usually get cold like we had this last time,” Autrey said. “It stayed that way for days and days.”
Persistent cold forced schools in her area to delay start times by two hours, and when Autrey’s granddaughter came over to go sledding, her hair froze.
“I said, ‘You better make sure that you thaw that. Don’t like twist it or you’re going to have a cool haircut,’” Autrey said.
A Cape Town resident collecting water in January.CreditJoao Silva/The New York Times
By Justin Gillis Feb. 15, 2018
The Trump administration is seeking to withdraw the United States from the international accord reached in Paris in 2015 to fight climate change. It is trying to rescind regulations on the issue. It has even scrubbed mentions of global warming from government websites. Yet its attempt to suppress the facts has not entirely succeeded, with federal agencies continuing to issue warnings, including in a major climate report published last year.
The latest climate alarm came this week in a Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Here is what the document, issued by Daniel R. Coats, the director of national intelligence, said about climate change and other environmental problems, with my annotations:
A real problem
The impacts of the long-term trends toward a warming climate, more air pollution, biodiversity loss, and water scarcity are likely to fuel economic and social discontent — and possibly upheaval — through 2018.
Only six weeks into the year, this is already coming true. Cape Town, the second-largest city in South Africa, is so low on water after an extended drought that it may be forced to shut off the taps in early April. Water scarcity is a factor in the violent conflicts in Syria and Yemen, and in both countries, control of water supplies is being used as a weapon of war.
Climate change could have an even worse impact on Boston than previously expected – The Boston Globe
Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought -0:40
By David Abel Globe Staff June 22, 2016
The consequences of climate change on Boston are expected to be far more calamitous than previous studies have suggested, a new report commissioned by the city says.
In the worst-case scenario, sea levels could rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century — nearly twice what was previously predicted — plunging about 30 percent of Boston under water. Temperatures in 2070 could exceed 90 degrees for 90 days a year, compared with an average of 11 days now.
And changes in precipitation could mean a 50 percent decline in annual snowfall, punctuated by more frequent heavy storms such as nor’easters.
A flock of geese take flight at Lost Lake on the San Joaquin River in Fresno, Calif. on October 2, 2015. (Los Angeles Times)
By Jacques Leslie Feb 14, 2018 | 4:05 AM
On the eve of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, the Trump administration delivered a churlish anniversary present: It gutted the law.
Three days before Christmas, the U.S. Interior Department quietly issued a reinterpretation of the law, effective immediately. It freed private interests — most notably, energy companies — from criminal prosecutions and fines for the deaths of migratory birds killed by industrial practices.
The opinion is such an outlier that 17 former high-ranking government conservation officials, representing both parties, sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke denouncing it as a “new, contrived legal standard that creates a huge loophole in the MBTA, allowing companies to engage in activities that routinely kill migratory birds.” Signers of the letter included five of the six living former U.S. Fish and Wildlife directors and seven of the eight former migratory bird management chiefs who served under Presidents Nixon through Obama.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act has provided the foundation of federal protection for birds in the United States since it was enacted in 1918.
- California faces a cascade of catastrophes as sea level rises, Los Angeles Times
- Will Self-Driving Cars Usher in a Transportation Utopia or Dystopia?, Yale Environment 360
- Keeping California’s dirty oil in the ground would be Jerry Brown’s most powerful legacy, Los Angeles Times
- Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet, New York Times Sunday Review
- Four dams in the West are coming down— a victory wrapped in a defeat for smart water policy, Los Angeles Times
The Jimmy Dore Show
Published on May 13, 2016
Bernie Sanders told Alan Greenspan in 2003 that he is “way out of touch with the needs of the middle class and working families of our country.” Mr. Greenspan responded with characteristic smugness. Five years later, Alan Greenspan admitted he found a “flaw” in his economic model. Part 2 (Alan Greenspan’s Wife Goes After Bernie) ▶ https://youtu.be/Eol7sz8ioW4 Part 3 ▶ https://youtu.be/vKaRwQeJuIU Jimmy Dore breaks it down.
Published on Dec 1, 2017
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