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- Dave Montgomery – Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations September 28, 2022
- David Montgomery | Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology || Radcliffe In stitute September 28, 2022
- Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater | USA TODAY September 28, 2022
- Saving Venice | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS September 28, 2022
- Threats, Classroom Cameras & Politics: Why American Teachers Are Dropping Out | Amanpour and Company September 28, 2022
- Gurnah’s latest novel ‘Afterlives’ explores effects of colonial rule in East Africa September 28, 2022
- Sketches of the Amistad Captives & Contemporary Commemoration: Mondays at Beinecke, March 29, 2021 September 28, 2022
- Biden administration launches environmental justice office – The Boston Globe September 28, 2022
- The queen’s death raises questions over the future of the Commonwealth | 1A September 28, 2022
- The strain of censorship on public libraries – 1A September 28, 2022
- Historic General Assembly wraps with calls for action on nuclear arms | United Nations September 28, 2022
- Screening at Kenya-Uganda border for Ebola September 28, 2022
- Mondays at Beinecke Online: Chet Van Duzer on the Martellus Map | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 28, 2022
- The Last Word on the Vinland Map? | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 28, 2022
- How Do I Talk to a Climate Change Denier? | BU Today | Boston University September 28, 2022
- Is Big Oil Trying to Make Americans Hate Democrats? September 27, 2022
- Pakistan floods: Time running out for families in Sindh – BBC News September 27, 2022
- Warm waters turbocharge Hurricane Ian September 27, 2022
- Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map: Kirsten A. Seaver September 27, 2022
- Yale putting high-tech tests to its controversial Vinland Map | YaleNews September 27, 2022
- The Vinland Map Saga: An Interview with Author John Paul Floyd September 27, 2022
- Kirsten Seaver on Father Josef Fischer (1858 – 1944) and the forgery of the Vinland Map September 27, 2022
- Maddow: Endgame Of GOP Undermining Elections Is To Evade Accountability To Voters September 27, 2022
- Jan. 6 Committee Member Slams GOP For Conspiracy Theories September 27, 2022
- ‘Let’s Get Right To The Violence’: Roger Stone In New Documentary Footage September 27, 2022
- “Immoral & Sinful”: Bishop Barber Blasts Mississippi Gov. for Failing to Protect Jackson’s Water September 27, 2022
- Strengthening Hurricane Ian Puts 19 Million People At Risk September 27, 2022
- Global weather events and climate change September 27, 2022
- Basil Davidson_Africa September 27, 2022
- America’s climate havens of the future | On Point September 27, 2022
- The World in Maps, 1400-1600 September 26, 2022
- The climate crisis: A masterclass with academics, journalists and activists | The Guardian Members September 26, 2022
- Who’s really using up the water in the American West? September 26, 2022
- Storm Fiona: Heavy rainfall continues along Canada’s east coast September 26, 2022
- Donating to an ActionAid emergency appeal: where your money goes September 26, 2022
- Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Indigenous peoples have survived an apocalypse’ • FRANCE 24 English September 26, 2022
- LIVE: Tracking Hurricane Ian | NBC News September 26, 2022
- Climate – The Boston Globe September 26, 2022
- Houses washed into sea as Storm Fiona batters Canada – BBC News September 25, 2022
- Italy’s right-wing, led by neo-fascist Meloni, wins election, exit polls say • FRANCE 24 English September 25, 2022
- United in Action: Holistic Climate Solutions Summit September 25, 2022
- Read the full Climate Change 2021 report by the UN’s IPCC – The Boston Globe September 25, 2022
- The FRONTLINE Dispatch: How American Democracy Reached a Moment of ‘Existential Crisis’ September 25, 2022
- Reforestation Solution: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration September 24, 2022
- Tree Announcement – 9/21/22 September 24, 2022
- Groundwater Trust Forum Promo September 24, 2022
- Category 5 Typhoon Noru still intensifying | Ian a hurricane threat | Force Thirteen Live September 24, 2022
- Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast September 24, 2022
- Tracking the tropics September 24, 2022
- Tracking the Tropics: Why Gulf Coast meteorologists are keeping close eye on tropical wave in Atlantic September 24, 2022
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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