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- Covering Coronavirus: United States of Conspiracy | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site May 28, 2020
- Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on challenges in farming during pandemic (FULL STREAM 5/27) May 28, 2020
- Will coronavirus end? Covid-19 may become endemic and last years – The Washington Post May 28, 2020
- Greta Thunberg | COP 25 High Level Event on Climate Emergency | Extinction Rebellion May 28, 2020
- 2020 Harvard Extension School Virtual Graduation Ceremony May 28, 2020
- A new coronavirus crisis: Cities and towns face financial peril as pandemic drags on May 28, 2020
- The Trump campaign is creating an alternate reality online about coronavirus | The Fact Checker May 28, 2020
- Ask A Scientist LIVE Ep3: Agroecology: can we feed the world without destroying it? May 28, 2020
- “We feel forgotten”: Detainees face horrid carceral conditions amid COVID-19 May 28, 2020
- Coronavirus outbreak: WHO warns from COVID-19 threats on access to vaccines globally | FULL May 28, 2020
- Why are some Western countries so nervous about the national security legislation for Hong Kong? May 28, 2020
- Mike Pompeo: The dark side of the Trump administration May 28, 2020
- WHO Says Covid-19 ‘May Never Go Away’ May 28, 2020
- Webinar: ‘The Future of Land Cover, Land Management and Climate Change’ May 28, 2020
- No Health Without Mental Health: Denny Morrison at TEDxBloomington May 28, 2020
- Mental Health for All by Involving All | Vikram Patel | TED Talks May 28, 2020
- Robert Reich: While Average Americans Struggle, Major Corporations Are Coming Out Ahead During The Pandemic May 28, 2020
- Florida Hit With Extreme Flooding As Sea Levels Rise | NowThis May 27, 2020
- How COVID-19 is Changing Restaurants May 27, 2020
- South Africa’s Mental Health Care Falls By Wayside During Coronavirus Pandemic May 27, 2020
- Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series: COVID-19 and the African Economy | Harvard University Center for African Studies May 27, 2020
- Maps of Africa to 1900 | Digital Collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library May 27, 2020
- The Land Institute: James Bowden, Soil Ecology – Technician Takeover May 27, 2020
- President Trump Plays Golf as COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 100,000 | Amanpour and Company May 27, 2020
- FRGND Interview with Dave Chapman May 27, 2020
- The Land Institute: Spencer Barriball, Perennial Legumes – Technician Takeover May 27, 2020
- Expert: Fact-checking Trump tweets ‘appropriate’ May 27, 2020
- Will We Have to Purge the Republican Party To Save America? May 27, 2020
- What John Maynard Keynes Can Teach Us About The Coronavirus Crisis May 27, 2020
- WATCH LIVE: Answers to your questions on summer plans during the coronavirus pandemic May 27, 2020
- The 2020 James Beard Award Nominees | James Beard Foundation May 27, 2020
- Taco Chronicles | Netflix Official Site May 27, 2020
- 4p1000 Initiative May 27, 2020
- Seth Itzkan 4p1000 Presentation May 14, 2020 May 27, 2020
- Noam Chomsky – Manufacturing Consent May 26, 2020
- Yuval Noah Harari: Workplace Automation & the “Useless Class” May 26, 2020
- Yuval Noah Harari: “An algorithm that knows you better than you know yourself” May 26, 2020
- A.I. is as threatening as climate change and nuclear war, says philosopher Yuval Noah Harar May 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: Yuval Noah Harari, philosopher and historian, on the legacy of Covid-19 – BBC HARDtalk May 26, 2020
- The Spread of Disinformation and the 2020 Election | Amanpour and Company | Amanpour and Company May 26, 2020
- Some Universities Are About to Be “Walking Dead” | Amanpour and Company May 26, 2020
- Study Warns 1.1 Million Children Could Die as Pandemic Interrupts Access to Food & Medical Care May 26, 2020
- Trump’s anti-coronavirus farce May 26, 2020
- How COVID-19 hurts the fight against measles and other diseases May 26, 2020
- What future for universities? Coronavirus upends higher learning May 26, 2020
- The Story Of Coronavirus Whistleblowers in the U.S. May 26, 2020
- Climate activism in the age of COVID-19 May 26, 2020
- “Diarrhea, Dehydration, Hunger, Exhaustion”: India’s Rural Poor Suffer Most Under Lockdown May 26, 2020
- Photojournalist: Bolsonaro is destroying institutions, committing genocide on Indigenous groups May 26, 2020
- Twitter fact-checks Trump’s tweets for first time, Trump fires back May 26, 2020
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.