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- The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date: Samuel Arbesman October 28, 2020
- Footprints of War: Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books): David Biggs October 28, 2020
- Disturbed Forests, Fragmented Memories: Jarai and Other Lives in the Cambodian Highlands (Culture, Place, and Nature): Jonathan Padwe, K. Sivaramakrishnan October 28, 2020
- Bomb Children: Life in the Former Battlefields of Laos: Leah Zani October 28, 2020
- The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development October 28, 2020
- Introduction to 3D Modeling and Scanning, Fall 2020 Digital Scholarship Workshop October 28, 2020
- Hist Lit Research Process: Finding Historical Maps October 28, 2020
- Information Literacy for the Historian October 28, 2020
- Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It: Tom Philpott October 28, 2020
- Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC October 27, 2020
- Why Are Christian Leaders Walking Away from Their Faith? October 27, 2020
- Scientists measuring marine health as metric for climate change October 27, 2020
- Does Nigeria Need Restructuring? What Are The Major Problems Of Nigeria? #ENDSARS October 27, 2020
- The Blacks in Canada: A History: Robin W. Winks October 27, 2020
- Sen. Whitehouse Gives Presentation On ‘Dark Money’ Influence On Supreme Court Nomination | MSNBC October 26, 2020
- Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks climate change is happening October 26, 2020
- WATCH: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s opening statement in Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearing October 26, 2020
- WATCH: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks during hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett October 26, 2020
- The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade October 26, 2020
- New Report Highlights,30 Recommendations to Make,Coastal Communities More Resilient October 26, 2020
- Environmental Humanities – Yale October 26, 2020
- Trump administration says coronavirus pandemic will not be contained October 25, 2020
- Food Futures: The Choices Facing Us Now October 25, 2020
- Christian Leaders Speak Out Against The President | Morning Joe | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- TRUMP SLAMS REPORTER, WALKS OUT OF 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW | ticker October 25, 2020
- Cohen: ‘There Will Never Be A Peaceful Transition Of Power’ | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- Expert on Trump’s Executive Order Enabling Him To Fire Fauci | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- OUR FUTURE OUR PLANET: FEATURING MARK RUFFALO (8PM ET) October 25, 2020
- Textiles in the West African Coastal Trade Prior to to European Economic Penetration & Displacement October 25, 2020
- Hunting ‘Death’ – Boko Haram | Short Doc October 25, 2020
- Trump’s America | DW Documentar y October 25, 2020
- Christopher de la Torre – IMDb October 25, 2020
- “It’s Criminal”: Biden Slams Trump as Gov’t Can’t Find Parents of 54 5 Children Separated At Border October 25, 2020
- Trump Lies About COVID-19 Risks & Vaccine at Debate as Pandemic Is Tied to 300K Excess U.S. Deaths October 25, 2020
- Why scientists are so worried about this glacier October 25, 2020
- Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Election October 25, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 23, 2020 October 24, 2020
- The Future Tsunami That Could Destroy the US East Coast October 23, 2020
- What is Climate Change? | Start Here October 23, 2020
- #AGU20: What to expect from Fall Meeting October 23, 2020
- SHE IS THE OCEAN – virtual Bay Area premiere October 23, 2020
- SHE IS THE OCEAN – Official Trailer October 23, 2020
- The Vow: Official Trailer | HBO October 23, 2020
- The Square Official Trailer #1 (2013) – Documentary October 23, 2020
- The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix October 23, 2020
- Researchers unveil roadmap for a carbon neutral China by 2060 – China Dialogue October 23, 2020
- Uncle Juan Carlos: A Preventable COVID-19 Tragedy • Vote 2020 October 22, 2020
- Highlights of Donald Trump’s Leaked Interview with ’60 Minutes’ | NowThis October 22, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
- “A Barrett Confirmation Is a Catastrophe”: What Democrats Can Do to Block Trump’s Supreme Court Pick October 22, 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.
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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