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- African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa: Michael Gomez January 17, 2022
- African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic (The Early Modern Americas): Herman L. Bennett, January 17, 2022
- White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa: Susan Williams January 17, 2022
- Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana: Sandra E. Greene January 17, 2022
- African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 2, Essays on Sources and Methods: Alice Bellagamba, Sandra E. Greene, Martin A. Klein January 17, 2022
- African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 1, The Sources:: Alice Bellagamba, Sandra E. Greene, Klein, Martin A. Klein, January 17, 2022
- West African Narratives of Slavery: Texts from Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Ghana: Sandra E. Greene January 17, 2022
- Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition: Sandra E. Greene January 17, 2022
- A History of Indigenous Slavery in Ghana From the 15th to the 19th Century: Akosua Adoma Perbi January 17, 2022
- Kwame Akoto-Bamfo and Building Restorative Justice Across the African Diaspora – Monument Lab – Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann January 17, 2022
- Kwame Akoto-Bamfo: ‘You see the faces of our ancestors’ – BBC News January 17, 2022
- ‘India felt shockwaves too,’ reveals IMD: Why Tonga’s volcanic eruption was a big event | Explained January 17, 2022
- Hunga Tonga Volcano Eruption Update; The Island and its Volcano are Gone January 17, 2022
- Tonga volcano eruption damage unclear, communications cut off | DW News January 17, 2022
- Tonga calls for ‘immediate aid’ as another large eruption detected | Volcano January 17, 2022
- Tonga tsunami cuts off nearly all island communications – BBC News January 17, 2022
- How Do We Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s? January 17, 2022
- Protesters in Nigeria say its in retaliation for xenophobic attacks in S. Africa January 17, 2022
- What Did Nigerians Do To Deserve The Xenophobic Attacks By South Africans? January 17, 2022
- Xenophobia Attack On Nigerians In South Africa January 17, 2022
- Exploring the History & Cultures of Ghana, Africa & The Atlantic World January 17, 2022
- The Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith January 17, 2022
- A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies: Bartolome de Las Casas, Nigel Griffin, Anthony Pagden January 17, 2022
- Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (Reinterpreting History: How Historical Assessments Change over Time): Jack P. Greene, Philip D. Morgan January 17, 2022
- Vandana Shiva Interviewed by Miguel Robles Forum on Traditional Medicine of Chiapas January 17, 2022
- How the Tonga volcano has been felt around the world January 17, 2022
- Tsunami cuts off communication with Tonga, extent of damage unknown January 17, 2022
- Tonga calls for ‘immediate aid’ after volcanic eruption, tsunami January 17, 2022
- Former Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies aged 76 January 17, 2022
- Life And Death Really Does Boil Down To Food Choices That We Make – Kim Williams, MD January 16, 2022
- The internet of everything – Our relationship with the internet| DW Documentary January 16, 2022
- US races to meet climate goals under Paris Agreement January 16, 2022
- The Manuscripts and Intellectual Legacy of Timbuktu January 15, 2022
- Rachel Engmann, Hampshire College – The Archaeology of the Slaver in Eighteenth Cent ury Ghana – The Academic Minute January 15, 2022
- Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’ is emotional for descendants on both sides of t he slave trade | The World from PRX January 15, 2022
- 2018 African leader apologize for selling us into slavery….we want land in Africa January 15, 2022
- A professor with Ghanaian roots unearths a slave castle’s history — and he r own | The World from PRX January 15, 2022
- Boston Calling – 400 years – BBC Sounds January 15, 2022
- MLK Day, 4pm ET: Building Restorative Justice Across the African Diaspora with Kwame Akoto-Bamfo January 15, 2022
- President Obama in Ghana at the Cape Coast Dungeons – Parts 1&2 January 15, 2022
- Cape Coast Castle HD Tour January 15, 2022
- Christianborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP) January 15, 2022
- Explore the Osu Castle with an official of the Museums and Monuments Board January 15, 2022
- Archaeological Excavation in Osu Castle, Accra-Ghana: Recounting Ghana’s History January 15, 2022
- Up-close with Prof. Ama Asaa Engmann. (PhD Stanford University) January 15, 2022
- “The Coming Coup”: Ari Berman on Republican Efforts to Steal Future Electi ons January 14, 2022
- Last Year’s Overall Climate Was Shaped by Warming-Driven Heat Extremes Around th e Globe – Inside Climate News January 14, 2022
- “Who We Are”: New Film Chronicles History of Racism in America Amid Grow ing Attack on Voting Rights January 14, 2022
- John Nichols on How “Coronavirus Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers” Hurt World’s Res ponse to COVID-19 January 14, 2022
- Long-term global warming fuels extreme weather, analysis shows January 14, 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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