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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 16, 2018
A public platform for the exchange of news and views about the climate change challenges facing Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding areas of New York, New England and the Gulf of Maine. This is one of a series of programs produced by the Citizen-Science Online Learning Initiative (CSOLI).
See related 2018 lecture/discussion course on Boston’s Climate Vulnerability and its supporting resource and reference material at:
Harvard Extension School
Published on Jun 23, 2010
Professor Jack Spengler pays homage to two key leaders in conservation and discusses how “local” communities are defined today and Harvard’s role in using its resources to benefit them. Spengler is the Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at Harvard and director of the Extension School’s Graduate Program in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Part 1 of 11. Harvard Extension School Centennial Environmental panel: Sustaining our Earth’s Ecosystems April 14, 210 On-campus and online environmental studies courses at Harvard Extension School cover sustainability, environmental management, climate change, public health, green business, and more. We also have a Sustainability and Environmental Management Graduate Program and a sustainability certificate. Visit http://www.extension.harvard.edu for details.
Yes, this really happened Tuesday in Fort Belknap, Montana, thanks to Chinook winds causing the temperature to rise from an early-morning low of minus 37 degrees to an afternoon high of 45 degrees, a temperature change of 82 degrees in less than 24 hours. Fort Belknap is in northern Montana, about 135 miles northeast of Great Falls.
At a Glance
- The temperature in Fort Belknap, Montana, rose 82 degrees from the morning low (minus 37) to the afternoon high (45 degrees).
- Chinook winds were the cause of the drastic temperature change.
- Other incredible temperature swings have occurred in past years, mainly in the Plains and High Plains.
Feb 13, 2018
In West Virginia, lawmakers are under fire for ordering the removal of a citizen from the state Capitol, after she called out the names of state politicians who’ve accepted campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry. Lissa Lucas was speaking Friday during a public comment session at the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee.
Lissa Lucas: “The people who are going to be speaking in favor of this bill are all going to be paid by the industry, and the people who are going to be voting on this bill are also often paid by the industry. For example—and I have to keep it short, simply because the public only gets a minute 45, while lobbyists can throw a gala at the Marriott, with whisky and wine, and talk for hours to the delegates. So, to keep it short, on the Judiciary Committee, Charlotte Lane, about $10,000 from gas and oil interests, including AEP, Marathon, FirstEnergy, Dominion, EQT—and I could go on.”
As Lucas listed the names of other lawmakers who’ve received campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, Republican committee chair John Shott had her microphone cut and ordered her to be physically removed.
In the South Pacific, the island nation of Tonga was left devastated Monday after a major cyclone made landfall, leveling homes, flooding neighborhoods and flattening the kingdom’s Parliament building. Tropical Cyclone Gita arrived Monday evening with winds of 145 miles per hour—far higher than forecasters had predicted. The storm made landfall as a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds sea level rise due to human-driven climate change is happening now, as ice from Antarctica and Greenland melts at an accelerated rate. The report found sea levels have risen by an average of nearly 3 inches over the past quarter-century. The storm in Tonga is the worst in more than 60 years.
President Trump unveiled his $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday, proposing deep cuts to education, healthcare and social safety net programs—while massively increasing the Pentagon’s budget.
Trump’s plan would slash the Department of Education’s budget by more than 10 percent. It would sharply reduce income-based student loan repayment plans, while ending the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Trump’s budget would cut more than $17 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—or SNAP—barring food stamp recipients from buying fresh fruit and vegetables, and instead providing only a boxed food delivery program. The budget would also phase out federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports public and community radio and TV stations.
This comes as McClatchy reports the Trump administration is considering a plan that would not only impose work requirements for Medicaid enrollees, but which would also put a lifetime limit on adults’ access to Medicaid.
Meanwhile, Trump’s budget would see a 13 percent rise in spending on weapons and war, bringing the Pentagon’s budget to $686 billion. The administration says its plan would add $7.1 trillion to U.S. budget deficits over the next decade, though many economists say that number relies on rosy projections. The budget comes less than two months after Trump signed into law one of the largest tax cuts in U.S. history—one that overwhelmingly favors the wealthiest Americans.
America Abroad February 06, 2018
When is leaking documents and revealing secrets worth the potential security risks? This hour, we’ll talk about when document leaks are legal, when they are morally justified, and when they aren’t — how, at times, they’ve put lives in danger.
We’ll look at the balance of protecting national security versus freedom of the press and the responsibility of journalists once they obtain leaked documents.
Beyond our borders, we’ll look at the extraordinary measures China takes to suppress secrets; how Finland is grappling with its first major leak; and how military leaders in Pakistan may have used a leak for their own political advantage. Finally we’ll examine what it takes for a leaked document to ignite a political movement.
Featuring interviews with:
Gen. Michael Hayden – former director of the CIA and NSA
Jameel Jaffer – executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
RB Brenner – director of the journalism school at the University of Texas, Austin
Heather Conley – director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hardy Merriman – president of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
Juan Zarate – former deputy national security advisor under President George W. Bush