Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

Noam Chomsky – Why The World Hates America

Mechaghostman2Published on Dec 6, 2017

Noam Chomsky goes over all of the unethical and illegal aggressions that American presidents have taken in the past 100 or so years.

Noam Chomsky Interview About the Iraq War BBC – Emperors & the Pirates

Dexter Webster
Published on Nov 27, 2013

BBC – American Revolutionary: Noam Chomsky talks to Francine Stock. In this 2003 BBC4 programme Francine stock does a quick recap of Noam Chomsky’s career as a pre-eminent figure in the field of linguistics and outspoken controversial political activist. But the main interview explores his critiques of western imperialist amp; corporate power and how he views it as being maintained through the media as well as advocating the use of popular world opinion as a potent counterforce in opposing the powerful elites and their servants.

Noam Chomsky – Do the Powerful Know What’s Going On?

Chomsky’s Philosophy
Published on Oct 19, 2015

Noam Chomsky – Manufacturing Consent

Chomsky’s Philosophy
Published on Oct 15, 2015

Summary of Chomsky’s analyses on how the corporate media functions. Excerpt from the documentary “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media” (1992). Watch the whole thing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHa6N…

Risk of water shortages for England warns Environment Agency – BBC News

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent
23 May 2018

Its new report says enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day.

Population growth and the impact of climate change are expected to add to supply pressures.

The agency wants people to have a personal water target and has urged them to use water more wisely at home.

The study, the first major report on water resources in England, says that population growth and climate change are the biggest pressures on a system that is already struggling.

In 2016, some 9,500 billion litres of freshwater were taken from rivers, lakes, reservoirs and underground sources, with 55% of this used by public water companies, and 27% going to the electricity supply industry.

But in addition to the 3 billion litres a day that are wasted through leakage, there is a considerable price being paid in terms of the sustainability of these supplies.

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Grace mission launches to weigh Earth’s water – BBC News

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent
22 May 2018

A joint US-German mission has gone into orbit to weigh the water on Earth.

The Grace satellites are replacing a pair of highly successful spacecraft that stopped working last year.

Like their predecessors, the new duo will circle the globe and sense tiny variations in the pull of gravity that result from movements in mass.

These could be a signal of the land swelling after prolonged rains, or of ice draining from the poles as they melt in a warming climate.

The satellites were launched on Tuesday aboard a SpaceX rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force base in California.

It will take a number of weeks to prepare and test the spacecraft before they can start gathering data.

Resilience in African Cities

100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation
Published on Feb 22, 2018

The challenges faced by Africa’s rapidly growing cities are unique. Chief Resilience Officers and resilience team members from Accra, Addis Ababa, and Cape Town share how their cities are approaching the urgent challenges their cities are working to solve.

2018 CityXChange Summit: Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta

100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller FoundationPublished on May 24, 2018

From May 20-23, The Rockefeller Foundation and 100 Resilient Cities hosted the 2018 CityXChange Summit, to bring together some of the world’s most forward-thinking leaders from global cities with technology innovators to unpack common urban challenges and identify new ways to leverage the latest tech in service of urban resilience. For more information, visit www.100resilientcities.org.

“Sinking Civilisations” documentary

The plight of the Pacific Islanders, as a narrative for climate change.

How US Middle East strategy has failed to win over hearts and minds


Published on May 23, 2018

The head of the U.S. military’s Central Command – General Joseph Votel – says America will now shift its focus in Syria to stabilizing the region and monitoring the dangerous pockets that remain. That’s despite President Trump saying only this month that the U.S. would pull its troops out of Syria ‘very soon’. Murad Gazdiev looks at how America’s strategy has failed to win over hearts and minds.