Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

CNC Talk: US denounced for starting a global trade war

Patient’s case against Monsanto goes to trial in San Francisco

Donald Trump’s business links to the mob – BBC Newsnight


BBC Newsnight

Published on Mar 4, 2016

Donald Trump now looks like the front-runner to be the Republican candidate for the US presidency. One of his big appeals is his business success – and his claim that his wealth means he can’t be bought and sold. But there’s evidence which not only casts doubt on Trump’s wealth claims – but also reveals his history of business relationships with figures connected to organised crime. John Sweeney reports.

U.S. Used Threats to Try to Derail Resolution on Breastfeeding at World Health Assembly

Jul 09, 2018

The New York Times reports the Trump administration stunned public health officials and foreign diplomats at the World Health Assembly in Geneva by seeking unsuccessfully to derail a resolution to encourage breastfeeding, and to instead promote the interests of the billion-dollar infant formula industry. The U.S. officials reportedly first tried to water down the resolution. When that failed, the officials reportedly told Ecuador that if it introduced the measure, Washington would withdraw aid to the country and unleash punishing trade measures. Ultimately, after a slew of other nations refused to introduce the measure in fear of retaliation, Russia stepped in, and U.S. officials backed off from the threats.

India: Grassroots Environmental Movement Saves 16,000 Trees in New Delhi

Jul 10, 2018

In India, a widespread environmental movement in the capital New Delhi has forced the government to abandon its plans to cut down 16,000 trees in a city that is already one of the most polluted on Earth. The month-long grassroots movement included thousands of people participating in vigils, sit-ins, tree-defense patrols and tree-planting activities. Residents also filed lawsuits, which forced a high court to halt all tree cutting in the city, ruling it could “not allow Delhi to die at the cost of the redevelopment projects.”

Watch The Rise of Renewable Energy in America! Renewable Energy is Becoming Popular in The USA


Richard Aguilar
Published on Jul 10, 2018

Rescuers race against time as they continue to look for survivors in Japan floods


FRANCE 24 English
Published on Jul 10, 2018

Enormous iceberg filmed breaking from Greenland glacier


RT

Published on Jul 10, 2018

The moment a giant iceberg measuring 4 miles (6 km) in length broke off from a glacier in Greenland, sending huge chunks of ice crashing into the sea, was captured on camera by a team of scientists. READ MORE https://www.rt.com/news/432520-glacie…

The climate-change experiment | The Economist | David Keith – geoengineering


The Economist

Published on Oct 26, 2017

Climate-change experts are researching ways to cool down the planet using geoengineering. How could spraying chemicals into the stratosphere help counteract global warming?

What if you discovered a way to cool down the planet? Extreme weather events are becoming more common and more ferocious. As the surface temperature of earth continues to rise, so too will the ferocity of natural disasters.

In 2018 scientists will take bold steps to explore a technology that could reverse the effects of climate-change. They’re looking at ways to reflect sunlight back into space and cool down the planet.

Insurers say the number of weather-related disasters has quadrupled since 1970. While world leaders are debating and disputing climate-change and the ways in which humans alter their behaviour on earth, some scientists discuss changes to the earth itself.

In 2018, they’ll take to the stratosphere to learn what it might take – or cost – to cool the planet directly. Geoengineering is the pioneering science that could well be on everyone’s lips in 2018.

The team from Harvard University is the first in the world to test the effects solar geoengineering might have in the stratosphere.

The experiments in 2018 won’t impact the climate, but if one day implemented, this controversial intervention could help curb extreme weather events.

Solar geoengineering has the potential to save lives, but it also poses unknown risks. And there are fears that merely researching geoengineering might be detrimental to the long-term fight against climate-change.

Some environmentalists say that the drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions could be lost if there’s seen to be a quick fix.

And deciding who controls a technology that affects everyone on the planet won’t be easy. Ultimately solar geoengineering could prove a risk not worth taking. But ignoring it now could be even more dangerous.

Trends in Hurricane Activity (2018)


Climate State
Published on Jul 10, 2018

Tropical cyclones, which are called hurricanes in the Atlantic, are one of the most destructive weather phenomena. This presentation will explore the links between climate and tropical cyclones, with a focus on how hurricanes and tropical cyclones have changed in the past, and what we think they will do in the future. http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/event… Speaker: Gabriel Vecchi (Princeton University) Recorded at Cornell University – May 7, 2018 For more from the Atkinson Center follow/visit
http://youtube.com/channel/UCawn0YsCAltFrsmSFP3bPMg
and http://atkinson.cornell.edu