Daily Archives: July 18, 2018

Trump Officials Say They Are FINALLY Embarrassed To Work For Trump

The Ring of Fire

Published on Jul 18, 2018

Top officials in the White House are finally willing to admit that Donald Trump is an embarrassment to the country, and all it took was for him to commit some light treason on international television with the world watching. According to interviews with top administration officials, they said they couldn’t even finish watching Trump’s press conference in Helsinki out of sheer embarrassment. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

California Hits Its Climate Goals Early

The YEARS Project
Published on Jul 18, 2018

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule. Sources:
[i] SFChronicle.com. California slashes emissions, hits major greenhouse gas goal years early. Jul 11 2018. https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/…
[ii] Ibid. [iii] Ibid. [iv] Arb.CA.Gov. California Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2000-2016. June 22 2018. https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/d…
[v] Inverse.com. Chill California Has Already Met Its Renewable Energy Targets for 2020. Jul 14 2018. https://www.inverse.com/article/47028…
[vi] UtilityDrive.com. Rising renewables, falling gas propel California past carbon reduction goal. Jul 13 2018. https://www.utilitydive.com/news/risi…
[vii] Bloomberg.com. California Must Be Doing Something Right in Trump’s America. May 29 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articl…
[viii] Ibid. [ix] EIA.Gov. California plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030. Feb 2 2018. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/det… [x] Ibid.

Climate Change & Sea-Level Rise – Some Vulnerable Areas in China – a tool to explore selected regions through Google Earth


Hong Kong:



You can explore in Google Earth/Web (linked through pictures above) the cities referred to by the New York Times:

China’s Coastal Cities, Underwater – The New York Times


John McCain: Trump abased himself before a tyrant


Published on Jul 16, 2018

In a statement following the Helsinki summit, Republican Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s news conference “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.”

Ex-CIA chief Brennan: Trump’s comments nothing short of treasonous


Published on Jul 16, 2018

Following President Trump’s joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former CIA Director John Brennan tweeted that Trump’s comments were “nothing short of treasonous.” CNN panelists discuss.

Trump Sides With Russia Over Election Meddling On The World Stage At Summit Meeting

Published on Jul 16, 2018

In a highly anticipated, high-stakes summit with Vladimir Putin, President Trump didn’t just dodge an opportunity to publicly confront him over Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election — he came to his defense, taking his denials at face-value on the world stage. Jim Braude was joined by Martha Coakley, former state attorney general and currently a partner at Foley Hoag; and David Filipov, former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post.

Addressing Gender in Climate Change Policies for Agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on Jul 17, 2018

http://www.fao.org/in-action/naps/ Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Viet Nam, Uganda and Colombia are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Disclaimer: The designations employed and the presentation of the material in the maps do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO and UNDP concerning the legal or constitutional status of any country, territory or sea area, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers.