Calendar – Click on Date for links entered on that Day
- Chris Salisbury on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s victory May 18, 2019
- Live: The Full Flower Blue Moon蓝月亮 May 18, 2019
- UN Chief on the Climate Frontlines – Tuvalu May 18, 2019
- American farmers take the fall for US-China trade war… yet Trump believes benefits are to come May 18, 2019
- Museums push to get more young people in the doors May 17, 2019
- How are youth forcing world leaders to act on climate change? May 17, 2019
- NEW GAMBIA DEVELOPMENT PLANS ON CONSTRUCTION OF FEEDER ROADS IS A COMMITMENT TO THIS GOVERNMENT May 17, 2019
- Earth Day Feed the 5000 Extinction Rebellion⌛( Marble Arch 22.4.19) May 17, 2019
- Cultivating equality in the food system | Danielle Nierenberg | TEDxManhattan May 17, 2019
- Sahara Forest Project: From vision to reality May 17, 2019
- “Food systems transformation” Discussion by leaders from IRRI, IWMI, and WorldFish May 17, 2019
- IPCC Released Its New Report on Climate Change & other topics – Daily Briefing (08 October 2018) May 17, 2019
- What Would It Mean to Win? (Pt 2/2) – YouTube May 17, 2019
- From Gallery to Reality (… and Back): The Display of Art and the Art of Display in the Digital Age May 16, 2019
- J. S. Bach – Brandenburg Concertos May 16, 2019
- Displaced Cameroonians struggle to survive May 16, 2019
- Healthy Soils Testimony – Seth Itzkan & Karl Thidemann May 16, 2019
- Sick Pigs from GMO Foods | Interview with Jeffery Smith May 16, 2019
- Stories of extreme sea level rise | Dr Tamsin Edwards May 16, 2019
- Deleted Blade Runner scene: Mexico City covered with ash & smoke from raging wildfires May 16, 2019
- The Health Dangers of Roundup (glyphosate) Herbicide. Jeffrey Smith & Stephanie Seneff May 15, 2019
- Soil erosion is threatening our food security May 15, 2019
- Carbon Levels in Atmosphere Reach Highest Ever in Human History May 15, 2019
- CA Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay Over $2 Billion in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit May 15, 2019
- “New economic and moral foundations for the Anthropocene” with Prof Eric Beinhocker May 15, 2019
- Arundhati Roy on the Power of Fiction: Literature is The Simplest Way of Saying a Complicated Thing May 13, 2019
- Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “A Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Cha nge & Inequality May 13, 2019
- History in the Digital Age: New Technologies, New Data, New Insights, New Questions | EV & N – 313 – CCTV May 12, 2019
- History in the Digital Age Significantly Advanced by the History Design Studio (HDS) May 12, 2019
- Story of an iPhone: Analytics in Supply Chain Decisions May 12, 2019
- Walmart Supply Chain May 12, 2019
- Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Living – Trailer May 12, 2019
- If Iran does something near Strait of Hormuz, reaction will be ‘cataclysmic’: Expert May 12, 2019
- Pilger: Why are we threatening Iran? – YouTube May 12, 2019
- Paris tourist trap drowned in fake blood by environmental activists May 12, 2019
- If Greenland’s Ice Melts, Sea Levels Rise 23 Feet | Video May 12, 2019
- Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise: The Growing Impacts of Global Warming May 12, 2019
- Sea level rise: Miami and Atlantic city fight to stay above water May 12, 2019
- Could desalination help prevent water wars in the Middle East? May 12, 2019
- You are cordially invited to attend the opening of “Footprints Across Time” May 11, 2019
- Rats, Lice and History – Hans Zinsser May 11, 2019
- How drought and the fight for water is splitting the state of California – YouTube May 10, 2019
- How clean meat will change the food industry – Docu May 10, 2019
- Bezos goes all blue May 10, 2019
- Billion Dollar Loser: NYT Report on Trump’s Taxes & Massive Losses May Prompt Fraud Investigation May 10, 2019
- Deutsche Bank Is The ‘Rosetta Stone’ To Unlock Trump Finances, Journalist Says : NPR May 10, 2019
- No Lessons Learned From Deepwater Horizon; Offshore Drilling Regulations Get Rolled Back May 10, 2019
- What Greed has Done: Chris Hedges May 10, 2019
- A Doomed Aircraft Is Left to Fly Until it Runs Out of Fuel | Fatal Silence May 10, 2019
- The Gambia May 10, 2019
Daily Archives: August 1, 2018
OAKLAND, CA, USA—JULY 23, 2018—On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization. This date is called Earth Overshoot Day—the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can renew in that year.
In other words, humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. This is akin to using 1.7 Earths.
Global Footprint Network calculates Earth Overshoot Day every year using Ecological Footprint accounting, which adds up all of people’s competing demands on nature, including demand for food, timber, and fibers (cotton); absorption of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels; and buildings, roads and other infrastructure. August 1 is the earliest Earth Overshoot Day since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s.
The costs of this ecological overspending include deforestation; collapsing fisheries; fresh-water scarcity; soil erosion; biodiversity loss; and the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, leading to climate change and more severe droughts, wildfires, and hurricanes. These threats can produce desperation and force many people to migrate to cities or other countries.
Global Footprint Network and its partners will mark Earth Overshoot Day 2018 with several activities around the world, including:
- In New York, a short video in Times Square from July 20 to August 3 features stunning footage by award-winning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg.
- From Oakland and Paris, Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric will host a webinar titled “Living on a Finite Planet: Strategies for Sustainable Resource Utilization” at 8 a.m. PDT / 3 p.m. UTC Tuesday, July 24. To register, visit bit.ly/2KQrY1B.
- In Berlin, Germanwatch and Inkota and other partners will hold an Overshoot Day press conference at 9 a.m. CET August 1.
- In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) will show a special screening of “Under the Ox Paw,” a documentary film about the cattle invasion in the Amazon, on August 1.
- In the 10 U.S. cities with the largest carbon footprints, more than 10,000 free Endangered Species Condoms will be given away by the Center for Biological Diversity.
#MoveTheDate Live Stream
Global Footprint Network will feature these events and more with interviews from around the world through a live broadcast on Facebook and YouTube at 11 p.m. July 31 PDT / 6 a.m. Aug. 1 UTC and 9 a.m. August 1 PDT / 4 p.m. UTC. To watch, visit www.facebook.com/GlobalFootprintNetwork.
The show will include interviews with Christiana Figueres, the former climate chief of the UN; Erik Solheim, executive director of the UN Environment Programme; Nicolas Hulot, the French minister of ecological transition; Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; David Levine, CEO, American Sustainable Business Council; Carter Roberts, CEO, World Wildlife Fund US; Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network; Esther Finidori, Manager of Environmental Performance and CO2 Strategy, Schneider Electric; and cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg. The show also will feature partners from WWF China, France, Japan, and Russia; ZERO, an environmental partner in Portugal; and from the U.S., Center for Biological Diversity, Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, Powerhouse, and Turning Green.
UN’s advice for hospitals: Help mothers breastfeed to give babies best possible start in life | UN News
11 April 2018 Health
Breastfeeding within the first hour of birth protects newborns from infections and saves lives, United Nations agencies said at the roll-out of their 10-step guidance to help new mothers and hospital workers embrace this practical advice and give children the best possible start in life.
The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, issued jointly by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding.
“Breastfeeding saves lives,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “It’s benefits help keep babies healthy in their first days and last well into adulthood.”
Infants are at greater risk of death due to diarrhoea and other infections when they are only partially breastfed or not breastfed at all. Breastfeeding for the first two years would annually save the lives of more than 820,000 children under age five.
Hospitals are not there just to cure the ill. They are there to promote life and ensure people can thrive and live their lives to their full potential – WHO chief
Breastfeeding also improves IQ, school readiness and attendance, and is associated with higher income in adult life. It is vital to a child’s lifelong health, and reduces costs for health facilities, families, and governments. It also reduces the risk of breast cancer in the mother.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in many hospitals and communities around the world, whether or not a child is breastfed can make the difference between life and death, and whether a child will develop to reach his or her full potential.
10 May 2018 Health
Babies in wealthy countries are five times more likely to miss out on breastfeeding than those in the under-developed, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, explaining that this gap could be addressed by better support for working mothers, and regulating sales of infant formula.
Some 7.6 million babies across the world are not breastfed each year despite clear evidence that it can save lives, and protect babies and mothers against deadly diseases.
Evidence suggests breastfeeding also boosts brain development and improves educational outcomes, UNICEF said in a new study, published on Thursday.
In high-income countries, 21 per cent of babies are not breastfed at all, while in low- and-middle-income countries, the figure on average is only four per cent.
Mothers in wealthier countries often lack support for breastfeeding at home or in the workplace.
“Breastfeeding is the best gift a mother, rich or poor, can give her child, as well as herself,” said Shahida Azfar, UNICEF’s acting Deputy Executive Director. “As we celebrate Mother’s Day, we must give the world’s mothers the support they need to breastfeed.”
According to the study, 99 per cent of babies in Bhutan, Madagascar and Peru are breastfed at least once. But this rate is only 55 per cent in Ireland, 74 per cent in the United States and 77 per cent in Spain.
The US alone accounts for more than one-third of the 2.6 million babies in high-income countries who were never breastfed.
2nd video of the BC Animated series.
Why are universities in America so expensive? This issue has become a hot topic over the past few years as student debt has skyrocketed.
While graduation rates have never been higher, youth underemployment has never been this bad.
In the past, universities were reserved for the select few who could afford their expensive and selective programs, but getting a degree also meant being essentially set for life.
Today, people with a degree aren’t guaranteed a job fitting their specialization, or in fact any job at all.
With such uncertainty, many students wonder whether graduation is even worth it, as most are saddled with nearly unbearable student debt which they will be repaying for a long time.
In this video, we will explore the origin of universities as a business in America, and how their popularization has created a lot of problems for contemporary American graduates.
Under the kind patronage of Samuel Patterson.
Published on Jun 12, 2018
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