Daily Archives: August 25, 2018

Extracting profit and resources from the African continent, and resistance

RT America

Published on Aug 25, 2018

Author, Lee Wengraf talks to journalist Chris Hedges, host of On Contact, about her new book Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the New Scramble of Africa.

Extreme Weather Is Exploding Around the World. Why Isn’t the Media Talking About Climate Change?

Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 2, 2018

https://democracynow.org – Major corporate broadcast networks reported on July’s 2-week global heat wave at least 127 times, but mentioned climate change only once. That’s according to a report by Media Matters, which tracked coverage of the extreme weather by ABC, CBS and NBC. We host a panel discussion on the media’s role in the climate change crisis, the fossil fuel industry and global warming-fueled extreme weather across the globe. We speak with Nathaniel Rich, writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. His piece “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change” was published August 1 in a special edition of The New York Times Magazine dedicated to climate change. We also speak with Rob Nixon, author of “Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor,” and Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate scientist and director of climate science for the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Record Heat; is global warming advancing?

Published on Jul 24, 2018

The news that more than 50 people have died in Greek wildfires is just one part of a very much bigger story. There have been near record temperatures across the northern hemisphere. Japan is calling it a natural disaster. Is this the new norm – is global warming hotting up?

Joining us at the Roundtable is Clare Nullis from the World Meteorological Organization; Friederike Otto, Deputy Director of the Environmental Change Institute; Tom Burke, Chairman of environmental think-tank E3G; and Chris Brierley from the department of Climate science at the University College London.

Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

Rising sea levels will put U.S. homes at risk in near future

CBC News: The National
Published on Jun 18, 2018

Rising sea levels will put U.S. homes at risk in the near future, according to a study done by the Union of Concerned Scientists. It says more than 310,000 existing homes are projected to be at risk of flooding every two weeks by 2045. The National visited one coastal community to see how it’s dealing with the problem.

New York’s $20bn plan to survive rising seas

AFP news agency

Published on Nov 10, 2016

With the COP 22 climate meeting underway in Marrakesh, AFP is looking at the effects of global warming worldwide and ways to mitigate them. The coastal city of New York faces sea-level rises of up to 6 feet by 2100. Efforts are being made to defend Manhattan, even if some parts of the city are being abandoned.

Rising Sea Levels Putting New York City at Risk

Wall Street Journal

Published on Dec 30, 2011

If global warming melts the Earth’s ice caps, New York City could be awash in water. WSJ’s Robert Lee Hotz reports how a possible rise in sea levels is putting New York at risk and what engineers are proposing to protect the populous city.

Going UP: Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay – KQED QUEST


Published on Jun 28, 2010

Scientists say it’s no secret San Francisco Bay is rising, along with all of the earth’s oceans. The reason — global warming. This rise in sea level will affect everyone who lives, works, or plays near the bay. QUEST asks how high will the Bay rise and when? And what steps can communities take to plan for it?

In Maryland Sea Level Rise Is Happening Now

Published on Jan 28, 2018

In Maryland’s Dorchester County sea level rise has already profoundly altered the landscape, and how people go about their daily lives. The similarities of their landscape with the low lying “reclaimed” marshlands in South Dunedin and in Thames are striking. Watch this video and take a glimpse into how the future, and see how our communities will look in a few short years.

Agricultural Stress Index System – ASIS

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on Aug 24, 2018

Agricultural drought is a climatic phenomenon that slowly develops and has an impact on the agricultural sector across the globe. Since it affects food production and access to resources, it endangers the livelihoods and lives of millions of households. In order to develop drought policies and plans it is important to have real time georeferenced information that allows taking timely decisions given a drought risk. FAO has developed an information system that allows countries to monitor vegetation and crops of their territory using satellite data: the Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS). FAO is currently supporting governments around the world to calibrate ASIS to their national conditions so that they can count on updated information for monitoring drought and developing preparedness, mitigation and response plans.


Peter Wadhams Interview: Climate Change and the Politics of Climate Change

Head in the Box
Published on Aug 22, 2018

Peter Wadhams discusses “A Farewell to Ice,” climate change, the politics of climate change, the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, Blue Water Event, Methane Pulses, Sea Ice Loss, Natalia Shakhova, Theresa May, Donald Trump, etc.