Daily Archives: September 27, 2018

The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment: Geoffrey Kabaservice

How liberalism and one of the most dramatic eras in American history were shaped by an influential university president and his powerful circle of friends

Yale’s Kingman Brewster was the first and only university president to appear on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and the last of the great campus leaders to become an esteemed national figure. He was also the center of the liberal establishment—a circle of influential men who fought to keep the United States true to ideals and extend the full range of American opportunities to all citizens of every class and color.

Using Brewster as his focal point, Geoffrey Kabaservice shows how he and his lifelong friends—Kennedy adviser McGeorge Bundy, Attorney General and statesman Elliot Richardson, New York mayor John Lindsay, Bishop Paul Moore, and Cyrus Vance, pillar of Washington and Wall Street—helped usher this country through the turbulence of the 1960s, creating a legacy that still survives.

In a narrative that is as engaging and lively as it is meticulously researched, The Guardians judiciously and convincingly reclaims the importance of Brewster and his generation, illuminating their vital place in American history as the bridge between the old establishment and modern liberalism.

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Is climate change causing more extreme weather? – BBC Newsnight

BBC Newsnight

Published on Sep 7, 2017

Does the intensity of this year’s hurricane season tell us anything about the occurrence of extreme weather events? David Grossman reports on whether climate change might be having an impact. Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

Florence emphasizes extreme weather concerns at Global Climate Action Summit

CBS This Morning

Published on Sep 15, 2018

There are already fears it could take weeks and tens of millions of dollars to clean up the devastation from now Tropical Storm Florence. It has many in the environmental community wondering what can be done to stop what seems to be a vicious cycle of deadly and destructive storms. John Blackstone reports.

Land Stewardship

Global Climate Action Summit
Published on Sep 27, 2018

Breakout sessions from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, including:

Session1: Food, Forests, Climate! A special Taping of Here’s the Thing!

Session 2: What We Eat and How It’s Grown: Food Systems and Climate

Session 3: Grounded: Locking Up Carbon with Restoration and Conservation

Session 4: Unlocking Climate Action: Sustainable Resilient Supply Chains

UN pushes countries to act in fight against climate change

Published on Sep 26, 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a warning to the General Assembly: The world has reached a “pivotal moment” in global warming. Guterres said global leaders must act fast to combat climate change. But are nations doing enough now? CGTN’s Sean Callebs filed this report.