Daily Archives: October 19, 2018

Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the New IPCC Report Says


Published on Oct 12, 2018

The IPCC’s new report is groundbreaking, but it misses crucial points on climate tipping points and feedbacks that could make the crisis even more urgent, says Durwood Zaelke of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


World Food Day High-Level Panel – Presenting the challenges faced in achieving Zero Hunger

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on Oct 19, 2018

World Food Day is marked as conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, economic slowdown and rapidly increasing overweight and obesity levels are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. This year’s theme – “Our actions are our future: a Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible” – underscores the urgent need to step up collective efforts to reach the Zero Hunger goal. World Food Day is celebrated in over 150 countries around the world. Speakers at the global World Food Day ceremony in Rome today called for stronger political will and more financial support to end hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, urging the international community to step up its efforts until everyone has enough and quality food.

Rhodes House Warden on Livestream


The new Warden & CEO of Rhodes House, Dr Elizabeth Kiss discusses her plans for the Rhodes Trust and answers questions submitted by Rhodes Scholar alumni.

Destroying The Myths of Market Fundamentalism Forum

Started streaming 79 minutes ago

Market Fundamentalism is the dogmatic belief that unregulated, “laissez-faire” markets are the only answer to the world’s biggest social and economic problems. It’s time to confront the myths of Market Fundamentalism with compelling empirical reality that deconstructs and destroys the plutocratic hoax. Join us for an enlightening forum hosted by Ralph Nader featuring top academics, economists, and experts who will present arguments to turn the tide in this “battle of ideas. Event Schedule 09:30:00 AM Ralph Nader Opening Remarks 09:50:00 AM Bert Foer Antitrust & How Kleptocracy Corrupts What Markets Are Supposed to Do https://www.antitrustinstitute.org/pe… 10:10:00 AM William Black Financial and Insurance Rackets https://law.umkc.edu/directory/facult… 10:30:00 AM Robert Kuttner The Virtues and Limits of Markets http://prospect.org/authors/robert-ku… 10:50:00 AM Greg LeRoy Subsidies, Handouts, Giveaways and Bailouts https://www.goodjobsfirst.org/about-u… 11:10:00 AM James Henry Systematized Tax Evasion https://globaljustice.yale.edu/people… 11:30:00 AM Lunch 12:15:00 PM Russell Mokhiber Systemic Corporate Crime—Business as Usual https://www.corporatecrimereporter.co… 12:35:00 PM Rob Weissman How Market Fundamentalism Corrupts The Political Process https://www.citizen.org/about/robert-… 12:55:00 PM Dennis Kelleher Endemic Market Failure/Inequality https://bettermarkets.com/dennis-kell… 01:15:00 PM Tom McGarity The Assault on Regulation (And the Case for It) https://law.utexas.edu/faculty/thomas… 01:35:00 PM Rena Steinzor The Assault on Regulation (And the Case for It) https://www.law.umaryland.edu/directo… 01:55:00 PM Damon Silvers SEC and the Inadequacy of Financial Regulation https://aflcio.org/policy-experts/dam… 02:15:00 PM Joel Rogers Public Goods https://law.wisc.edu/profiles/jrogers… 02:35:00 PM William Lazonick Stock Buybacks https://www.ineteconomics.org/researc… 02:55:00 PM Lori Wallach Market Fundamentalism and Trade https://www.citizen.org/our-work/glob… 03:15:00 PM Steven Clifford The Lack of a Free Market for Executive Compensation http://www.stevecliffordauthor.com/ab… 03:35:00 PM Ralph Nader Institutionalizing Lawlessness—Systematically Subverting Markets https://nader.org/biography/ 3:50-4:30 PM Discussion Visit https://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at https://therealnews.com/donate.

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“What now? Next steps on climate change” with Christiana Figueres on Livestream

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Mon, Oct 29 from 8:30 – 10:30am EDT Politics & Society

The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, was a seminal moment in the world’s struggle to fight climate change. 197 countries agreed to limit the rise in global average temperature to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. But Christiana, who led those global climate negotiations as Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, says the climate agreement was just a staging post in what remains a long, hard process. So what are the next steps?


Let’s deliver the science: 1.5˚C = Zero fossil fuel