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- Uncle Juan Carlos: A Preventable COVID-19 Tragedy • Vote 2020 October 22, 2020
- Highlights of Donald Trump’s Leaked Interview with ’60 Minutes’ | NowThis October 22, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
- “A Barrett Confirmation Is a Catastrophe”: What Democrats Can Do to Block Trump’s Supreme Court Pick October 22, 2020
- Introduction to Omeka October 22, 2020
- Omeka and Digital Archives (HASTAC Scholars Digital Collections Webinar with Jim McGrath) October 22, 2020
- Teaching and Researching with Scalar (HASTAC Scholars Webinar) October 22, 2020
- Webinar: Education as if the Earth Mattered October 22, 2020
- Sahel: Fastest Growing Crises! 2 million people displaced October 22, 2020
- Meet the young environmentalists restoring Nairobi’s ‘lungs’ October 22, 2020
- LIVE on Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m.: Former CIA director John O. Brennan with David Ignatius October 22, 2020
- Angles on Bending Lines: with guest Maggie Owens October 22, 2020
- Teach with Maps : Maury Whale Chart (Episode 1) October 22, 2020
- The political economy of COVID-19: Impacts on agriculture and food policies October 22, 2020
- Global Skills Outlook 2021: Scenarios for a Learning Reset October 22, 2020
- How are immigrants treated in the US? | We Need To Talk October 22, 2020
- Emily Wilson, “Plagues from the Past”: 2020 Mark Strand Memorial Reading at Beinecke Library October 22, 2020
- Rapid diagnostic testing for COVID-19 in Africa October 22, 2020
- Expanding the Supreme Court, Explained | NowThis October 21, 2020
- The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa: Fallou Ngom, Mustapha H. Kurfi, Toyin Falola October 21, 2020
- Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge: Ovenden, Richard October 21, 2020
- “After more than a century, the science is clear. The economics is clear.” William D. Nordhaus October 21, 2020
- Experts give briefing on Covid-19 at Union world conference – watch live October 21, 2020
- Upcoming Religion & Ecology Events – October 2020 October 21, 2020
- Tim Bennett Explains: Why the oil price is so volatile October 21, 2020
- Here’s What Drives The Price Of Oil | CNBC October 21, 2020
- Petroleum – modern history of oil October 21, 2020
- U.S. election determined by former felons? October 21, 2020
- As Trump Plummets, Niece Mary Trump Tells Media To Stop Pretending He’s ‘Normal’ | MSNBC October 21, 2020
- Nigeria: security forces in Lagos open fire on protesters fighting against police brutality October 21, 2020
- ‘You can’t have your cake and eat it’: EU council president on Brexit October 21, 2020
- Trump’s Closing Message is Full Authoritarianism | NowThis October 21, 2020
- Tim O’Brien: Trump’s Reported Chinese Bank Account Is A National Security Threat | The Last Word October 21, 2020
- NYT Exposes Trump Chinese Bank Account, Millions In China-Connected Deals While President October 21, 2020
- Trump called CNN ‘bastards’ for covering Covid-19. Hear Keilar’s response October 21, 2020
- Fauci on his media restrictions, Trump contracting COVID, masks, voting and more October 21, 2020
- Trump abruptly ends ’60 Minutes’ solo interview October 21, 2020
- How America could lose its allies | 2020 Election October 21, 2020
- How to Stop Trump from Stealing the Election | Robert Reich October 21, 2020
- The Good Shepherd Official Trailer October 20, 2020
- Novum Organum ‘New Method’: Francis Bacon October 20, 2020
- Sen. Cory Gardner Spreads Climate Conspiracies | NowThis October 20, 2020
- How Two Ex-Green Berets Were Lured Into A Disastrous Failed Coup In Venezuela October 20, 2020
- If you adults won’t save the world, we will | Xiye Bastida October 20, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 20, 2020 October 20, 2020
- “A Fire That Has Spread Across the Country”: Jelani Cobb on Voter Suppression in the 2020 Election October 20, 2020
- “A Blow Against Neoliberalism”: Socialist Wins Bolivia Election a Year After Coup Ousted Evo Morales October 20, 2020
- Equity and Justice in Carbon Removal October 19, 2020
- Joe’s Climate Plan October 19, 2020
- “Totally Under Control”: New documentary explores Trump administration’s COVID-19 failure October 19, 2020
Daily Archives: November 2, 2018
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Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm – Luce Hall Auditorium
Keynote Address: Martina Vandenberg
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Published on Nov 1, 2018
Jim Braude shares on why we should be paying attention to the flooded pizza parlors of Venice.
As The New York Times recently reported, the United States is right in the middle of an era of deregulation in Washington, with climate change regulations particularly hit hard. Despite a terrifying U.N. report from more than 90 scientists around the world saying the world is just over a decade away from disaster if we don’t act now, the Trump administration continues with its anti-climate agenda. In fact, a guidance memo brought to light just this week would let states release more ozone air pollution than is currently allowed. Of course, the alarm bells starting ringing decades ago about the effects of all this — thanks in large part to Bill McKibben, whose book ‘The End of Nature’ warned us back in the 1980s about the oncoming global disaster. Jim Braude was joined by Bill McKibben.
Jim Braude was joined by Bill McKibben.
The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including biodiversity, ecosystems, and demand on natural resources—and what it means for humans and wildlife. Published by WWF every two years, the report brings together a variety of research to provide a comprehensive view of the health of the Earth.
We are pushing our planet to the brink. Human activity—how we feed, fuel, and finance our lives—is taking an unprecedented toll on wildlife, wild places, and the natural resources we need to survive.
On average, we’ve seen an astonishing 60% decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians in just over 40 years, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018. The top threats to species identified in the report link directly to human activities, including habitat loss and degradation and the excessive use of wildlife such as overfishing and overhunting.
The report presents a sobering picture of the impact human activity has on the world’s wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers, and climate. We’re facing a rapidly closing window for action and the urgent need for everyone—everyone—to collectively rethink and redefine how we value, protect, and restore nature.
By Bill McKibben, The Washington Post 01 November 18
In the wake of the devastating new climate report — and of devastating hurricanes, droughts and floods — the oil industry has been making a few small noises about how it might want to change its course. BP’s chief executive, for instance, recently called for a “different, more innovative, collaborative path”; Exxon won widespread coverage for setting aside $500,000 each of the next two years to support some kind of carbon tax.
In case you were wondering, these apparent concessions turn out to be green wash and hooey — all the proof you need can be found in the spending reports on some of the most important ballot measures around the country. Forget the blue wave: Big Oil is sloshing a crude tsunami across the country instead, and in the process trying to bury some of the most innovative ideas for energy progress.
In Washington state, for instance, Measure 1631 offers one of the first serious plans for a price on carbon. Drawn up by a wide coalition of groups from across the state, it calls for a modest tax to be used for renewable energy development. It’s drawn support even from the local business community. A Seattle entrepreneur named, um, Bill Gates, for instance, backed the proposed law, calling climate change “the toughest problem humanity has ever faced.”
But the oil industry isn’t interested. BP alone has spent close to $13 million to beat the measure; the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers association, of which Exxon is a member, is kicking in $1 million. That is, an Exxon-affiliated group is spending as much to beat a carbon tax in one state as Exxon is theoretically spending to back one for the whole country. The fossil fuel industry has raised enough to break every Washington record for election spending — oh, and there are also exactly $275 in “small contributions” listed in the campaign finance reports for the no-on-1631 campaign.
All that money means total superiority in advertising. It also means that, slowly but surely, the widespread lead 1631 enjoyed when the campaign began is being whittled away — not by argument but by constant fearmongering.
Much the same has happened in Colorado. In fact, that those backing Proposition 112 still hold a narrow lead is almost a miracle, because they’re being outspent roughly 40 to 1 by the oil industry. The Colorado initiative is modest to a fault: It wouldn’t ban fracking, like New York, but instead merely restrict it to more than 2,500 feet from people’s homes and schools. And yet the oil industry has pumped in $38 million so far — the same amount of money that drew gasps when Beto O’Rourke announced he’d raised it in the last stage of his Senate bid. In this case, though, it’s being spent in a state with a fifth of the population.