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- Zero Carbon Living | Bill Moomaw April 22, 2021
- Noam Chomsky – Our Stark, Cruel Dilemma April 22, 2021
- The Impact of Population, Productivity, and Consumption on the Planet April 22, 2021
- The Anthropocene April 22, 2021
- Earth day climate activism discussion: Bianca Castro and Rex Weyler April 22, 2021
- Kerry: ‘World came together’ on climate action April 22, 2021
- Chad president dies on front lines | Across Africa April 22, 2021
- President Biden pledges 50% cut in US carbon emissions at global climate summit – BBC News April 22, 2021
- Activists Give Climate Change Clock to White House April 22, 2021
- U.S. seeks to lead by example with emission goals set during global climate summit April 22, 2021
- NASA scientist talks space, the environment and climate change on this Earth Day April 22, 2021
- What can China and the U.S. learn from each other in the fight against climate change? April 22, 2021
- How much does food waste contribute to climate change, and what can we do about it? April 22, 2021
- We must cut military spending April 22, 2021
- The Decisive Decade for Climate Action April 22, 2021
- Indian health system ‘crumbling’ under world-record new Covid-19 cases April 22, 2021
- Bernie Madoff: His Life and Crimes (CNBC Documentaries – Full Episode) April 22, 2021
- Xi Jinping: China’s president and his quest for world power | Four Corners April 22, 2021
- WHO-led inquiry ends with even more questions than it began with on coronavirus origin April 22, 2021
- How do coronavirus variants form and will the current vaccines work against them? April 22, 2021
- Delhi Covid Surge: Healthcare Infrastructure On Verge Of Collapse? | Left, Right & Centre April 22, 2021
- “An Apocalyptic Situation”: Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed as COVID Cases Soar in “Modi-Made Disaster” April 22, 2021
- Decolonization or Extinction: Indigenous Red Deal Lays Out Plan to Save the Earth April 22, 2021
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
- NASA scientist talks space, the environment and climate change on this Earth Day April 22, 2021
- WATCH: Biden hosts world leaders for virtual climate summit April 22, 2021
- Why should we care about dying languages? Cherokee | Sara Snyder Hopkins | TEDxLakeJunaluska April 22, 2021
- Designing a Sustainable Future April 22, 2021
- Kate Masur, ‘Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction’ | The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research April 22, 2021
- WATCH: John Kerry speaks at White House news briefing April 22, 2021
- A Material Culture: Consumption and Materiality on the Coast of Precolonial East Africa): Stephanie Wynne-Jones April 22, 2021
- Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory: Locating Meaning in Archaeology): Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Jeffrey Fleisher April 22, 2021
- The Swahili World: Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Adria LaViolette April 22, 2021
- Africa’s Water Opportunity: Science, Sustainability, and Solutions | Harvard University Center for African Studies April 22, 2021
- Surat Jakarta Batavia India Indonesia ASIA Copperplate Engraving Chatelain 1720 | eBay April 21, 2021
- Chris Hayes: The Cost Of Right-Wing Media’s Covid Lies | All In | MSNBC April 21, 2021
- Legendary Activist Noam Chomsky On Biden’s Presidency And The Modern GOP | MSNBC April 21, 2021
- Beyond Babel: Translations of Blackness in Colonial Peru and New Granada (Afro-L atin America): Larissa Brewer-García April 21, 2021
- Silent Earthrise – (Experiencing the “Overview Effect”) – a New Perspective on Life on Earth, the only Blue Planet in the known universe April 21, 2021
- A new scramble for Africa April 21, 2021
- On Environmental Racism, Climate Change, and Pathways to Justice Tickets, Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM April 21, 2021
- Labor Law, Immigration, and the Fight for Farmworkers’ Rights April 21, 2021
- GLOBALink | BFA: Former Italian official speaks highly of the Belt and Road Initiative April 21, 2021
- Myths underlie Africa’s Green Revolution April 20, 2021
- Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Reintroduce Green New Deal April 20, 2021
- Noam Chomsky: On Power and Ideology | The New School April 20, 2021
- 2014 “Noam Chomsky”: Why you can not have a Capitalist Democracy! April 20, 2021
- Most Schooling Is Training for Stupidity and Conformity – Noam Chomsky on Education April 20, 2021
- Wendell Berry – Kentucky Arts And Letters Day 2019 April 20, 2021
- Mary Berry reads an excerpt from her father Wendell Berry’s essay “Solving for Pattern” – YouTube April 20, 2021
Daily Archives: November 2, 2018
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Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm – Luce Hall Auditorium
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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.