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- Ukraine war’s latest victim? The fight against climate change. – The Boston Globe June 27, 2022
- What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on the environment? | COVID-19 Special June 26, 2022
- Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future: Mary Robinson June 26, 2022
- Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race: Peter Fiekowsky, Carole Douglis June 26, 2022
- 9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: America’s Growing Conspiracy Theorist Underground (2012) June 25, 2022
- GLOBALink | BRICS cooperation injecting impetus into global development June 25, 2022
- Top DOJ Staff Threatened Mass Resignation as Trump Weighed Naming Jeff Clark AG to Overturn Election June 25, 2022
- “Pure Insanity”: Trump Pushed DOJ to Chase Absurd Conspiracy Theories to Overturn 2020 Election June 25, 2022
- DOJ Eyes Trump After Feds Raid Trump Ally, Seize Phones June 25, 2022
- Radical Supreme Court Guts State Gun Laws & Right to Remain Silent Under Arrest June 25, 2022
- HEAT WAVES, A Deadly Threat June 24, 2022
- Southern Slavery, Unsanitized | The Daily 360 | The Whitney Plantation June 24, 2022
- 35th Portier Lecture: “White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in America” June 24, 2022
- Damning: Jan. 6 Probe Reveals Trump Was Directly Involved In Fake Electors Plot June 24, 2022
- Katyal: Trump’s Treatment Of The Doj Akin To A ‘Third-rate Dictator’ June 24, 2022
- Former WH aide lists congressional members who asked for pardon | USA TODAY June 24, 2022
- US election officials detail Trump voters’ death threats – BBC News June 24, 2022
- Melber: January 6 Hearings Show Trump Pushing Voter Fraud Even As He Complained About It June 24, 2022
- HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES Volume 3 June 24, 2022
- History of the United States Volume 1: Colonial Period June 24, 2022
- WATCH: Former Justice Department official said Trump asked him to call 2020 election ‘corrupt ’ June 23, 2022
- Every Step Trump Took to Oversee the ‘Big Lie,’ Told by Liz Cheney June 23, 2022
- The Betrayal of American Democracy: America’s Political Parties, Unions & the Media No Longer Work June 23, 2022
- SDG Roundtable: Fireside chat with Prime Minister Mia Mottley | United Nations June 23, 2022
- Permaculture Botanical Garden Makes Sustainable Food Systems Profitable June 23, 2022
- In the Shadow of Green Man: Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Per Andreassen June 23, 2022
- James Stock looks ahead – Harvard Gazette June 23, 2022
- $200M gift to fund Harvard climate crisis institute – Harvard Gazette June 23, 2022
- Why Liberal Billionaires Can’t Save Us June 22, 2022
- Richard Nixon on the 1953 Coup in Iran: Eisenhower “Is Criticized for the CIA’s Role In It” (1991) June 20, 2022
- Belgium returns Lumumba tooth to relatives • FRANCE 24 English June 20, 2022
- Is a Recession Inevitable? Or Is the Fed Causing One Unnecessarily? – Robert Reich on CNN June 20, 2022
- “No Atonement, No Repair”: Nikole Hannah-Jones Calls for Slavery Reparations in Speech to U.N. June 20, 2022
- Harvard’s Deep Ties to Slavery: Report Shows It Profited, Then Tried to Erase History of Complicity June 20, 2022
- Juneteenth Special: Historian Clint Smith on Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America June 20, 2022
- The U.S. Towns Created as Safe Spaces for Black Americans June 20, 2022
- Chinese scientists identify genes enabling more heat-tolerant rice June 20, 2022
- Land For Good – Gaining Ground for Farmers June 20, 2022
- PROFILE: The Walk Along Prospect Street – Yale Daily News June 19, 2022
- Department of African American Studies – Yale University June 19, 2022
- The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition June 18, 2022
- Welcome | Ethnicity, Race, and Migration June 18, 2022
- Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen 2008 June 18, 2022
- Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State: Five Decades of Rising American Militarism (2007) June 18, 2022
- How Our Monetary System Causes Financial Meltdowns and Reinforces Scarcity (2013) June 18, 2022
- Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon: Cheryl Finley June 18, 2022
- Exhibiting Slavery and Representing Black Lives—Art Museums & the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade June 18, 2022
- Jamaica Kincaid, Rosana Paulino, & Cheryl Finley—Art Museums & the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade June 18, 2022
- The Art of the Slave Ship Icon June 18, 2022
- Lawrence: Why Did It Take So Long For Pence To Do The Right Thing? June 18, 2022
Daily Archives: November 2, 2018
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Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm – Luce Hall Auditorium
Keynote Address: Martina Vandenberg
Founder and President of The Human Trafficking Legal Center, Washington DC
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm – Luce Hall Common Room
GILDER LEHRMAN CENTER 20th ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION
Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, 2018
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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.