Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

Michael Ruppert – Three Guarantors of Near Term Human Extinction

FFFPublished on Jan 5, 2018

Why it’s time to think about human extinction | Dr David Suzuki

Kerwin Rae
Published on Dec 16, 2018

After listening to this ep with Dr David Suzuki, you’ll never be the same again. The environmentalist, activist, professor of genetics and science broadcaster hits us with some home truths about what our future will look like if we continue to live the way we have been. What will life be like for our children and grandchildren? Can the damage we’ve done to the planet be reversed? Is extinction of the human race imminent?

We talk about population control, the importance of renewable energy and discuss what we can do right now in our own lives that can actually make a difference. This is for anyone who cares about the future of mankind.

Peter Wadhams on Our Last Ditch Hope

Published on Nov 8, 2018

Welcome to http://ScientistsWarning.TV where Peter Wadhams and I discuss the grave threats to human survival, from Trump’s pernicious attack on Nature, to the Paris Agreement mightily kicking the can down the road. And Peter discusses what he considers our last ditch hope.

Peter Wadhams – Clueless Main Street is Waking Up

Published on Jan 10, 2019

Subscribe to http://ScientistsWarning.TV – Today Peter Wadhams and I discuss a grab bag of items. Rather than list them all, it will be quicker for you to just watch this one since it covers so much territory.

Dead Zones – What Impact Do Animal Wastes, Sewage, And Fertilizers That Run Off From Agriculture Have

The Real Truth About Health
Published on Jan 15, 2019

Marine pollution occurs today in varied forms–chemical, industrial, and agricultural and the sources of pollution are endless. In recent history, we’ve seen oil spills, untreated sewage, eutrophication, invasive species, heavy metals, acidification, radioactive substances, marine litter, and overfishing, among other significant problems. Though marine pollution has long been a topic of concern, it has very recently exploded in environmental, economic, and political debate circles; scientists and non-scientists alike continue to be shocked and dismayed at the sheer diversity of water pollutants and the many ways they can come to harm our environment and our bodies.

Judith Weis covers marine pollution from numerous angles, each fascinating in its own right. Beginning with its sources and history, she discusses common pollutants, why they are harmful, why they cause controversy, and how we can prevent them from destroying our aquatic ecosystems

Dr. Judith S. Weis is a Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, Newark. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and MS and Ph.D. from New York University. Her research focuses mostly on estuarine ecology and ecotoxicology, and she has published well over 200 refereed scientific papers, a technical book on marine pollution, co-edited a book on “Biological Invasions and Animal Behaviour” as well as several books for the general public. These include a book on salt marshes (“Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History”), a book on fish (“Do Fish Sleep?”), a book on crabs (“Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs”), and a book on marine pollution (“Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know”).

She is interested in stresses in estuaries and salt marshes (including pollution, invasive species, and parasites), and their effects on organisms, populations, and communities. Particular areas of focus have been effects of contaminants on growth, development, behavior, and predator/prey interactions; development of pollution tolerance in populations living in contaminated areas; effects of contaminants and parasites on behavior and ecology; interactions of invasive and native species; the role of mangroves and salt marsh grasses as habitat; effects of invasive salt marsh plants on estuarine ecology and contaminants. Much of her research has been in estuaries in the NY/NJ area, but she has also done research in Indonesia and Madagascar.

She serves on the editorial board for BioScience. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), was a Congressional Science Fellow with the U.S Senate, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Indonesia. She has been on numerous advisory committees for USEPA, NOAA, and the National Research Council, served the United Nations Environment Programme as a lead author of Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5 and GEO-6 North America) and the World Ocean Assessment and chairs the Science Advisory Board of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. She was the Chair of the Biology Section of AAAS, served on the boards of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), of which she was the President in 2001. In 2016, she received the Merit Award from the Society of Wetland Scientists.


NASA contractor lays off staff because of shutdown

Associated Press

Published on Jan 15, 2019

(15 Jan 2019) A Seattle-area NASA contractor laid off 20 percent of its staff after the federal government failed to pay the company about a $1 million because of the partial shutdown. (Jan. 15)

WATCH LIVE: Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump’s EPA nominee Andrew Wheeler

PBS NewsHour
Scheduled for Jan 16, 2019

Losing Ground on Carbon Pricing

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Jan 15, 2019

In 2014 the Ecofiscal Commission was created to advocate for putting a price on carbon. It comprised people from across the political spectrum, including former Reform Party founder and leader, Preston Manning. A consensus seemed to be emerging. But, these days it has become a heated debate across Canada. The Agenda welcomes economist Chris Ragan, chair of the commission, to discuss the battle over the carbon tax.

Burnout: The Toll of Studying Climate Change

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Jan 15, 2019

Studying climate change can take its emotional toll. Some scientists and activists have experienced grief, depression, and anxiety. Some have received death threats. The Agenda looks beyond the science to the psychological strain climate change can have on those that know it best.

How William Barr Let George H.W. Bush Walk Free

Thom Hartmann Program
Published on Jan 15, 2019

Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General, William Barr is no Washington outside and was at the heart of one of the biggest scandals in recent American history. The Iran-Contra Affair. Have you ever wondered how there were no prosecutions after the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected leader in Iran and underground arms sales to a puppet government? George H. W. Bush was among those who would have been implicated if it was not for, future Attorney General William Barr. Will He do the same for Donald Trump?