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- The Right to Food: The Global Campaign to End Hunger and Malnutrition: Francis Adams January 22, 2021
- The Man Who Fed the World: Leon Hesser January 22, 2021
- How Many People Can the Earth Support?: Joel E. Cohen January 22, 2021
- The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health – EAT Knowledge January 22, 2021
- Did the coronavirus pandemic alter the course of climate change? January 22, 2021
- Noam Chomsky: Where the Left Goes After Trump (2021 Interview) January 22, 2021
- The New Climate War (w/ Dr. Michael Mann) January 22, 2021
- Global Capitalism: US Capitalism’s Decline and Desperate Efforts to Save It January 2021 January 22, 2021
- George W. Bush Amnesia w/ Felix Biederman of Chapo Trap House | The Jacobin Show January 22, 2021
- The Legacy of Orientalism and Edward Said w/ Vivek Chibber & Bashir Abu-Manneh January 22, 2021
- Mark Blyth: An End to Austerity Economics January 22, 2021
- Joint MLK Sermon by Rabbi Elaine Zecher and Reverend Ray Hammond on MLK Sunday, 2021 January 22, 2021
- Pres. Biden Signs Executive Actions Addressingthe Economic Crisis | LIVE | NowThis January 22, 2021
- Jane Goodall’s climate change reality check | CLIMATE NOW January 22, 2021
- From Africa to the Persian Gulf: Inside the booming illegal market for wild pets January 22, 2021
- Joe Biden’s Cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline Is a Landmark in the Climate Fight | The New Yorker January 22, 2021
- In Memorium – Remembering Why Black Lives Matter: A Necessary First Step Toward Making America Great Again | EV & N 375 | CCTV January 22, 2021
- Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf discouraged by COVID vaccine roll-out plan | Reuters January 21, 2021
- GRAIN | Digital control: how Big Tech moves into food and farming (and what it means) January 21, 2021
- Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman delivers a poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration January 21, 2021
- Cooling the Climate Mess with Soil and Water January 21, 2021
- Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming January 21, 2021
- Why Soil Matters January 21, 2021
- Soil Solutions to Climate Problems – Narrated by Michael Pollan January 21, 2021
- Put carbon where it belongs… back in the soil January 21, 2021
- Soil carbon: with Walter Jehne January 21, 2021
- Walter Jehne – The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles January 21, 2021
- Five killed in blaze at plant of world’s biggest vaccine maker January 21, 2021
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 21, 2021 January 21, 2021
- The story of Trump’s last day and Biden’s inauguration – BBC News January 21, 2021
- 2021 Year for the Elimination of Child Labour – Kick-off event January 21, 2021
- Capitol Insurrection Highlights Increasing Radicalization of Right-Wing White Police Officers January 20, 2021
- Live: Explore a new Maritime Silk Road Museum in SE China 一起探访中 国首个大型海上丝绸之路博 物馆 January 20, 2021
- “Unmitigated Disaster”: Michael Eric Dyson on How Trump Turned White House into “Ful crum of Fascism” January 20, 2021
- Profiting from Pardons: Giuliani Aide Told CIA Whistleblower a Trump Pardon Would Cost $2 Million January 20, 2021
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 20, 2021 January 20, 2021
- WHO: Equitable Vaccine Distribution at ‘Serious Risk’ January 20, 2021
- Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary January 20, 2021
- Communicating Science (in a science-skeptical world) January 20, 2021
- Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump January 20, 2021
- A Message from First Lady Melania Trump January 20, 2021
- George Conway: Hawley, Cruz ‘Disregard The Constitution’ For Own Political Agenda | All In | MSNBC – YouTube January 19, 2021
- Michael Cohen: N.Y. PROSECUTORS WILL BE THE “FIRST ON LINE” TO BRING “TRUMP AND FAMILY TO JUSTICE” January 19, 2021
- Trump’s final day as president January 19, 2021
- ‘The world was not prepared’: WHO interim pandemic report January 19, 2021
- Janet Yellen Urges Lawmakers To ‘Act Big’ To Revive Pandemic-Stricken Economy | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- Biden’s Coronavirus Relief Plan Includes Financial Support For Families, Businesses | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- How Past Presidents Said Farewell To The Nation | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump January 19, 2021
- King Boston January 19, 2021
Daily Archives: January 26, 2019
Radioactive contamination. Seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon. Accidental or unauthorized launching, firing, or use of a nuclear-capable weapon system. Public hazard, actual or implied. These are the kinds of events the military calls ”broken arrows.”
The Pentagon maintains that the United States has experienced 32 broken arrow accidents, including the 1980 episode in Damascus, Arkansas — the subject of the American Experience documentary Command and Control. However, there are many other incidents involving nuclear arsenal that don’t make that list.
Below are two documents. One enumerates the 32 official broken arrows; the other, a declassified document from the Defense Atomic Support Agency obtained by journalist Eric Schlosser, includes hundreds more. These events range from the fairly minor — the unexplained activation of a sprinkler system in an aircraft carrier’s weapons storage compartment (Accidents and Incidents During the Period 1 December 1982 through 28 February 1963, Incident #4) — to the significantly more serious — a weapon burning for approximately four hours with two low order detonations (Accidents and Incidents During the Period 1 July 1957 through 31 March 1967, Incident #23).
Download the document that outlines the 32 official broken arrows here. (1.4 MB)
A poster supporting Trump during the 2016 Republican primaryScott Morgan / Reuters
Alas, a brief cold spell does not undo decades of scientific fact.
Robinson Meyer Jan 20, 2019
It’s something of an annual tradition for the president. On Sunday morning, as the eastern half of the country endured driving snow and frigid winter winds, Donald Trump asked on Twitter how climate change could be real if it was so cold outside.
“Be careful and try staying in your house,” he said. “Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!”
Trump has raised similar concerns about that “good old fashioned Global Warming” nearly every year since 2012. If it snows near Manhattan, the president says he isn’t sure about climate change.
Unfortunately, even as New York has occasionally been blasted with frozen precipitation, the world has kept warming. The past four years have been the four warmest years on record—a fact that NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were due to announce this past week, were the government not shut down. Earlier this winter, Washington, D.C., experienced a shocking 22 days of above-average temperatures, and the Northeast as a whole saw a balmy January. President Trump did not seize that opportunity to affirm that global warming was real.
- Record-Breaking Polar Vortex Grips the Midwest
- Deadly polar vortex hits swathes of US – BBC News
- Scientists say Trump’s first 2 years have been fatal for a livable climate – ThinkProgress
“Cause of death: the Trump presidency.”
Joe Romm Jan 18, 2019, 8:00 am
An activist prepares a balloon painted to look like planet Earth and decorated with orange hair in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump during a climate protest prior to a meeting of EU leaders on June 29, 2017 in Berlin. CREDIT: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Two years in, the presidency of Donald Trump has been a possibly fatal disaster for our livable climate, a number of climate and clean energy experts told ThinkProgress.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, countless climate experts voiced their concern about Trump, who had infamously called climate change a “hoax” and said it was “created by and for the Chinese.” Trump promised to undo Obama-era environmental laws, bring back coal power, and withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, in which the world’s nations unanimously agreed to start ratcheting down carbon pollution.
For all these reasons, climatologist Michael Mann wrote in October 2016 that Trump was “a threat to the planet.”
Two years after taking office, Trump has followed through on many of his promises to gut environmental regulations, promote the production of fossil fuels, kill U.S. climate action, and start withdrawing from the Paris accord.
A worker uses a bobcat to clear snow from a sidewalk alongside Nantasket Beach during a winter storm that brought snow, sleet and rain to the area on January 20, 2019 in Hull, Massachusetts. CREDIT: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Despite a year of dire climate impacts across the United States, President Donald Trump once again conflated weather with climate change in a holiday weekend tweet, touting a debunked argument rebutting global warming by citing cold weather.
In an early morning tweet on Sunday, the president referenced a major cold front playing out across parts of the country, implying the frosty weather offered a rebuttal to the phenomenon of climate change — an incorrect claim he has repeated several times in the past whenever there has been a snow storm.
“Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold,” wrote Trump. “Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!”
Pack ice melting in spring in Antarctica’s Weddel Sea. CREDIT: Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
The faster the ocean warms, the faster key Antarctic glaciers will disintegrate.
Joe Romm Jan 15, 2019, 12:44 pm
A stunning new study on Antarctic sea ice collapse greatly raises the risk of a 10-foot sea level rise this century if President Donald Trump’s climate policies aren’t quickly reversed.
Warming ocean waters drove a 6-fold increase in annual ice mass loss from the Antarctic ice sheet between 1979 and 2017, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
It’s been known for a while that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) was unstable and collapsing at an accelerating rate due to global warming. But the new study finds that parts of the vastly larger East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) are also disintegrating.
The Ring of Fire
Published on Jan 26, 2019
According to an alarming new study, the rate at which Antarctic sea ice is melting is growing exponentially, and as a result, we can expect sea level rises of up to 10 feet within the next century if we stay on this current trajectory. The oceans are warming faster than scientists had predicted and we are running out of time to address the greatest global crisis in our history. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening and what needs to happen to prevent catastrophe.
Link – https://thinkprogress.org/new-study-a…
Link – https://www.commondreams.org/news/201…
Published on Jan 25, 2019
In 2017 Roger Stone talked about his book The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution, in which he discusses the 2016 election and Donald Trump becoming the 45th president. He is interviewed by Susan Ferrechio.
See full webcast of 2017 conversation on C-Span:
The Young Turks
Published on Jan 25, 2019
The shutdown is over and Trump gets NOTHING for his wall! Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Nomi Prins, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. More TYT: https://go.tyt.com/a53ppTN80qY
Read more here: https://thehill.com/homenews/administ...
“President Trump said Friday he will back a short-term funding bill to reopen the government that does not include funds to construct a wall along the southern border, bowing to mounting pressure fueled by growing disruption due to the lengthy shutdown.
‘I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,’ Trump said.
The deal, announced by Trump from the Rose Garden of the White House, amounts to a victory for Democrats who have refused the president’s demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding. Trump had said for weeks he would not reopen the government without that money.”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Nomi Prins, John Iadarola
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Nomi Prins, John Iadarola