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- BBC World Service – Newshour, AI could usher ‘human extinction’ June 1, 2023
- AI could lead to extinction, experts warn – BBC News May 30, 2023
- Christian Africa/Medieval Africa, 300-1600 CE (Session 4) (11-3-17) May 29, 2023
- Greek and Roman Sources on Ancient Africa May 29, 2023
- Herodotus on Ancient Africa: There is no Sub-Saharan May 29, 2023
- Memorial Day and seditious conspiracy against the United States May 29, 2023
- Jared Hardesty, Slavery in Boston and Boston’s Role in the Slave Trade, October 13, 2020 May 29, 2023
- Northeastern HIST 1232, History of Boston, Charlestown neighborhood tour (with credits) May 29, 2023
- Small Books, Folding Maps & Expanding Ideas: Exploring the Cartography, Ethos & Ethics of Global Maritime Empires May 29, 2023
- Jeffrey Sachs: Bipartisan Support of War, from Iraq to Ukraine, Is Helping Fuel U.S. Debt Crisis May 28, 2023
- Global Reports and the Human Prospect May 28, 2023
- Climate impacts are increasing; textbooks aren’t keeping pace May 28, 2023
- Examining the portrayal of climate change in history textbooks May 28, 2023
- James Hansen Warns of a Short-Term Climate Shock Bringing 2 Degrees of Warming by 2050 – Inside Climate News May 28, 2023
- Are automated flights the future of air travel? – BBC News May 28, 2023
- ‘We Talk’: ROK residents: Japan’s nuclear wastewater dumping plan harms the innocents May 28, 2023
- Deleting History, Rewriting Science: The Case of NCERT Textbooks May 28, 2023
- The UN wants to drastically reduce plastic pollution by 2040. Here’s how May 27, 2023
- Exposing those who covered up the Crime of the Century May 27, 2023
- G7 owes huge $13 trillion debt to Global South | Oxfam International May 27, 2023
- Memorial Day Massacre: Chicago Cops Killed 10 During 1937 Steel Strike, Then the Media Covered It Up May 27, 2023
- Oxfam: G7 Countries Owe the Global South More Than $13 Trillion in Development & Climate Assistance May 27, 2023
- Spike Lee on “Malcolm X” & How Hollywood Almost Prevented Landmark Film from Being Made May 27, 2023
- “Education Leads to Liberation”: Nikole Hannah-Jones on The 1619 Project & Teaching Black History May 26, 2023
- Seditious Conspiracy: Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Gets 18 Years in Prison for Jan. May 26, 2023
- Wilberforce Institute home | University of Hull May 26, 2023
- Who is Dr. Mark Hyman? May 25, 2023
- Opening Reception | The Future of Africa-based Curatorial Practice Workshop | June 22, 2022 on Vimeo May 25, 2023
- Slavery Hinterland: Transatlantic Slavery and Continental Europe, 1680-1850 May 24, 2023
- Tipping Point: Agriculture on the brink — A PBS NewsHour Special May 24, 2023
- Why the climate activists are now under criminal investigation | DW News May 24, 2023
- Who is Yahweh – How a Warrior-Storm God became the God of the Israelites and World Monotheism May 24, 2023
- The Brandenburg Presence on the Gold Coast, 1682 to 1721 May 24, 2023
- “From conflict to consensus”: The historic deal to save the Colorado River May 24, 2023
- Half of world’s species in decline, study suggests May 23, 2023
- Eye wall of Super Typhoon Mawar nears Guam, Radar Update May 23, 2023
- Climate change is personal May 23, 2023
- LIVE: Shut down Shell – Outside the oil giant’s annual shareholder meeting in the Excel Centre, L… May 23, 2023
- UN Estimates 843,000 People Internally Displaced in Sudan | VOANews May 23, 2023
- War Made Easy: Norman Solomon on How Mainstream Media Helped Pave Way for U.S. Invasion of Iraq May 23, 2023
- Design and Truth in Autobiography (Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography) | Roy Pascal May 23, 2023
- Time to pay the piper: Fossil fuel companies’ reparations for climate damages: One Earth May 23, 2023
- Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 | Claudio Abbado & the Orchestra Mozart May 22, 2023
- The Map of Oil | Peter Zeihan May 22, 2023
- It is time for Medicare for All May 22, 2023
- ‘Everyone has a story.’ Growing industry makes memoir-writing more accessible May 21, 2023
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — May 19, 2023 May 21, 2023
- Rome: climate activists turn Trevi fountain water black May 21, 2023
- A Tribute to Emmanuel Akyeampong May 21, 2023
- Extremely severe cyclonic storm Mocha hits Myanmar, Bangladesh | World Meteorological Organization May 21, 2023
Daily Archives: January 26, 2019
“We have to confront those powers…” George Monbiot – Extinction Rebellion
Broken Arrows: How Many Nuclear Accidents Have We Had? | American Experience | Official Site | PBS
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)
There’s Snow on TV, so Trump’s Tweeting About Climate Change – The Atlantic
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.
Read: Trump, climate change, and the future of U.S. democracy
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
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.
ThinkProgress – Climate Progress
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!”
Socialist Richard Wolff Tells the Truth About the Chinese Economy
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Published on Jan 23, 2018
Economist Richard Wolff Tells the Truth About the Chinese Economy
Study of Antarctic sea ice collapse warns of potential 10-foot sea rise – T hinkProgress
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.
Study Says We Could See 10 FOOT Sea Level Rise This Century From Climate Change
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…
After Words with Roger Stone, “The Making of the President 2016”
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:
Trump Loses BIG TIME
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