Historian and author Rutger Bregman made waves at the World Economic Forum in Davos when he told billionaires in attendance that large marginal tax rates, like those suggested by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), are better for the public good than philanthropy. Bregman joined CBSN to discuss how tax policy could be used to reduce inequality.
Are climate change and global warming predictions moving faster to destroy the world than was first thought? Changes are happening faster than predicted even 10 years ago and at the upper end of the range on sea ice melting. There are more extremes on weather patterns, due to what is happening in the Arctic. Dr. Michael Mann joined Thom to explain the latest on climate change and if we take no action, that the climate will continue to worsen.
Wed 27 Feb 2019 11.05 EST
Protesters glued themselves to windows of central London hotel hosting industry event
Nine activists from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion have been arrested after they glued themselves to the front of a central London hotel to demand that the petroleum industry end its “deeply immoral” behaviour in driving climate change.
Specialist police officers spent about two hours unsticking the protesters from windows next to the entrance of the InterContinental Park Lane hotel in Mayfair, which was hosting an oil and gas industry conference.
Police put up screens to conceal the protesters from view as the officers detached them. Security staff had previously attempted to remove the protesters.
As one protester was led to a police van, she said: “I’ve been a very law-abiding citizen all my life but I realise now that is not really working. I am a mother of two girls and I am really terrified about their future. We can’t just carry on like this.”
Another said: “The petroleum industry has been complicit in the destruction of our environment and they have been making money out of selling products that are harmful and we need them to stop.”
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