Daily Archives: February 15, 2019

New Poll Shows Increased Bipartisan Desire to Act on Climate Change

The Real News Network
Published on Feb 15, 2019

The results, released in December, also show widespread bipartisan support for a Green New Deal and renewable energy

Invasion of the polar bears – BBC News

BBC News
Published on Feb 12, 2019

A remote Russian region has declared a state of emergency over the appearance of dozens of polar bears in several towns and villages in the Arctic.

Footage from the Novaya Zemlya archipelago shows the animals roaming through building and exploring populated areas.

We ask the experts why this is happening, and find out what can be done to protect humans and bears alike.

Video produced by Alex Dakevych and Emily Wolstencroft

Experts Discuss Recent Heat Waves and Atmospheric Changes

Climate State
Published on Jul 29, 2018

The impacts of global warming are now ‘playing out in real-time’. Mike Mann (Penn State), Jennifer Francis (Rutgers), and Noah Diffenbaugh (Stanford), discuss July 27th 2018 the recent heat waves around the globe, and how it connects with the jet stream pattern, moderated by Markeya Thomas of Climate Signals.
Read the conversation summary at ClimateSignals.org https://goo.gl/dK9gku
Latest article on this subject by Mike Mann, published in The Guardian https://goo.gl/p8HfdD
Further reading: Thermogeddon:
When the Earth gets too hot for humans https://barringtonstewart.wordpress.c…
Amplification of Rossby waves https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossby_…
Polar amplification https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_a..

Are Aliens Really Out There? This Harvard Astronomer Says They Might Be

WGBH News
Published on Feb 13, 2019

A lot of people believe there’s intelligent life out there, but when a top Harvard astronomer with four books and more than 700 publications on space says he thinks so, too — it might be time to listen. Jim Braude was joined by Prof. Avi Loeb, chair of Harvard University’s Astronomy Department.

Fox News keeps forcing Trump into shutdowns

Vox
Published on Feb 14, 2019

Government shutdowns are disasters for Republicans, but right-wing media makes it almost impossible for the GOP to compromise in a budget fight.

The U.S. government has experienced three major shutdowns over the past twenty-five years. In 1995, it was a fight over programs like Medicare. In 2013, it was over an effort to defund Obamacare. In 2018, it was over funding for a border wall.

And while each crisis revolved around a different policy fight, they all followed a similar pattern: Republicans, egged on by right-wing pundits and talk radio, were pressured into forcing a government shutdown that eventually blew up in their faces. Ever since the 90s, Republicans have become dependent on right-wing outlets like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh to rally and mobilize their supporters. That’s garnered them success in major elections, but it’s also backed them into a corner.

Republicans know they can’t betray the conservative pundits who helped elect them, but those pundits are becoming more and more ideologically extreme, pressuring Republicans to shut the government down over even minor funding disputes. As long as right-wing media has a stranglehold on conservative politics, Republicans will keep finding themselves steered into crises they know they can’t win.

FAO launches $940 million appeal to meet urgent needs of food-insecure people in 30 countries


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on Feb 14, 2019

The UN agency provides life and livelihoods saving assistance to people affected by conflict and climate extremes.

Green New Deal Aims To Address Climate Change. Would It Work Without Nuclear Power? | On Point

Environmental activists occupy the office of Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the incoming majority leader, as they try to pressure Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

February 15, 2019    With David Folkenflik

You say we have to tackle climate change. Fine. But can you do it without nuclear power? It’s a hot-button issue for environmentalists. And the Green New Deal sidesteps it.

Guests

Lisa Friedman, reporter for the New York Times focusing on climate and the environmental policy. (@LFFriedman)

Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Author of “Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator.” (@Jaczko)

Michael Shellenberger, president of Environmental Progress, an independent research organization that advocates for the expanded use of nuclear energy throughout the world. (@ShellenbergerMD)

A Look Back at the 2018 Youth Climate Movement


Alliance for Climate EducationPublished on Feb 14, 2019

While 2018 saw record-breaking extreme storms, floods and wildfires that damaged our communities from coast to coast, young people were building unprecedented power in the climate movement

…. Alliance for Climate Education’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. By empowering youth to take action within a frame of justice and optimism, we are growing and strengthening the climate movement, and shifting the national discourse on climate in ways that are proven to affect public opinion and policy.

Trump Declares an Imperial Presidency – Paul Jay

The Real News Network
Published on Feb 15, 2019

Trump’s emergency order threatens to create an all powerful presidency and weaken a constitutional order that allows the elites to settle their differences within an electoral process – Paul Jay joins guest-host Jacquline Luqman of ‘Luqman Nation’

AfroCROWD Wikipedia Tutorial (Master)

AfroCROWD
Published on Aug 12, 2018

This video answers the questions: What is Wikipedia? What does a Wikipedia page look like? What are the rules for editing Wikipedia? How do I upload pictures? Does Oral Knowledge have a place on Wikipedia? This video is broken up into smaller tutorials on this channel. To find out more about Afrocrowd, visit http://afrocrowd.org.