Daily Archives: March 14, 2019

Students across the globe to skip school for climate change strike

CBS This Morning

Published on Mar 14, 2019

Students across America are expected to skip class Friday in the first national school strike over climate change. Similar demonstrations have already swept through Europe and Australia. Friday’s protests are planned for more than 130 cities in the U.S. and about 90 countries worldwide. Tony Dokoupil reports.

Teen activist Greta Thunberg on plans for strike against climate change

CBS News

Published on Mar 14, 2019

Students around the world are planning to skip class Friday to protest for action against climate change. Student activist Greta Thunberg joined CBSN to speak about how her activism has inspired others, and her recent Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize | TIME

TIME

Published on Mar 14, 2019

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign to halt climate change.

Greta Thunberg e la candidatura al Nobel pace

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Published on Mar 14, 2019

Greta Thunberg, l’attivista di soli 16 anni, svedese, promotrice delle marce dei giovani per il clima in tutta Europa è stata proposta per il premio Nobel per la pace, da tre parlamentari norvegesi. Il servizio di Nicola Ferrante.

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique braces for ‘worst-case scenario’ storm – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47576831

People living in one of Mozambique’s largest cities have been warned to expect the “worst-case scenario” as a major cyclone makes landfall.

Cyclone Idai, which is carrying winds of up to 225 km/h (140 mph), is making landfall near the port of Beira.

A storm surge of at least six metres (20 feet) is expected near low-lying Beira, a city of 500,000 people, Météo France said.

Heavy rains have already killed about 100 people in Mozambique and Malawi.

Beira is the fourth largest city in Mozambique and its major port sits on the mouth of the Pungwe river, that runs to Zimbabwe.

Météo France, which monitors French territories in the Indian Ocean, said Idai was “an extremely dangerous tropical cyclone” packing a “life-threatening” storm surge of at least four metres along the coast, and six metres near the mouth of the Pungwe river near Beira.

The surge could be even higher because of high tide, Météo France warned.

The cyclone’s late change of course meant that “the worst case scenario is very likely“, it added.

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Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize – CBBC Newsround

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47574815

16-year-old climate change advocate, Greta Thunberg, has been nominated for one of the world’s most famous awards.

She has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize – an award given to someone who has done lots of work to help bring peace to the world.

In the past the honour has been awarded to Malala Yousafzai, civil rights activists Nelson Mandela and Dr Martin Luther King!

Greta tweeted saying she was “honoured” to be nominated.

Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery


 

With Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion
Special appearances by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

America’s defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people. Enroll in the college course you wish you’d taken, learning from acclaimed historians and writers, alongside Slate’s Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion.

This Slate Academy includes:

  • A nine episode podcast series
  • Archival documents, essays, and bonus podcasts
  • Book excerpts highlighting the research of leading scholars of American slavery
  • A private Facebook group for thoughtful conversation with your hosts and fellow students

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This episode of the Academy is available free to all Slate readers to preview our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. Visit Slate.com/Academy to learn more.

In episode 2 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of slavery during the late 18th century. They talk about the heyday of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the birth of the British abolitionist movement. They begin their discussion by remembering the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano, 1745?–1797.

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