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- Why explore a metallic asteroid? NASA Psyche Mission co-investigator explains February 25, 2020
- Our (slightly doomed) flight to an atmospheric river February 25, 2020
- The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America: Hugh Wilford February 25, 2020
- The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA – Burton Hersh February 25, 2020
- Cloak & Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961 | Robin W. Winks February 25, 2020
- U.S. Must Restore Global Leadership Role, Former Secretary of State John Kerry Says < Yale School of Public Health February 25, 2020
- The Good Shepherd February 25, 2020
- Angelina Jolie – The Good Shepherd Interview February 25, 2020
- The Good Shepherd February 25, 2020
- Clip – The Good Shepherd (2006) February 25, 2020
- Climate Catastrophe Warning in J.P.Morgan’s: Risky business: the climate and the macroeconomy February 25, 2020
- The implications of cancelled Teck oilsands project February 25, 2020
- Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO – BBC News February 24, 2020
- Coronavirus outbreak empties streets in Italy February 24, 2020
- Health Air Travel Virus WEB February 24, 2020
- Coronavirus Global Economy WEB February 24, 2020
- “A Stupendous Victory”: Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada After Heavy Organizing in Latinx Communities February 24, 2020
- Can Chase Bank’s Lending to Fossil Fuel Companies Be Stopped? – Rolling Stone February 24, 2020
- What the 2030 Climate Deadline Really Means February 24, 2020
- Sea level rise is speeding up | Beyond Nuclear International February 24, 2020
- Greta Thunberg joined by 60,000 at Hamburg climate protest February 24, 2020
- Sanders & Socialism: Debate Between Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman & Socialist Economist Richard Wolff February 24, 2020
- Democracy for Sale? February 24, 2020
- “It’s Viral!” The Movement to Overturn Citizens United Swamps the Internet February 24, 2020
- Overpopulation facts – the problem no one will discuss: Alexandra Paul at TEDxTopanga February 24, 2020
- Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg on reducing poverty amid rising inequality | YaleNews February 24, 2020
- Harvard, Yale accused of failing to report millions of foreign funding February 24, 2020
- Empty shelves as coronavirus fears spark food shortages in northern regions of Italy February 24, 2020
- Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil | Conservation International (CI) February 24, 2020
- The Soil Story by Kiss The Ground February 24, 2020
- Imperial College MSc in Environmental Technology February 24, 2020
- Does coronavirus quarantine violate human rights? February 23, 2020
- Steve Coll on the “Private Empire” of ExxonMobil February 23, 2020
- Is the U.S. Headed Towards Tyranny? Timothy Snyder Discusses | Amanpour and Company February 23, 2020
- Murray Energy CEO: Trump is doing wonderful things for coal February 23, 2020
- Murray Energy, America’s largest private coal miner, files for bankruptcy February 23, 2020
- Record Corporate Growth & Global System Collapse: Privatizing the Benefits and Externalizing the Costs of the World’s Carbon Addiction February 22, 2020
- Rethinking “Investment Policies” in a Finite Ecosystem: The Fallacy of Growth Economics on a Small Planet February 22, 2020
- JP Morgan economists warn climate crisis is threat to human race | Environment | The Guardian February 22, 2020
- Interview with Robert Solow about Equitable Growth (Short Version) February 22, 2020
- Who We Are – Equitable Growth February 22, 2020
- Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film) | FRONTLINE February 21, 2020
- Commanding Heights: The Global Debate February 21, 2020
- Daniel Yergin – YouTube Channel February 21, 2020
- Does Saving The Planet Mean Banning Humans From Large Parts Of It? February 21, 2020
- The man who returned his grandfather’s looted art – BBC News February 21, 2020
- Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media – Feature, Documentary February 21, 2020
- Amid reported Russian meddling, a ‘deeply damaging’ politicization of U.S. intelligence February 21, 2020
- A Conversation on Reparations February 21, 2020
- Joe Biden Was Instrumental in Launching the Iraq War February 21, 2020
Daily Archives: March 28, 2019
By Sarah Lazarus, CNN Updated 0550 GMT (1350 HKT) March 27, 2019
(CNN) In 2014, Mark Sabbatini noticed cracks in his apartment walls. Then a mysterious bulge appeared in his bedroom and the apartment block’s communal staircase became crooked. “Doors and windows weren’t shutting properly,” he says.
Sabbatini, the editor of a local newspaper, was living in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town located just 800 miles from the North Pole, which is also the capital of a cluster of Norwegian islands called Svalbard.
A landscape of jagged mountains, fjords and glaciers, Svalbard — which experiences four months of darkness in winter, and four months of daylight in summer — is built on permanently frozen ground called permafrost.
For years, permafrost provided a base as hard as concrete. But now it’s melting — and that’s proving to be a problem.
Sabbatini says his building was damaged because it started sinking into the softening ground.
Inger Hanssen-Bauer, senior researcher at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and editor of a new report about Svalbard, says the climate in Longyearbyen is probably warming faster than in any other town on Earth. That’s because of accelerated Arctic warming.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose to All-Time High in 2018 + U.N. Secretary-General: Cyclone Idai Latest Warning Sign on Climate
Mar 27, 2019
In more climate news, global greenhouse gas emissions rose to an all-time high in 2018, with countries adding over 33 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. An International Energy Agency study found global CO2 levels rose by 1.7 percent last year. U.S. emissions rose by over 3 percent, while Europe and Japan saw slight decreases.
U.N. Secretary-General: Cyclone Idai Latest Warning Sign on Climate
Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that Cyclone Idai is the latest “alarm bell” about the dangers of climate change. The storm killed over 750 people and has left nearly 2 million people in need of assistance in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Secretary-General António Guterres: “Cyclone Idai was an uncommonly fierce and prolonged storm, yet another alarm bell about the dangers of climate change, especially in vulnerable, at-risk countries. Such events are becoming more frequent, more severe and devastating and more widespread, and this will only get worse if we do not act now.”
Mar 27, 2019
The Senate on Tuesday rejected the Green New Deal, after 43 Democrats voted “present” on the measure introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Four other Democrats joined all 53 Republican senators in voting against the Green New Deal. Democrats—including the bill’s champion, New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—blasted McConnell’s move as a “stunt vote.”
The Green New Deal seeks to transform the U.S. economy through funding renewable energy while ending U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Democratic leaders have resisted backing the deal, which has the support of all 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls in Congress.