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- How Antarctica’s tourist boom could affect Earth’s ‘last great wilderness’ April 18, 2019
- Civil War and Reconstruction: A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. April 18, 2019
- The Mueller Report – A PBS NewsHour/FRONTLINE Special April 18, 2019
- Can we hack climate change to save us all? | Foreign Correspondent April 18, 2019
- Major Sea Level Rise in Near Future | Jason Briner | TEDxBuffalo April 17, 2019
- A farewell to ice | Peter Wadhams | TEDxUHasselt April 17, 2019
- Extreme Weather Wake-up Call – Peter Wadhams April 17, 2019
- Speech at UN on Climate Emergency April 17, 2019
- Deep Adaptation Q&A 2019-03-27 with Jem Bendell April 17, 2019
- Jem Bendell – Deep Adaptation (IMPROVED VERSION) April 17, 2019
- Deep Adaptation – Jem Bendell & Toni Spencer April 17, 2019
- Inside Look | Reconstruction: America After the Civil War | PBS April 17, 2019
- Henry Louis Gates Jr.: The Reconstruction Is As Relevant As Ever April 17, 2019
- Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow: Henry Louis Gates Jr. April 17, 2019
- Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery: Margaret Ellen Newell April 17, 2019
- Margaret Newell, New England Indians, Colonists, & the Origins of American Slavery April 17, 2019
- They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South April 17, 2019
- Black Women Read They Were Her Property April 17, 2019
- White Women Were Avid Slaveowners, a New Book Shows April 17, 2019
- To Be Sold, part 4: New Orleans panel discussion April 17, 2019
- To Be Sold, part 4: New Orleans panel discussion April 17, 2019
- Expand Your Mind with They Were Her Property by Stephanie Jones Rogers April 17, 2019
- The Fugitive Slave Clause: Rethinking Gender, Slavery, and the Constitution April 17, 2019
- Eco-Friendly Wastewater Treatment System April 16, 2019
- Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment April 16, 2019
- Purified Recycled Water – A vital part of our future April 16, 2019
- Clean Water Ad By Koch Industries 4/24/16 April 16, 2019
- Rich Tehrani discusses the global rollout of 5G technology April 16, 2019
- In Niger, rising temperatures mean barren fields — but fertile ground for terrorism April 16, 2019
- BRET EASTON ELLIS: FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN A DIGITAL AGE April 16, 2019
- Why Mueller Investigation Was Deeply Flawed (w/ Kenneth F. McCallion) April 16, 2019
- Prof. William Lawrence discusses Africa’s historic free trade agreement April 16, 2019
- San Francisco, USA – “Sound the Alarm for a Living Future!” – Int. Extinction Rebellion Day April 15, 2019
- LIVE: Extinction Rebellion block London landmarks as part of their UK rebellion April 15, 2019
- Tell the truth! Sound the Alarm on the Climate Emergency – Extinction Rebellion April 15, 2019
- China-US trade relations take center stage at Harvard forum April 15, 2019
- 4,000yo paintings unearthed in Egypt April 15, 2019
- Tracking World Migration | The Economist April 15, 2019
- Map Shows How Humans Migrated Across The Globe April 15, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion activists cause disruption across London in climate change protests April 15, 2019
- Why China Doesn’t Want Your Trash Anymore April 15, 2019
- Notre Dame blaze: Main structure reported ‘saved’, Macron vows to rebuild April 15, 2019
- ‘Catastrophic fire’ inflicts major damage on Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, 2019
- Report says Great Lakes region warming faster than rest of US April 15, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Hatred of Unions and Social Security April 15, 2019
- Yo-Yo Ma on the importance of telling each other our stories April 15, 2019
- Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?: Bill McKibben April 15, 2019
- Environmental Thinker Bill McKibben Sounds Warning on Technology – Scientific American April 15, 2019
- How the climate crisis catalyzes mass migration April 15, 2019
- Vandana Shiva: Who Feeds the World? April 15, 2019
Daily Archives: April 3, 2019
Kunta Kinteh Island, The Gambia.
For further information see:
- Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites (UNESCO/NHK)
- Old Maps, Picks and Shovels: Steps Toward An Archaeology of the Atlantic Slave Trade
- Historical Cartography and the Archaeology of the Atlantic Trade | EV & N – 304 | CCRV
- Recalling Some Aspects of America’s Immigration Policies in Black History Month | EV & N – 238 – CCTV
- A Tribute to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. …a Cambridge~Global Living Legend
- Old Maps & New Narratives: Digitizing Historical Maps to Analyze New Dimensions of the Atlantic Trade
- The Globalization of Food Production and the Origins of Africa’s Food Crisis
- Castles and Dungeons on the Coasts and Islands: Retracing Some Steps in the Atlantic Trade
- The Atlantic Trade and Africa: The Portuguese, the Spanish & the Dutch – Part 1
- The Atlantic Trade and Africa: The Portuguese, the Spanish & the Dutch – Part 2
Some historical maps and views from Afriterra:
Published on Dec 5, 2015
Chomsky on moral relativism, cultural relativism and innate moral values.
Apr 01, 2019
Meanwhile, voters in Slovakia elected their first woman president. Anti-corruption candidate and environmentalist Zuzana Caputova vowed to counter nationalist rhetoric. In 2016, she won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her fight to shut down a toxic waste dump in her hometown, earning her the nickname “Erin Brockovich of Slovakia.” The president holds a primarily ceremonial role in Slovakia but is charged with appointing the prime minister, among other duties.
Zuzana Caputova (center) with international environmental ELAW activists upon receiving the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco for her fight against a toxic waste facility.
A group of University affiliates call for divestment from fossil fuels in front of Massachusetts Hall in February. Photo: Alexandra A. Chaidez
[See related stories listed in:
- Divest Harvard
as well as:
- What’s Coming in Harvard’s “Heat Week” 2019? A New Season + New Students + a New Urgency + a New President = a New Divestment Policy?
- Sleepwalking Beyond the Point of No Return: Non-thought and Nonsense in High Places
- Harvard Divestment in Historical Perspective]
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences called on University President Lawrence S. Bacow to lead a Faculty discussion on Harvard’s fossil fuel investments, citing “widespread, deep, and reasonable disagreement” with Bacow’s response to the issue.
Philosophy Professor Edward J. Hall raised the issue on behalf of nine professors during the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday. The group asked Bacow to host an open forum or dedicate a portion of a Faculty meeting to the issue, and to include members of the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — in the discussion.
“We are not in the first instance a mere corporation, where all substantive decisions are taken by managers,” Hall said. “We are a college, committed to open intellectual debate even on issues that might directly affect our own future.”
“It would, in our view, be ethically and intellectually irresponsible not to let Harvard’s response to this crisis be guided by serious and sustained community-wide discussion,” he added.
Bacow responded that he would be “happy” to fulfill the professors’ request and would see if he could include a member of the Corporation in the discussions. He did not commit to any changes in investment decisions.
The Faculty members’ demand comes amid renewed student-led calls for Bacow and the University’s investment arm, the Harvard Management Company, to withdraw controversial investments, including those in the fossil fuel industry and in companies tied to prisons. In recent months, students have delivered multiple petitions to Massachusetts Hall regarding divestment.
Published on Mar 29, 2019
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Sixteen-year-old Swedish student and environmental activist Greta Thunberg joined around 25,000 students in Berlin for the ‘Fridays for Future’ climate march on Friday.
Thunberg later addressed the crowd at the Brandenburg Gate expressing her disappointment with the older generation for a lack of action on the climate.
“When we say to them that we are worried about the future of our civilisation, they just pat on our heads saying: ‘Everything will be fine, don’t worry’. But we should worry.”
Thunberg emphasised the need for more concrete actions in salvaging the climate adding, “we still haven’t seen anything yet, this is only the beginning of the beginning, trust me.”
Thunberg who is planning to stay in Berlin until Sunday will also visit the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. On Saturday she will be honoured with a Golden Camera (film and television award) in the German capital.
Thunberg, who has been demonstrating on Fridays since August 2018 under the motto “School strike for the climate” in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, is now well-known all over the world as she has inspired climate strikes globally. For her activities Greta has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.