Daily Archives: April 29, 2019

Greta’s climate strike

The Sustainable HourPublished on Sep 14, 2018

“If the adults don’t care about my future, why should I?” ~ Greta Thunberg #SupportGreta Greta Thunberg: Our lives are in your hands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roLBS… Greta’s strong speech last day of the school strike: “I will continue and urge you to do the same!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrGp5… . . . The significance of the first follower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8am… “There is no movement without the first follower. We’re told we all need to be leaders, but that would be really ineffective. The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow and show others how to follow. When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.” “Being a first follower is an under-appreciated form of leadership. The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire.” ~ Derek Sivers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8am… . . . The Sustainable Hour radio podcast which contains a longer version of this interview: » Podcast audio – one hour: http://climatesafety.info/wp-content/… » Podcast webpage – with audio player and more info: http://climatesafety.info/thesustaina… . . . This video is also available for sharing via The Sustainable Hours Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSustainab…

Greta Thunberg at Global Climate Action, UN Climate Change COP24


Cykel pendlare
Published on Dec 7, 2018

Matthew Phillips, a communications official with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, interviews Greta Thunberg at the COP24 Action Hub. Greta will tell us why she decided to go on school strike for politicians in her country to act on climatechange. For all those following the climate crisis, Thunberg is both an inspiration and a warning: Sometimes we need a 15-year-old to tell us the truth. And the truth isn’t always pretty.

From LBJ to Robert Moses: Robert Caro on Writing About Political Power & Its Impact on the Powerless

Democracy Now!

Published on Apr 29, 2019
Robert Caro is always working. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner published his first book, “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York,” 45 years ago and has spent the decades since meticulously chronicling the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson. The result is four sweeping volumes that total more than 3,000 pages and offer an unprecedented window into the inner world of one of the country’s most influential presidents. And he’s not done yet—Caro is currently writing the fifth and final installment of the collection. Robert Caro has been described as “the greatest political biographer of our times,” but to reduce his work as simply biographies of great men misses the point. Caro uses both Moses and Johnson to show how political power works. Robert Caro has just released a new book—by far the smallest volume in his collection—titled “Working.” It offers an inside look into the author’s meticulous research and writing process. We speak with Robert Caro in our New York studio.

Robert Caro on how Robert Moses infrastructure projects fueled discrimination

The Imaginary Empire: Portugal between two globalizations: Guilherme Azevedo, James P. Ito-Adler

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by Guilherme Azevedo (Author), James P. Ito-Adler (Foreword)