Daily Archives: June 22, 2019

Why U.S. war with Iran would lead to “global economic catastrophe”

Published on Jun 22, 2019
The United States going to war with Iran would “lead to global economic catastrophe unlike anything we’ve seen in contemporary history,” says Mohammad Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran who helped negotiate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. “All of the oil and gas facilities, as well as tankers, in the Persian Gulf region will be destroyed. This will not just be the issue of closing the Strait of Hormuz. This will be something very long term.”

Spectacular timelapse of approaching supercell storm with lightning

Published on Jun 21, 2019
A supercell storm kicked off following a tornado warning in Oklahoma, U.S. on July 18. This timelapse captures the beauty of nature and how stunning a storm can be. The storm occurred right before the official tornado warning in Rogers County.

Hong Kong braces itself for a third weekend of protests against unpopular extradition bill

Published on Jun 22, 2019
Most of the thousands of demonstrators that had blockaded the police headquarters on Friday had mostly dispersed by Saturday morning, but it remained unclear whether further mass protests would take place.…

Former U.S. diplomat: Imposing tariffs is no solution

Published on Jun 22, 2019
CGTN had a chance to speak to Daniel R. Russel, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The former diplomat said tariffs were no solution to trade disputes, and hoped the U.S. and Chinese negotiating teams could get back to the table for dialogue.

Former U.S. diplomat: Imposing tariffs is no solution

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=clHpw1TOLDs

Thousands of Fossil Fuel ‘Observers’ Attended Climate Negotiations: UNFCCC Data 2005-2018 for COP1-COP24 | DeSmogBlog

https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/06/21/fossil-fuel-observers-un-climate-negotiations-unfccc-2005-2018-cop1-cop24

Photos: Youth Climate Change Demonstrations Across The World | WBUR News

https://www.wbur.org/npr/704050431/photos-youth-climate-change-demonstrations-across-the-world