Daily Archives: August 3, 2019

What this summer’s record-breaking heat means for global sea level rise

Published on Aug 2, 2019
What this year’s record-breaking heat means for sea levels Blurb: The scorching heat wave that stifled Europe recently is now moving north, but it continues to set alarming records.

Temperatures in Greenland are running 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit above average — melting about 10 billion tons of ice into the ocean daily. William Brangham talks to Ted Scambos of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences about the frightening phenomenon.

A year after outbreak, Ebola has killed hundreds in the DRC

ublished on Aug 3, 2019
It’s been one year since the Ebola epidemic outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, more than 2,400 cases have been detected and over 1,700 people have died from Ebola. Richard Preston’s new book “Crisis in the Red Zone” chronicles the epidemic and the challenges in containing it. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss

On Contact: British government psyops with Mohamed Elmazzi

Published on Aug 3, 2019
On Contact host Chris Hedges and investigative journalist Mohamed Elmazzi discuss documents showing an alleged British government-financed propaganda mill, equivalent in scale to the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird psychological operations. Elmazzi’s work can be found at Theinterregnum.net.

Julianne Malveaux on the issue of reparations for slavery in the US

Published on Aug 3, 2019
CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Julianne Malveaux, author, labor economist and political commentator about the debate among Democratic presidential candidates over reparations for slavery in the United States.

U.S. withdrawal of nuclear treaty sparks arms race concerns

Published on Aug 3, 2019
The Trump Administration on Friday formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a Cold War-era arms pact with Russia that banned land-based missiles with ranges up to 3,410 miles. For years, the U.S. has accused Russia of violating the INF treaty, a claim Russia has denied. Jon Wolfsthal, director of the Nuclear Crisis Group, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss

What if GREENLAND Melted?

Published on Jul 3, 2019
Isostatic rebound isn’t expected to be too great over Greenland, and instead is greatest over parts of Canada, Scandinavia, and Antarctica, so I didn’t include it. Also whatever rebound occurred would likely be offset by Antarctica’s continued melting.

A Year Has Passed Since Alarming Climate Reports, But Has Anything Changed?


Published on Aug 3, 2019
We’ve now gone through twelve months since the first alarming climate report telling us to take action by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and so far in the US, nothing has changed. We are no longer “12 years” away from catastrophe, and if we continue to do nothing, that time frame is going to shrink faster than the days tick away on the calendar. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.