Daily Archives: September 3, 2019

Steven Kyle on what’s ahead for Brexit now that MPs are in control of the agenda

Published on Sep 3, 2019
CGTN’S Mike Walter discusses what’s ahead for Brexit now that MPs are in control of the agenda with Cornell Associate Professor Steven Kyle.

Acting DHS Sec. McAleenan on Hurricane Dorian preparations and FEMA funding

Published on Sep 3, 2019
With Hurricane Dorian devastating the Bahamas and heading toward the U.S., how are American agencies and officials getting ready for the threat? Acting Homeland Security Sec. Kevin McAleenan joins Amna Nawaz to discuss preparation efforts, including pre-deployment of supplies and personnel, why residents need to heed local warnings about the “very dangerous storm” and funding for FEMA.

Are we heading for a global recession? – BBC Newsnight

Published on Aug 16, 2019
Financial markets have flashed a warning sign about the world economy. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F

This week it became cheaper for the US and the UK governments to borrow for 10 years than for two years – something that has not happened since the run up to the financial crisis a decade ago.

We speak to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Economics editor Ben Chu reports.

Activist Scott Warren, Facing Federal Charges for Aiding Migrants, Says He Won’t Be Deterred

Published on Aug 19, 2019
We broadcast live from Tucson, Arizona, where the government recently put humanitarian activist Scott Warren on trial amid the ongoing policing of the U.S.-Mexico border, separation of families, and cruel and inhumane conditions at immigrant jails across the country. Warren, a longtime volunteer with the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths, was charged with three felony counts for his alleged crime of providing food, water and shelter to migrants in Ajo, Arizona. The immigrants had arrived at the doorstep of a humanitarian shelter after a perilous journey across the Sonoran Desert. At the same time, he and other volunteers also faced separate misdemeanor charges for leaving water jugs and food for migrants on a national wildlife refuge in the remote desert. The trial took eight days, and after hours of deliberation, the jury returned without a verdict. Eight found Scott Warren not guilty; the remaining four said he was. The government will now retry Warren in November. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. As he awaits his next trial, Democracy Now! followed him into the Sonoran Desert for his first trip in a year accompanying other No More Deaths volunteers who left water and food for migrants making the treacherous journey north.

Hong Kong’s “Father of Democracy” Martin Lee Calls on Gov’t to Heed De monstrators’ Demands

Published on Sep 3, 2019
Following another weekend of mass protests in Hong Kong, this marks 13 weeks of protesters calling for greater political freedom and the scrapping of a controversial extradition bill with China. For the past two days, thousands of students have boycotted the beginning of classes. On Sunday, protesters returned to Hong Kong’s airport, where they barricaded roads in an attempt to shut down the airport again. On Saturday, police fired tear gas and water cannons during a chaotic night of street demonstrations. Some masked protesters were seen throwing Molotov cocktails at the police. Earlier today, Carrie Lam denied she ever offered to resign. From Hong Kong, we speak with Martin Lee, the founding chair of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong.

Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in “Unprecedented Disaster ”

Published on Sep 3, 2019
Hurricane Dorian is continuing to wreak havoc in the Bahamas, where massive storms and flooding have killed five people and left many stranded on the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands over the weekend. The Category 3 storm pummeled the islands throughout Monday with up to 180-mile-per-hour winds and continued to be stalled in the region Tuesday. Hurricane Dorian is one of the strongest recorded storms to ever strike the Atlantic, and is expected to continue a destructive path toward Florida and then onward to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. It made landfall as a Category 5 storm in the Bahamas Sunday. We speak to two guests: Christian Campbell, a Bahamian poet, scholar and essayist, and Tiphanie Yanique, an award-winning poet and novelist from the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas.

Why Hurricane Dorian lingered for so long over the Bahamas

Published on Sep 3, 2019
Why did Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm on record to hit the Bahamas, linger over the island nation for so long? Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, joins Judy Woodruff to explain the “rare” conditions that kept the storm battering Grand Bahama for more than 20 hours, creating a “devastating” situation for residents, and shares the latest forecast for the southeastern U.S.

The Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction

Published on Oct 11, 2013
“Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster.

Abrupt Climate Change Realities: Hurricanes Stronger, Intensify Faster, Move Slower, Dump More Rain

Published on Sep 3, 2019
I continue to delve deeply into recent, cutting edge science on how climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous. Warming oceans have more evaporation; warmer air holds more water vapour, so storms are stronger and intensify more rapidly and cause much greater rainfall. Also, the forward speed of tropical storms has reduced globally by 10% since 1949; slowing over land is even greater (by 21% in western North Pacific, and 16% in North Atlantic). Hurricane Dorian was essentially STATIONARY for 1.5 days; Hurricane Harvey in 2017 meandered at 1-2 mph over Texas in 2017 dropping 5 feet of rain.

Boris Johnson defeated as Tory rebels move against a no-deal Brexit – BBC News

Published on Sep 3, 2019
The UK’s Prime Minister has lost a key Brexit vote as members of parliament opposed to no deal take control of House of Commons business. MPs voted to take control of the Commons agenda tomorrow, paving the way for a bill designed to block Boris Johnson from taking the UK out of the European Union without a deal. In a statement immediately after the vote, the Prime Minister accused parliament of being on the “brink of wrecking any deal” the UK might be able to strike in Brussels. Mr Johnson indicated that he would call for a general election if MPs vote tomorrow to force him to seek a delay to Brexit. Earlier in the day the government lost its working majority in the Commons, when the Conservative Dr Philip Lee defected to the Liberal Democrats in protest at the government’s approach. Part of the BBC News at Ten’s Brexit coverage