Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

earthrise – The Great Green Wall

Published on Sep 30, 2011
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The Sahara is creeping into the verdant southern Africa. To counter desertification, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States has launched the Great Green Wall, a project to create a tree belt across the continent coast to coast through 11 countries.

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China’s green growth miracle

Published on Jun 5, 2019
Green, or growth? Find out how China resolves the conflict between development and environment, from maps

Ever wondered #HowChinaCan provide its 1.4 billion people with vegetables all year round?

Published on Sep 17, 2019
In northern China, temperatures can drop well below zero degree. Yet, vegetables can be found on dinner tables across the country. Have you ever wondered #HowChinaCan do this? Check out the 3rd episode in our explainer series to find out!

What’s ARAMCO and how deep is the US-Saudi oil connection?

Published on Sep 17, 2019
The world’s most profitable company, Saudi Aramco, was attacked on September 14. Here’s what we think you should know about this powerful and extremely wealthy company and its long-standing ties to the U.S.

The Heat: Saudi oil refinery attacks

Published on Sep 17, 2019
The search is on for answers after an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. Who’s responsible and what will be the response? To discuss, tonight’s panel includes Kaveh Afrasiabi, political scientist and Iranian affairs analyst; Hamoud Salhi, an associate dean of International Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills; Harlan Ullman, the chairman of the Killowen Group and senior adviser with the Atlantic Council and Ahmed Al-Ibrahim, a Saudi political and security analyst.

Ecofascism: Naomi Klein Warns the Far Right’s Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis

Published on Sep 17, 2019
Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an ecofascist. In her latest book, “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” Klein writes, “My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this kind of white power eco-fascism emerge with much greater frequency, as a ferocious rationalization for refusing to live up to our collective climate responsibilities.”

Naomi Klein: By Not Holding Climate Debate, DNC Fails to Grasp “Intersectional Nature of the Crisis ”

Published on Sep 17, 2019
Renowned activist and author Naomi Klein evaluates the 2020 Democratic presidential field and the climate platforms of leading candidates. She says the Democratic National Committee’s refusal to hold a debate specifically on the climate crisis reveals “a fundamental failure to understand the intersectional nature of this crisis,” making it crucial for the candidates to be vocal about their plans. “If you say you support a Green New Deal … then you can’t wait for the moderator to ask you specifically about climate change. This is your economic plan, this is related to what your foreign policy is, this is related to your racial justice platform,” Klein says. “This is really the story of the next economy, so the candidates need to seize the reins.”

Indonesia forest fires, smog brings country to a halt

Published on Sep 17, 2019
For much of 2019, forest fires have ravaged Indonesia, impacting the daily lives of millions and their neighbors.

“On Fire”: In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet

Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 17, 2019

Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian’s destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. “We do know that if we are going to lower our emissions in time, it is going to take transformations of how we live in cities, how we move ourselves around, how we grow our food, where we get our energy from,” Klein says. “Essentially, what the Green New Deal is saying: If we’re going to do all that, why wouldn’t we tackle all of these systemic economic and social crises at the same time? Because we live in a time of multiple, overlapping crises.”

Naomi Klein on the Case for a Green New Deal, Greta Thunberg, & The Rise of Ecofascism

Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 17, 2019

Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian’s destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. Klein tips her hat to 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, praising her for her “moral clarity” as one of many youth voices that “burst through the bureaucratic language with which we shield ourselves from the reality of the stakes, the extraordinary stakes, of our moment in history.” Klein also lays out a path forward for mankind in which we meet the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. “We do know that if we are going to lower our emissions in time, it is going to take transformations of how we live in cities, how we move ourselves around, how we grow our food, where we get our energy from,” Klein says. “Essentially, what the Green New Deal is saying: If we’re going to do all that, why wouldn’t we tackle all of these systemic economic and social crises at the same time? Because we live in a time of multiple, overlapping crises.”