Daily Archives: October 30, 2019

John Browne: Engineering the Future

Climate One

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Can oil companies reinvent themselves as clean energy providers? John Browne attempted it over more than a decade as CEO of British Petroleum, where he led the company’s “Beyond Petroleum” rebranding campaign. In his new book, Browne argues that the solution to reducing emissions and addressing climate change is a mass deployment of engineered technology — and that the tools we need to get there already exist. What lessons can oil companies and others looking to lead the energy transition to learn from this approach? What is the future of the fossil fuel industry as the global economy runs cleaner?

Join us with Lord John Browne, former CEO of British Petroleum and author of Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization, for a conversation on the potential of energy incumbents to become innovators.

This program is generously underwritten by RBC Wealth Management and the ClimateWorks Foundation.

Will $23 Billion Nuclear Bailout Cause Nuclear Fallout?

Thom Hartmann Program Oct 30, 2019

Nuclear power is a failing industry because the cost of nuclear power and the risk of nuclear contamination are too, especially compared to green energy which out perform this industry greatly.

Now the Nuclear Industry is trying to get a government bailout to keep running power plants that put you and your communities in danger.

Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the $23 Billion Nuclear Bailout.

Pentagon releases new details on al-Baghdadi raid

Published on Oct 30, 2019
The general who oversaw the U.S. raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi provided the most detailed account yet of the operation Wednesday and said the U.S. is on alert for possible “retribution attacks” by extremists. (Oct. 30)

Russia slams U.S. over move to cease oil fields

Published on Oct 30, 2019
UN delegates met in Geneva, Switzerland ahead of launching the new Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva, Switzerland in an effort to stabilize the country. They emphasized that the peace process must be “Syrian owned and Syrian led.” Meanwhile, Turkey and Russia begin joint patrols of northern Syria and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov has denounced Washington as “arrogant” for keeping US soldiers in the country. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca reports for News.Views.Hughes.

Oil Goliath ExxonMobil’s Decades-Long Deception

RT America Oct 30, 2019

Mike Papantonio and Trial Lawyer Magazine editor Farron Cousins dive into tech behemoth Amazon’s new foray into the election systems of over 40 states across the U.S, further widening Jeff Bezos’s grip on modern society. Also, Google has been found to be funneling money to organizations that are working to refute climate change. This, while Trump may be rolling back legislation originally enacted to stop businesses and individuals from dodging taxes through offshore tax havens.

Then, RT correspondent Brigida Santos walks us through a lawsuit brought forth by the Massachusetts Attorney General against ExxonMobil, alleging the energy giant has long been aware of its products accelerating climate change, yet chose NOT to disclose relevant studies that might hurt the company’s bottom line.

Plus, legal journalist Mollye Barrows discusses how a New Hampshire woman ended up trapped in the emergency room for nearly THREE WEEKS upon being sedated by police, then committed by her daughter for psychiatric help. With legal action by the ACLU on the way, what does this woman’s de facto detainment in the E.R. say about the prioritization of mental health resources in hospitals nationwide?

Rich Californians are hiring private firefighters to save their rich-people stuff

RT America

Oct 30, 2019

Is anyone surprised?

“Talking Climate: Bridging the Divides” by Katharine Hayhoe

Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability Oct 30, 2019

September 24, 2019 | Katharine Hayhoe, a leading climate scientist and an awardee of the UN “Champions of the Earth” honor discusses what climate change means to us in the places where we live.

Soil microbiologist Walter Jehne explains the “soil sponge”

WGBHForum Oct 29, 2019

Walter Jehne is an internationally known Australian soil microbiologist and climate scientist. He is the founder of Healthy Soils Australia.

This is the short version of how Jehne describes healthy soil as a sponge: it is able to absorb water–rather that allow runoff and flooding–and give off moisture as well as biologic and mineral matter.

Watch his entire 2019 lecture “Cooling The Climate Mess With Soil And Water” recorded at the Cambridge Public Library: https://forum-network.org/lectures/co

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IMHO: The Cost Of Trump’s Lifelong Judicial Appointees


Oct 29, 2019

Jim Braude shares his thoughts on what Trump’s longest lasting impact on the country will unfortunately be.

Remarks by Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Oct 30, 2019

Remarks by Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization, on the occasion of his visit to FAO headquarters in Rome.