Daily Archives: November 12, 2019

What Would Happen To The World’s Food Supply If Bees Went Extinct?

Science Insider

Nov 12, 2019

Bees pollinate more than a third of the world’s crops. So what would happen if they went extinct? For one, it would likely halve the number of fruits and vegetables on supermarket shelves. Plus, it could drastically alter the food chain, starting with insects and other animals that depend on the plants that bees pollinate.

EPA to Restrict Scientific Research Used to Write Public Health Regulations

Nov 12, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to restrict the scientific research that the federal government uses to write new public health regulations. That’s according to The New York Times, which obtained a draft of new EPA proposals that stipulate scientists would have to disclose their raw data — including confidential medical records — in order for the EPA to even consider an academic study’s conclusions. Scientists say these measures would make it far more difficult for the agency to issue new clean air and water rules.

Ralph Reed: Christians ‘morally correct’ in backing Trump

RT America

Nov 12, 2019

Faith and Freedom Coalition head Ralph Reed joins Larry for a discussion about the evangelical community’s support for President Trump’s policies.

Bolton Slams Trump, Suggests Foreign Policy Guided By Personal Interest | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC


Nov 12, 2019

Former national security adviser John Bolton derided President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law during a private speech last week and suggested his former boss’ approach to U.S. policy on Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people who were present for the remarks told NBC News. Aired on 11/12/19.

How Bolsonaro’s election intensified anti-indigenous violence in Brazil

Democracy Now!

Nov 12, 2019

In Brazil, at least 135 indigenous people have been killed since 2018, when far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was elected. Filmmaker Petra Costa, whose documentary “The Edge of Democracy” examines the re-emergence of authoritarianism in Brazil, says there needs to be more international pressure on the Bolsonaro government to protect the Amazon rainforest. She says the intensifying violence by loggers and miners is part of “a savage, unregulated capitalism” that has no regard for indigenous rights or environmental stewardship. She also sounds the alarm on the rise in police violence against poor communities in Rio de Janeiro, which she says has a higher rate of police killings now than even the United States. “That is kind of a state-led genocide that is happening in Brazil at this moment,” Costa says.

Robert Stavins discusses the status of the Paris Climate Accord

CGTN America

Nov 12, 2019

CGTN’s Karina Huber sat down with Harvard University Professor Robert Stavins to discuss the status of the Paris Climate Accord.

Toxic Chemicals Found In Nearly Everyone’s Blood

Published on Nov 12, 2019
Toxic “Forever” chemicals that don’t break down are being found in almost everyone’s blood.

Why Finland has the best education system in the world

Visions of Helsinki

Sep 15, 2016

A segment on the approach to education in Finland taken from “Where To Invade Next” by Michael Moore.

Elinor Ostrom and the Theory of Governing the Commons Explained

Vanya Bisht

Nov 1, 2018

Learn about Elinor Ostrom and her Nobel Prize winning work in Economics. This video won the runners-up prize in the Commons Video Contest, held as part of the 1st Virtual Conference organized by the International Association for the Study of the Commons between November 12-30, 2018. It is an educational video about the commons scholarship pioneered by Elinor Ostrom, which provided a challenging alternative to Hardin’s theory of the Tragedy of the Commons. “Commons” is a term used in resource economics to describe types of goods that can be accessed by anyone but their use by one party limits their availability to others. Examples of common-pool resources include pasture lands, fresh water, fisheries, forests, etc. Through her research with different communities across the world, Elinor Ostrom showed that it is possible for local communities to sustainably manage their common resources without any external intervention like state control or privatization.

Elinor Ostrom on managing “common pool” resources


Jun 28, 2011

Elinor Ostrom, Nobel laureate in economic sciences, talks about managing “common pool” resources like forests or fisheries, where one person’s use means less is available for others.