Daily Archives: November 17, 2019

Some Advantages of Joining….The Africa Map Circle | EV & N – #332 | CCTV




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The Africa Map Circle has proven to be of use to an international group of historians — African historians, historians of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean), maritime historians and historical cartographers , etc. from all over the world.  Further more many map collectors, rare book specialists and antique map dealers have found it to be a valuable resource for their ongoing work as well.

In addition, through the Africa Map Circle students and teachers in any learning environment from middle school through post-doctoral researchers can explore digital resources and instructional videos for their research or teaching.  Online links are provided to special collections and important repositories of images and historical maps like those of  Afriterra: The Cartographic Free Library.   To advance its educational outreach to both students and educators, Afriterra has developed an online portal called the “Lesson-Companion.”  This enables its users to design Africa related projects with immediate access to historical maps of direct interest to their research concerns.  In addition, its online “blog” provides insights on many particular items and discussions of general problems in the field of African cartography.

On more specific topics the Africa Map Circle maintains an online “playlist” of video material of interest to Africanists around the world.

More information will be posted from time to time through this link on the benefits of joining the Africa Map Circle.

BRICS nations meet in Brazil to accelerate trade

Published on Nov 17, 2019
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (BRICS) convened in Brasilia. BRICS has become an important international alliance. The five emerging economies of the bloc account for nearly half of the world’s population, 30% of the world’s land and almost 20% of global trade. Americas Now reports from Brasilia on the summit.

How Much Of An Impact Would It Have On Climate Change If Everyone Stopped Eating Meat? What About

The Real Truth About Health

Nov 17, 2019

How Much Of An Impact Would It Have On Climate Change If Everyone Stopped Eating Meat? What About Carbon Sequestration?

“Mark C. Serreze – Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North – Offstage Interview – 2019

Mark C. Serreze is a Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), a fellow of the CU Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and Director of the CIRES National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

He specializes in Arctic climate research. He has conducted fieldwork in the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic on tundra, sea ice and glaciers. Serreze has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and is recognized as a Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. In 2014, he was elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. In 2017 he was awarded the title of Professor of Distinction at CU for his contributions to research, teaching and service.

He has published an award-winning textbook, “The Arctic Climate System” (now in its second edition), and teaches a course in the CU Department of Geography under the same title. His popular science book, “Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North” was published in spring 2018. Serreze has testified before the U.S. Congress, is a frequent media contact on issues of climate and climate change, and has appeared in television documentaries.

Venice mayor says flooded city is ‘on its knees’

euronews (in English)

Nov 17, 2019

St. Mark’s Square in Venice was awash with water and closed on Sunday as city authorities prepared for another exceptional high tide just days after devastating flooding.…

Negative Emissions Needed for 2 Degrees


Nov 17, 2019

Video Replay: The Moon – Incredible Lunar Views From The Japanese SELENE Orbiter – Earthrise

This video was recorded by the SELENE Lunar Orbiter – images are copyright JAXA / NHK SELENE , better known in Japan by its nickname Kaguya, was the second Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft following the Hiten probe] Produced by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) and the National Space Development Agency (NASDA), the spacecraft was launched on September 14, 2007. After successfully orbiting the Moon for a year and eight months, the main orbiter was instructed to impact on the lunar surface near the crater Gill on June 10, 20

White House official testifies over President Trump’s impeachment

Published on Nov 16, 2019
A senior U.S. budget official has testified behind closed doors at the impeachment inquiry over President Trump’s alleged hold-up of military aid to Ukraine in exchange for Kiev’s investigation of his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Longest-Serving Trump Adviser Roger Stone Found Guilty | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Published on Nov 15, 2019
Roger Stone has been found guilty of all seven federal counts against him including witness tampering, obstruction of justice and making false statements. Former Stone Associate aide Sam Nunberg, who previously worked as Trump’s campaign aide, and Mother Jones’ David Corn join Ari Melber to discuss the verdict. Aired on 11/15/19.