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- China and the “New Scramble” for Africa: (What is “new” about this?) June 18, 2021
- Imperialism: The Robinson and Gallagher controversy: WM. Roger Louis (ed.) June 18, 2021
- G7 Nations To Offset China’s Belt & Road Initiative June 18, 2021
- Africa Is Bigger Than America! That Is Why China Does Not Care! June 18, 2021
- Inside the U.S. Capitol at the height of the siege | Visual Forensics June 18, 2021
- PBS – Empires (series) June 18, 2021
- BBC World Service – Newshour, G7 summit: Spending plan to rival China adopted June 18, 2021
- mom says class assignment exposes liberal agenda in schools June 18, 2021
- How will China feed 1.4 billion people? China’s next big boom: AgriTech and FoodTech June 17, 2021
- Localnost, Lucia Grejtakova, World Localization Day 2021 June 17, 2021
- Queen hosts reception for world leaders June 17, 2021
- Queen and senior royals meet G7 leaders at Eden Project engagement | ITV News June 17, 2021
- Ex-president Gbagbo returns to Ivory Coast 10 years after arrest June 17, 2021
- Gravitas: G7 nations join forces to counter China’s BRI June 17, 2021
- The Indoctrination Of Our Kids Needs To Stop Yesterday! June 17, 2021
- Summer Institute 2016 | Pier June 17, 2021
- Eric Cline – The Collapse of Cities and Civilizations at the End of the Late Bronze Age June 17, 2021
- Ian Morris | Why the West Rules — For Now June 17, 2021
- Welcome to Rhodes Connect for Alumni June 15, 2021
- G7 nations fail to reach consensus on how to call out Beijing on human rights abuses | World News June 14, 2021
- G7 Summit: G7 approves global infrastructure plan to combat China | Latest World English News | WION June 14, 2021
- China’s Great Belt and Road Economic Initiative June 14, 2021
- G7: Biden says democracies in ‘contest with autocrats’ as G7 summit ends June 14, 2021
- Watch: Joe Biden names, shames China after G7; announces plan to counter BRI June 14, 2021
- G7 Nations To Offset China’s Belt & Road Initiative June 14, 2021
- What G7’s Plan To Counter China’s Belt And Road Initiative Means For India June 14, 2021
- What’s behind the G7’s rival to China’s ‘Belt & Road’ initiative? | Inside Story June 14, 2021
- Biden urges unity among G7 leaders with global infrastructure plan to rival China June 14, 2021
- G7 rivals China with grand infrastructure plan June 14, 2021
- Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliotheque nationale de France: Marie-Helene Tesniere and Prosser Gifford June 14, 2021
- A Celebration of William Gardner Smith’s THE STONE FACE June 14, 2021
- South Africa’s Covid Storm – BBC Africa Eye documentary June 14, 2021
- We Make It or We Die – BBC Africa Eye documentary June 14, 2021
- Economic Update: The Center Cannot Hold – YouTube June 14, 2021
- Cosmic Bombshell, Greenland Mystery, Brain Metal | S0 News Jun.14.2021 June 14, 2021
- “Our House Is on Fire”: Activists Urge G7 to Address Climate, Vaccine Apartheid & Poverty June 14, 2021
- GLOBALink | UK PM says “selfish, nationalistic approaches” marred initial fight against COVID-19 June 14, 2021
- Biden concludes first G-7 as president declaring ‘America is back at the table’ June 13, 2021
- Biden takes shot at Trump at G7 over downplaying the threat of climate change June 13, 2021
- China’s gateway to Europe – the New Silk Road | DW Documentary June 13, 2021
- Ten years after the Arab Spring, is there still hope for democracy? | DW Documentary June 13, 2021
- LIVE: XR at G7 – STILL Drowning in Promises June 13, 2021
- An endangered elephant herd is taking a mysterious trek in China. Are humans to blame? June 12, 2021
- Princess Anne awards Prince Philip Medal for the first time to a female engineer | ITV News June 12, 2021
- The Queen Uses Enormous Ceremonial Sword to Cut Royal Birthday Cake at Eden Project June 12, 2021
- ‘Enjoying yourself?’: Queen jokes with G7 leaders in family photo June 12, 2021
- Bernie Sanders on Reforming the Tax Code June 12, 2021
- Why 15 Elephants Went on a 500-km Journey in China June 12, 2021
- Why A Herd Of Elephants Is Crossing Thousands Of Miles In A Rare Journey Through Southwest China June 12, 2021
- ‘Ring of fire’ | Incredible solar eclipse June 12, 2021
Daily Archives: February 20, 2020
First, do no harm. The main tenet of the Hippocratic Oath doctors take when beginning their career to care for patients. But what happens when they have to navigate roadblocks that prevent them from putting patients first? Issues of insurance, electronic medical record-keeping, litigation, and budgets mean many doctors face as much time filling out forms as they do at the bedside.
According to Dr Wendy Dean, “every time medical professionals have to choose anything other than their patient, it can be indicative of moral injury, or it predisposes them to moral injury.” Dr Dean and Dr Simon Talbot first used this term in a 2018 opinion piece that resonated with many.
The term ‘moral injury’ has its roots in war. It was first used to explain why military veterans were not responding to standard treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Moral injury, as defined by researchers from veterans’ hospitals, refers to the emotional, physical and spiritual harm people feel after “perpetrating, failing to prevent, or bearing witness to acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations.” Talbot and Dean concluded that moral injury describes the conundrum of today’s medical professionals: They know how best to care for their patients but are blocked from doing so by systemic barriers related to the business side of healthcare.
On the next episode we’ll examine this concept of moral injury in the medical field, and the toll it may be having
Apr 16, 2010
In this rereleased interview from 1998, Christopher Hitchens, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine, is a self-proclaimed radical. William F. Buckley, Jr., editor-at-large of National Review magazine, is one of the most noted conservatives in the country. During the 1960’s, Hitchens enjoyed the counter-culture, whereas Buckley was one of the founders of the politically conservative counter counter-culture. Thirty years later (1998), and Hitchens and Buckley are still wrangling over the Revolution.
Movement for much of China’s population of 1.4 billion people is, to some extent, restricted in an attempt to slow the spread of the potentially deadly coronavirus.
The lockdown is most strict in Hubei province, where the outbreak started, but elsewhere there are compulsory quarantine periods and people are just not stepping out much.
Some businesses remain closed and life is anything but normal.
China Correspondent Stephen McDonnell donned his face mask and took to Beijing’s all-but-empty streets to see how people are coping.
Filmed and edited by Ed Lawrence.
- 20 Feb 2020
Jun 1, 2017
Patagonia, the name itself conjures images of crystal blue lakes, steppe-like plains, and epic glaciers. Travelers come from all over the world to explore this pristine landscape that stretches across Argentina and Chile. But this South American region is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This VR experience takes you trekking through Patagonia’s glaciers, stopping at famous sites and vistas that bear the marks of a changing climate.
Oct 28, 2017
Every third week, a British Royal Mail ship begins its journey from Cape Town to Saint Helena, the remote island in the Atlantic where Napoleon was once in exile. It’s like the end of the world in the middle of the Atlantic. Five days, with a northwesterly course, and only then do the sheer black cliffs appear in front of RMS St. Helena. The island’s 4500 residents are often waiting impatiently for the ship’s arrival and panic if the schedule changes. Director Thomas Denzel and his team went on the journey to Saint Helena and met the people living on the island. Many of the residents are descendants of people who were sent into exile there by the British crown – the most famous among them, the French Emperor Napoleon. This is a report about life at the end of the world, loneliness, unique vegetation, and a very special journey.
Aug 26, 2015
For over 20 years NASA has been tracking the global surface topography of the ocean in order to understand the important role it plays in our daily lives. Climate change is causing our ocean to warm and glaciers to melt, resulting in sea level rise. Since 1880, the global sea level has risen 8 inches; by 2100, it is projected to rise another 1 to 4 feet. :::
LEARN MORE::: Key Indicators: Sea Level http://climate.nasa.gov/key_indicator…
National Climate Assessment: Sea Level Rise http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/repor…
Rising Seas Briefing (recorded audio) http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/71763595
Sea Level Rise: Global Warming’s Yardstick http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2201/
West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable http://climate.nasa.gov/news/1088/
Quiz: Sea Level Rise http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/Sea…
What Will Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Mean for Barrier Islands? http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/feat…
Hangout: Sea Level Rise (recorded) http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blog…
:::NASA MISSIONS & RESEARCH::: Jason-3 https://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/mission…
Operation IceBridge http://icebridge.gsfc.nasa.gov/
:::FOR EDUCATORS::: NASA Wavelength http://nasawavelength.org/resource-se…
Ocean Surface Topography Missions Educational Resources https://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/education/
Sea level rise, global warming, coastal flood zones, prehistoric sea level
Global ocean levels have risen about 6 cm (2.3 in) over the past two decades, matching models consistent with human-induced climate change. NASA monitors sea heights and other parameters with the Jason satellite series. Jet Propulsion Laboratory oceanographer Josh Willis explains the data. — Full Story: http://goo.gl/G0j3ch
Importance of Climate Risks for Institutional Investors | The Review of Financial Studies | Oxford Academic
According to our survey about climate risk perceptions, institutional investors believe climate risks have financial implications for their portfolio firms and that these risks, particularly regulatory risks, already have begun to materialize. Many of the investors, especially the long-term, larger, and ESG-oriented ones, consider risk management and engagement, rather than divestment, to be the better approach for addressing climate risks. Although surveyed investors believe that some equity valuations do not fully reflect climate risks, their perceived overvaluations are not large.