Daily Archives: March 3, 2020

How Big Oil and Big Soda Kept the Plastics Crisis a Secret for Decades – Rolling Stone


Tim Dickinson
March 3, 2020

Every human on Earth is ingesting nearly 2,000 particles of plastic a week. These tiny pieces enter our unwitting bodies from tap water, food, and even the air, according to an alarming academic study sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, dosing us with five grams of plastics, many cut with chemicals linked to cancers, hormone disruption, and developmental delays. Since the paper’s publication last year, Sen. Tom Udall, a plain-spoken New Mexico Democrat with a fondness for white cowboy hats and turquoise bolo ties, has been trumpeting the risk: “We are consuming a credit card’s worth of plastic each week,” Udall says. At events with constituents, he will brandish a Visa from his wallet and declare, “You’re eating this, folks!”

With new legislation, the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, Udall is attempting to marshal Washington into a confrontation with the plastics industry, and to force companies that profit from plastics to take accountability for the waste they create. Unveiled in February, the bill would ban many single-use plastics and force corporations to finance “end of life” programs to keep plastic out of the environment. “We’re going back to that principle,” the senator tells Rolling Stone. “The polluter pays.”

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Will the US/Taliban Agreement Fall Apart? (w/ Prof. Andrew Bacevich)

Thom Hartmann Program

Mar 3, 2020

An uneasy truce exists in Afghanistan between the Taliban and the United States. Have the Taliban won and the US lost, or isn’t that important?

Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus-History & International Relations at Boston University, joined Thom to discuss the US/Taliban agreement.
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China’s emissions drop amid coronavirus outbreak

Associated Press

Mar 3, 2020

China’s efforts to control the spread of coronavirus have shuttered factories, emptied airports and resulted in a steep drop in carbon emissions and other pollutants. However analysts caution that the dip in pollution is likely temporary. (March 3)

South Africa slips into recession

FRANCE 24 English

Mar 3, 2020

In tonight’s edition: South Africa slips into recession for the second time in two years. In Nigeria, motorcycle and tricycle taxis have been banned in Lagos. Drivers are suffering from the impact it has had on their lives. Finally, we hear from South African designer and 2019 LVMH prize winner Thebe Magugu. He’s now exhibiting his creations at his first Paris Fashion Week.

The Single Largest Scientific Fraud


The Institute for Responsible Technology

Mar 3, 2020

Watch this shocking interview with Attorney Mark Burton and Jeffrey Smith, discussing the fraud details behind IBT testing.

“Pollution is Segregated” Says the Father of Environmental Justice | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Mar 3, 2020

The United States of America is segregated, and so is pollution. These words come from the so-called “father of environmental justice,” Robert Bullard. As a sociologist in the 1970s, he shone a light on the fact that minority communities in Houston suffered most from pollution. Since then, he’s written more than a dozen books on sustainable development, environmental racism, and climate justice. As part of “Chasing the Dream” — our ongoing initiative about poverty, jobs, and economic opportunity in America — Bullard spoke with Walter Isaacson in Texas

Climate concerns grow amid wettest February on record – BBC News

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter

Last month was the wettest February in the UK since records began in 1862, according to the Met Office.

The UK received an average of 209.1mm of rainfall, 237% above the average for the month between 1981 and 2010.

Elsewhere, a survey suggested that almost a quarter of people felt that climate change was the “most pressing issue facing the UK”.

The representative sample of 1,401 people also suggested that “climate concern” had doubled since 2016.

During February, storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge all delivered a vast volume of rainfall over parts of the UK.

Storm Dennis also delivered the second highest UK average daily total in a dataset that dates back to 1891.

Ciara and Jorge also dropped enough rain to feature in the top 0.5% of days for UK average rainfall.

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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Official Trailer – Michael Moore Bush Administration Documentary

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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Michael Moore مترجم

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Michael Moore: Trump Calling Coronavirus ‘Hoax’ Is ‘Dangerous’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


MSNBC

Feb 29, 2020

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore blasts the presidents for attacking Democrats in the wake of fears over the coronavirus. Aired on 02/28/20.