Daily Archives: March 10, 2020

Greta Thunberg | Youth Strike 4 Climate | Bristol, UK | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

Mar 7, 2020

“If enough people are pushing for change, then change will come. We are those people and every single person counts!” Greta declared to the crowd of 30 thousand assembled to hear her speak.

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg called upon thousands of demonstrators at a mass climate change rally in Bristol to ‘push for change’ as she slammed world leaders for ‘behaving like children’.

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Councillors reject Bristol Airport expansion plans after climate protests https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/brist…
Filmed by Zoe Broughton, Lindford Lowe & David Mathias
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Trump Ignored CoVid-19. Now It’s About To Boom

Thom Hartmann Program

Mar 3, 2020

Donald Trump ignored the CoVid-19, then pushed conspiracy theories about it, and now cases of the new coronvavirus are exploding.
Donald Trump ignored a major health crisis, and has been cutting vital infrastructure needed to fight the CoVid-19, is there enough time to stop the virus? How can we hold Donald Trump accountable for allowing this to spread across the country?

These 10 maps will change the way you see the world

Business Insider
May 6, 2017

Maps are all imperfect because they portray the globe in just two dimensions. Most maps, like the Mercator projection, distort the size or shape of landmasses, which skews our perceptions of how big continents and countries are compared to one another. When you consider square mileage though, a whole new world appears. Inspired by this map of Africa’s true size from German graphic designer Kai Krause, we created 15 map overlays to open your eyes to some real geography.

Tracking World Migration | The Economist

The Economist
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The Economist reports on how immigrants help both the countries they leave and those to which they move. Added to www.audiovideo.economist.com in October 2009

Map Shows How Humans Migrated Across The Globe

Science Insider

Jun 3, 2015

It’s tough to know what happened on Earth thousands of years before anyone started writing anything down. But thanks to the amazing work of anthropologists and paleontologists like those working on National Geographic’s Genographic Project, we can begin to piece together the story of our ancestors. Here’s how early humans spread from East Africa all around the world.

Coronavirus fears contribute to drop in oil prices

CBC News: The National

Mar 9, 2020

Oil prices are expected to drop even further this week, in part because of fears about how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted demand.

Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Leadership and Engagement

Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Mar 10, 2020

SDG5 Gender Equality in Women’s Leadership and Political Representation, presented by the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge, a program within the ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability in partnership with Vital Voices and other committed organizations.

Matt Gaetz in Quarantine After Mocking Coronavirus With Gas Mask – Rolling Stone

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) announced on Monday that he is quarantining himself after being informed that he came into contact with an attendee of the Conservative Political Action Conference who tested positive for COVID-19. Gaetz, a Trump loyalist known for orchestrating outlandish stunts to get media attention, mocked coronavirus last week by wearing a gas mask onto the House floor to vote for an emergency spending bill to combat the virus.

In a Twitter thread, Gaetz’s office claimed the congressman donned the gas mask as a sincere precautionary measure rather than as a stunt to get headlines, writing that he was simply “demonstrating his concern.” His office added that “while the Congressman is not experiencing symptoms, he received testing today and expects results soon,” and that “he’ll remain self-quarantined until the 14-day period expires this week.”

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Italy Is Now a Red Zone: Student at Bocconi U. Describes Strict Measures Taken to Contain COVID-19 Coronavirus

Democracy Now!

The entire country of Italy has been placed on lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, impacting 60 million people. People in the nationwide Red Zone will only be allowed to travel for work, medical reasons or emergencies until early next month. All schools and universities will also remain closed, major sporting events are suspended, and airline passengers now have to justify their reasons for traveling. We go to Italy to speak with Romy Kool, an international student at Bocconi University in Milan, where courses are now being taught online amid the coronavirus outbreak. We are also joined by epidemiologists Thomas Bollyky with the Council on Foreign Relations and Alfredo Morabia, professor of epidemiology at the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, City University of New York, and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Public Health.

Multiple countries taking measures to contain coronavirus

CBS News

Mar 10, 2020

Multiple countries are taking drastic measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Laura Podesta joined CBSN AM with more.