Daily Archives: March 13, 2020

Firing Line Debate on Fossil Fuel Divestment

WF Buckley Jr Program   Published on Mar 6, 2020

The Buckley Program at Yale Lecture Series Firing Line Debate on Fossil Fuel Divestment

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Coronavirus explained: Where it came from and how to stop it | DW News

DW News

Feb 8, 2020

The 2019 novel coronavirus is a WHO global health emergency. Since it began using the designation in 2005, the World Health Organization has declared global health emergencies only 5 times before. The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus was reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan on New Year’s Eve. Now, over 30,000 people in at least 26 countries have contracted it. The vast majority of confirmed cases are in Mainland China, where the numbers continue to skyrocket, and where more than 600 people have died as a result. Border closings, suspended flights, a city-wide evacuation and quarantine make for scary stuff. So what is it we’re really talking about when we talk about the coronavirus? And what can we do to protect ourselves?

How the world is trying to contain Coronavirus – Latest Updates | DW News

DW News

Mar 13, 2020

School closures, quarantine and travel restrictions are all on the agenda as world leaders discuss ways to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The EU is vowing to undertake ‘whatever necessary’ to support the European economy.

Genetic Enhancement Is a Moral Obligation | Doha Debate: Future of Genetics

Doha Debates

Mar 13, 2020

Gene editing technology promises to cure diseases and make us stronger and smarter—but where do we draw the line on becoming superhuman? Philosopher and bioethicist Julian Savulescu talks about why genetic enhancement is a moral obligation.

Chris Martenson – The Folly of Unfettered Finance

Scientists Warning

Feb 21, 2019
Join us today for a refreshing inside view of the great Ponzi scheme of the modern world of finance and banking, where “money talks and nobody walks!” Chris Martenson, known for his free Crash Course on Money and Banking (https://www.peakprosperity.com/crashc…),  joins me for this colorful romp through the hidden recesses of modern civilization, the board rooms and private meeting rooms of the rich, famous and infamous.

Scientists Warning

Feb 28, 2019
Chris Martenson joins us again today for a lighthearted look at the finance industry, how it cultivates the worst parts of human nature, how it shapes us to serve the interests of the money masters, and the damage it is doing to humanity’s future prospects. Chris is best known for his free ‘Crash Course’ on Money and Banking available at https://www.peakprosperity.com/crashc… which we recommend highly.

Chris is best known for his free ‘Crash Course’ on Money and Banking available at https://www.peakprosperity.com/crashc… which we recommend highly.


Greta Thunberg and Luisa Neuebauer say “Unite Behind the Science”

Scientists Warning

Mar 6, 2020

At COP-25 in Madrid in December 2019, Greta Thunberg and Luisa Neuebauer convened an event called “Unite Behind the Science” where they shared their global platform with the scientists, who are being ignored by policy makers (governments) around the world.

To listen to scientists’ warnings would require slowing down economic growth. But to the corporate, banks, financial sectors, and the wealthy elites which control governments, that would be the ‘kiss of death’.

Come watch the highlights of this hour-long event featuring Dr. William Moomaw, the clearest and most compelling scientist of the lot.

#ScientistsWarning #ClimateEmergency #ActNow


Climate Restoration with Peter Wadhams & Peter Fierkowsky

Scientists Warning

Mar 12, 2020
‘Climate Restoration’ is the proverbial ‘third leg of the stool’ along with mitigation and adaptation. We need to get our heads around the idea that it’s not enough to aim at reducing emissions and adapting the the changes already ‘dialed in’ to the climate system. We must establish a goal of getting atmospheric carbon levels down to a point where human survival with conditions resembling those in which civilization developed and flourished.
Enjoy this intriguing discussion of Climate Restoration recorded live at the UN-sponsored COP-25 climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain in December 2019.

Coronavirus: contain and delay phases Explained – BBC News

BBC News

Mar 13, 2020
The UK government has moved from the “containment” to the “delay” phase of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Seven-day self-isolation periods for those with persistent coughs or fevers were just one measure announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
In the US, all major sport has been suspended and Broadway performances are off for a month.
And France is one of the latest countries to announce closure of all schools, universities and nurseries.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has begun 14-day self-isolation after his wife Sophie tested positive for coronavirus. He is not showing symptoms.
And Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has been admitted to hospital after testing positive.
Four towns in Spain’s Catalonia region were put under lockdown on Thursday, in a first in the country. The measures, affecting some 70,000 people, came as Spain’s death toll rose to 84 – up from 47 the day before.

In Italy the government imposed a blanket closure of restaurants, bars and almost all shops except food stores and pharmacies. The death toll there has passed 1,000 but Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio says the measures imposed in the first area of the outbreak have been proving effective.


Coronavirus ‘rapid test kits’ to be made in Senegal – BBC News

BBC News

Mar 13, 2020
Rapid test kits that scientists say will diagnose coronavirus within 10 minutes are being developed in a laboratory in Senegal’s capital, Dakar.
The project at the custom-built DiaTropix facility is a collaboration between British biotech firm Mologic and Senegal’s renowned Institut Pasteur de Dakar.

Seven examples of nuclear technology improving food and agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Jan 24, 2020

Some of the most innovative ways being used to improve agricultural practices involve nuclear technology. Nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, ensure food safety and authenticity, and increase livestock production. FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been expanding knowledge and enhancing capacity in this area for over 50 years. And the results have led to some major success stories around the world.