Daily Archives: June 6, 2020

The Sad and Sobering Reality: There Will Be No Post-Coronavirus Moment Ahead




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There will be no “post-Coronavirus” moment ahead because as a species we are a participant in a complex ecosystem that we cannot control.  We are only now beginning to realize that we are not in charge and that there are severe limits on our collective behavior as pandemic diseases are likely to emerge again and again on in our climate-changed world. (See: There will be no “post-COVID” world …. )

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Global Health and Global Threats with Laurie Garrett — Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013

University of California Television (UCTV)

Oct 15, 2013

Laurie Garrett, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, shares her concerns about emerging public health threats, ranging from gain of function research to the effects of climate change on the human microbiome, in an interview with The Atlantic’s Corby Kummer. This program is part of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013 conference presented by The Atlantic and UC San Diego. [11/2013] [Show ID: 25786]

How Mitch McConnell Is Destroying the Senate | Opinions | NowThis

NowThis News

Apr 15, 2019

‘Mitch McConnell is no leader. He is the epitome of unprincipled power.’ — Robert Reich explains how the Senate majority leader is willfully destroying the Senate for partisan gain. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In political news, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is speaking out against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Reich says the top Republican has done much to undermine the functioning of the US government. Reich says while Donald Trump has defiled the White House, McConnell is actively and willfully destroying the Senate. McConnell’s Republican senate blocked 79 Obama judges and famously delayed Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court. McConnell ended the use of the filibuster for SCOTUS appointees, which helped push Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh through. Then he cut debate time for Trump judges.

Bridging the Virtual Gap: Scott Clavenna on Building a New Media Company for Climate Solutions on Vimeo

Most recently, Scott Clavenna served as Chairman of Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, where he contributed to the strategic guidance of Wood Mackenzie’s work in the global energy transition. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Mr. Clavenna was the co-founder and CEO of Greentech Media and helped develop it into the leading source of integrated news, industry research, conferences and executive councils in the clean energy economy. Greentech Media was acquired by Wood Mackenzie in 2016 and in the subsequent 4 years achieved all the goals of the acquisition while expanding its reach and breadth through its integration with acquired organizations and Wood Mackenzie’s power markets and energy transition groups. Prior to Greentech Media, Mr. Clavenna was a market analyst in the broadband telecommunications industry in various media and research organizations.

Bridging the Virtual Gap with Bill McKibben on Vimeo

For this week’s webinar, we are thrilled to be joined by author and environmental activist Bill McKibben. In 2008, Bill founded 350.org, an organization focused on bringing together a movement to end fossil fuels, build community resilience, and address environmental justice issues at their roots. As the world draws more and more parallels between the COVID-19 and climate crisis, his message of equity and justice in the climate fight holds even more truth as we work towards solutions that effectively combat both crises simultaneously. He also currently has a weekly column for The New Yorker.

Fauci Says Trump Has Stopped Talking To Coronavirus Task Force Members

The Ring of Fire
Jun 6, 2020

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the President has basically stopped talking to the members of the Coronavirus task force, including Fauci himself, in recent weeks. This doesn’t mean that the pandemic is over, it just means that Trump has grown bored of it and has found something new to capture his attention. The U.S. is still reeling from the crisis, and Trump couldn’t care less. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Some of Trump’s Unmarked Police Force Traced to Texas Prison | Maddow | MSNBC


Jun 6, 2020

Rachel Maddow looks at how hints on the clothing of the unmarked federal police force Donald Trump is using to protect himself suggest that at least some of them are from federal prisons in Texas.

Cornel West: The Future Of America Depends On How We Respond | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


Jun 2, 2020

Harvard University professor, author, and thinker Cornel West joins to discuss the unrest that’s broken out across America in the wake of George Floyd’s fatal arrest and the response from Trump and law enforcement officials. Aired on 6/1/2020.

‘Technological dictatorship’ | Facebook wants to decide for its users who to trust


Jun 6, 2020

Facebook is starting to tag certain users’ pages to clearly highlight who it considers to be ‘state-controlled media’… including RT. It also plans to ban them from buying ads in the United States ahead of November’s presidential election. But there’s a bit of ‘selectivity’ as to WHO gets flagged up

Rising threat from the seas | DW Documentary

DW Documentary

Jun 6, 2020

How high will the oceans rise due to climate change? The projections are the subject of dispute, with scientists continually correcting their estimates upward. Is this just panic-mongering or are these scenarios within the realm of possibility? Can we make any reliable predictions about the world’s oceans? If all the ice in Antarctica and Greenland were to melt, sea levels would rise by more than 66 meters. The consequences for coastal populations are gradually becoming clear. By 2100, coastlines around the world could change radically. The research being conducted by marine scientists will decide how affected regions can prepare for the disaster on the horizon. At what point will governments have to consider evacuating areas on the basis of cost-damage analyses? It is a process that has already begun in places like the United Kingdom.

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