In parts of the Amazon, protecting your ancestral land from illegal loggers, and oil and gold prospectors, can be a death sentence. Shady businesses from far away, not content with destroying the environment and stealing the resources of indigenous communities are now engaged in a violence and intimidation. We meet with the environmental heroes, who are threatened daily, and those who will do anything to get their hands on these resources – including a hit man who has murdered over 20 activists.
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ takes you on a field trip to Abah Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada to share with you 10 Lessons from a Successful Gardener in one of the most extreme climates in the United States. In this episode, you will learn 10 essential lessons every gardener should implement into their gardening practice to ensure the greatest level of success.
First, John will give you a quick update tour of Derrick Martinez’s backyard garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. You will see how all his tropical fruits and temperate climate fruit trees are growing in Las Vegas. You will see how he is successfully growing fruit and vegetables in Las Vegas.
Next, John will share 10 lessons that Derrick uses to have a high level of success in his garden.
You will learn some of the most essential gardening tips to ensure you can grow in the extreme climate of Las Vegas, NV, or anywhere.
Finally, John will interview Derrick Martinez and ask him some questions about growing food in Las Vegas, Diet, and how to succeed as a gardener. After watching this episode, you will learn some essential lessons for the beginner or expert gardener alike that can help to improve your skills gardening and become a more effective gardener.
The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has appealed to Republican senators to delay appointing a new justice to the US Supreme Court until after elections in November.
Donald Trump has nominated a religious conservative lawyer, Amy Coney Barrett, and called for her immediate confirmation, despite criticism that she could then have a say in any legal action if the presidential election result is disputed.
Mr Biden said President Trump also hoped that Coney Barrett would help dismantle President Obama’s healthcare legislation.
He said Mr Trump’s actions were a threat to democracy and called on Republican senators to “step back from the brink”.
Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by north America editor Jon Sopel in Washington.
International economist Daniel Susskind sits down to discuss his latest book, “A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond.” Daniel was a policy adviser for the British prime minister’s strategy unit and a senior adviser in the Cabinet office of the British government. He is joined by Vikram Mansharamani, author of “Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence.” Vikram is a global trend-watcher and writer who is currently lecturing at Harvard University. Mary Stack, director of Cambridge Forum, moderates the discussion.
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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the importance of down-ballot races and highlights six crucial races that will help flip the Senate and stop the GOP from entrenching minority rule for an entire generation. Winning the White House is absolutely critical, but it’s just one piece of the fight to save our democracy and push a people’s agenda. This is our chance to build a movement that lasts.
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Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times.
Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike.
That’s why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. In Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.
Named after the now-iconic “doughnut” image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like.
Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas―from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and Earth-systems science―to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow?
Simple, playful, and eloquent, Doughnut Economics offers game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers.
Some Reviewer’s Comments
“I read this book with the excitement that the people of his day must have read John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory. It is brilliant, thrilling, and revolutionary. Drawing on a deep well of learning, wisdom, and deep thinking, Kate Raworth has comprehensively reframed and redrawn economics. It is entirely accessible, even for people with no knowledge of the subject. I believe that Doughnut Economics will change the world.”―George Monbiot, author; columnist at The Guardian
“This is truly the book we’ve all been waiting for. Kate Raworth provides the antidote to neoliberal economics with her radical and ambitious vision of an economy in service to life. Given the current state of the world, we need Doughnut Economics now more than ever.”―L. Hunter Lovins, president and founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions
“Not long ago, well-known development economist Kate Raworth’s Doughnut graphic became an overnight sensation. Now this marvelous book clearly and succinctly explains her re-envisioning of the economy. On a bookshelf crowded with attempts to reframe economic thinking and the way forward, this book stands out―brilliantly.”―Juliet Schor, author of Plentitude
About the Author
Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges. She is a senior visiting research associate and advisory board member at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and teaches in its masters program for Environmental Change and Management. She is also senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a member of the Club of Rome. Over the past 20 years Raworth has been a senior researcher at Oxfam, a co-author of UNDP’s annual Human Development Reports and a fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, working in the villages of Zanzibar. She is also on the advisory board of the Stockholm School of Economics’ Global Challenges Programme and Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Resource Observatory. Kate lives in Oxford, England.
Hardcover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1603586741
ISBN-13 : 978-1603586740
Product Dimensions : 6.02 x 1.02 x 9.02 inches
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing (March 22, 2017)
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