Daily Archives: October 25, 2020

Christopher de la Torre – IMDb

From Miami Beach, Florida, he would spend 7 years working in the Chinese film industry in Shanghai, China before moving to Cairo, Egypt to document the uprising of 2011. “The Square (2013)” would go on to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. He resides in Los Angeles, California. Winner of the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2014) for picture editing on “The Square (2013)”.

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“It’s Criminal”: Biden Slams Trump as Gov’t Can’t Find Parents of 54 5 Children Separated At Border

Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 23, 2020

During the second and final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, moderator Kristen Welker asked Trump and Biden about immigration and family separation. Trump deflected questions during the debate, repeatedly stating that the Obama-Biden administration “built the cages” and falsely claiming that kids seeking asylum in the U.S. are “well taken care of.” However, the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy “took children away from their families at the border,” says Erika Andiola, advocacy chief at RAICES Action, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. “He’s not owning up to that.”

Trump Lies About COVID-19 Risks & Vaccine at Debate as Pandemic Is Tied to 300K Excess U.S. Deaths

Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday in the second and final debate of the 2020 campaign. It was a more subdued debate than their first clash, when Trump refused to abide by the rules and interrupted Biden at least 128 times. Thursday’s debate was moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker, who began by asking the candidates about COVID-19. Biden criticized Trump for repeatedly downplaying the severity of the pandemic, while the president boasted about his handling of the crisis, falsely claiming a vaccine was “ready” to be deployed within weeks. Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and former director of the CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, says the political divide on how to deal with COVID-19 would be “unimaginable” for any other disease. He also says the Trump administration’s aims of reaching “herd immunity” by letting the virus run rampant in the U.S. is cruel and scientifically unsound. “That is the most unethical, disastrous approach possible,” he says.

Why scientists are so worried about this glacier


Published on Jul 13, 2020

It’s at the heart of Antarctica and on the verge of collapse.

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Man-made climate change is warming the planet’s atmosphere and oceans, and the effects are being felt the most at the poles. In Antarctica, home to the largest chunk of ice on earth, ice shelves and glaciers are beginning to collapse, and one in particular could spell disaster. The Thwaites Glacier, in West Antarctica, has retreated more than 14 kilometers in the last two decades as warm ocean water undermines it. The glacier is situated on a downward slope that falls deep into the center of Antarctica. It’s why scientists are racing to find out how close it is to total collapse – and what that would mean for future sea levels.

Further Reading:

The Doomsday Glacier, Rolling Stone Magazine: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics…

The Race to Understand Antarctica’s Most Terrifying Glacier, Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/antarctic…

Into the Thaw, PRI https://www.pri.org/categories/thaw-d…

International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration: https://thwaitesglacier.org/

Dustin Schroeder, Stanford University: https://earth.stanford.edu/people/dus…

Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Penn State University https://www.geosc.psu.edu/academic-fa…

Vox Atlas demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: http://bit.ly/2SThVsf

Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Election


Published on Oct 22, 2020

Most Americans have no choice but to drive. How do we change that?

What do you wish the presidential candidates would talk about? http://vox.com/ElectionVideos

In the middle of the 20th century, the US government made a decision that would transform American cities: It built a huge system of interstate highways, many of which went right through the downtowns of its biggest cities.

This sealed the country’s fate as a car culture, and today we’re seeing the results. In most cities, it’s extremely difficult to get around without a car, in part due to public transit systems built to serve an outdated commute. And when our politics turn to infrastructure, the government often favors building new roads and highways instead of improving and expanding public transportation.

The result is a system that forces more Americans to drive, at the expense of those who rely on public transit. It’s also the biggest contributor to our country’s carbon footprint. Fixing that over the long term will require a reimagining of American cities and towns. But there’s also a way that, if we wanted to, we could improve American transit systems, and get more people riding them, in a matter of weeks.

This video is the seventh in our series on the 2020 election. We aren’t covering the horse race; instead, we want to explain the stakes of the election through the issues that matter most to you. To do that, we want to know what you think the presidential candidates should be talking about. Tell us here: http://vox.com/ElectionVideos

For Jonathan English’s research comparing Canadian and US public transit: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featur…

For research on suburban commutes from the Brookings Institution’s Adie Tomer, Joseph Kane, and Jennifer S. Vey: https://www.brookings.edu/interactive…

For more of Vox’s coverage on public transportation: https://www.vox.com/2015/8/10/9118199…

For more historical maps on how the federal highway system transformed cities: http://iqc.ou.edu/2014/12/12/60yrsmid…