Daily Archives: November 15, 2020

Fauci says Trump hasn’t attended a Covid meeting in ‘several months’


Guardian News

Published on Nov 15, 2020

Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’s top infectious diseases official and a member of the White House taskforce, has joined the call to allow transition talks to begin amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if a normal transition would be to the benefit of public health, he replied: ‘Of course, that’s obvious. Of course it would be better if we could starting working with them.’ The president himself has been virtually silent on the public health disaster swirling around him. According to Fauci, Trump has not attended a meeting of the coronavirus taskforce for ‘several months’ Trump faces growing pressure to start transition as Covid surges across US Trump insists ‘I concede nothing’ after tweeting that Biden ‘won’ – as it happened

Exploring The Human-Ape Paradox: Linda Marchant – Symbolic Play


University of California Television (UCTV)

Published on Nov 15, 2020

(01:37 – Main Presentation) Each species of our primate cousins is unique as it represents the outcome of independent evolution. Yet, humans appear to be a remarkable outlier as we have numerous characteristics so far un-described in any other primate. Why should this be? This symposium will address several important distinctly human “biologically enculturated” characteristics, both in relation to each other and in contrast to our evolutionary cousins, and will also help to organize how and in what sequence distinctly human physical, mental, social, and cultural features evolved. [Show ID: 36191]

Burning Paradise an Investigation


Greenpeace International

Published on Nov 15, 2020

Every year, fires tear through Indonesia’s forests and peatland, destroying vast areas, putting the lives of people and wildlife at risk and releasing an enormous amount of carbon dioxide.

Many of these fires erupt in land earmarked for development into plantations. A new investigation by Greenpeace International and Forensic Architecture suggests that on land controlled by one company, Korindo, the fires have occurred in patterns consistent with deliberate use. These fires appear to have been used to clear land in one of Korindo’s concessions in Papua, Indonesia’s eastern-most province.

An Ontario farmer addresses climate change amid the pandemic


CBC News: The National

Published on Nov 15, 2020

A small farmer in Ontario is on a mission to make a difference in the fight against climate change. He believes the pandemic could be an opportunity to tackle our biggest environmental problem. Watch The National live on YouTube Sunday-Friday at 9 p.m. ET

In a Twitter tizzy, Trump says Biden ‘won’ but reasserts rigged, fake news claims


FRANCE 24 English

Published on Nov 15, 2020

President Donald Trump appeared on Sunday to publicly acknowledge for the first time that his Democratic rival Joe Biden “won”, but insisted he was not conceding the November 3 presidential election, reiterating his false claims that the vote was rigged.

RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms

RSA

Oct 14, 2010

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