Daily Archives: December 1, 2020

Visiting the most vulnerable place on Earth: the ‘doomsday glacier’

PBS NewsHour
Feb 19, 2020

The Thwaites Glacier is the largest, most menacing source of rising sea levels all over the world, and it is melting at an alarming rate. For years, scientists have warily watched it from afar, but in November, a team set out on a perilous journey to investigate what is happening below. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on what they discovered.

“CHASING ICE” captures largest glacier calving ever filmed – OFFICIAL VIDEO

Exposure Labs

Dec 14, 2012

This rare footage has gone on record as the largest glacier calving event ever captured on film, by the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records.

On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.

Footage produced by James Balog (http://jamesbalog.com) and the Extreme Ice Survey (http://extremeicesurvey.org)

Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and a 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. It has won over 40 awards at festivals worldwide, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, “Before My Time” by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell.

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

Smithsonian Channel
Nov 3, 2017

Residents of the valley of Vajont in Italy had reservations about a new hydroelectric dam–especially when cracks began to appear in the nearby mountain.
Their worst fears were soon to be confirmed.

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From the Series: Make It Out Alive: Dam Disaster http://bit.ly/2A13Q2r

New Australian telescope maps millions of galaxies in record time


CGTN

Dec 1, 2020

For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-12-02… Australian scientists have discovered 1 million new galaxies and mapped another 2 million in record time with a powerful new telescope – the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). The telescope has a wide field of view with specialty receivers that take panoramic pictures of the sky in greater detail than before, opening the way to new cosmic discoveries.

The Internet is Spying on YOU (w/ Evan Greer)

Thom Hartmann Program

Dec 1, 2020

Donald Trump’s FCC slowed down your internet, with Trump on the way out, and Ajit Pai leaving the Federal Communications Commission, can Net Neutrality return?

Net Neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all Internet communications equally. Donald Trump and Ajit Pai of the FCC changed the laws to allow your internet service providers to speed up, slow down or even block the website you want to use. If they don’t want you to see a site they disagree with, then they will stop you going there. Or, they will make you wait, so you get bored and go somewhere else.

Or, unless you pay more, your internet will be slowed down. And they think that the US is a free country?

Evan Greer joins the Thom Hartmann Program to discuss how Ajit Pai leaving the FCC could be the start of Net Neutrality returning, how a Biden administration can help save the internet from corporations looking to block their competitors websites and how you can help.

Evan Greer is Deputy Director-Fight for the Future, a group of artists, engineers, activists, and technologists who have been behind the largest online protests in human history, channeling Internet outrage into political power to win public interest victories previously thought to be impossible. Fight For the Future is working to build a world where technology liberates — not oppresses — us.

WATCH NEXT: Is the FCC Blowing up Net Neutrality? – https://youtu.be/1jn80uzCfG8

Trump Insider On How He ‘Attacked Democracy’ And Lost | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


MSNBC

Published on Nov 24, 2020

“The Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to react to the news Biden and his administration can officially begin their transition. Schwartz provides unique insight into Trump’s mindset in the face of defeat and pleads with Americans to value democracy. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 11/24/2020.

Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump – Official Trailer


Madman Films

Published on Sep 23, 2020

Is Donald Trump fit to hold the office of President of the United States? #UNFIT presents an eye-opening analysis of the behaviour, psyche, condition and stability of #DonaldTrump. It takes a sociological look at the electorate that chose him, and the collective effect he is having on our culture and institutions. During the 2016 campaign, mental health professionals felt policy-bound from speaking publicly. Now, after years of observation, for the first time ever, they have decided enough is enough.

World AIDS Day Is Grim Reminder of an Ongoing Epidemic, with 700,000 Dead from HIV/AIDS in 2019


Democracy Now!


December 1 is World AIDS Day, and as the world waits on an effective vaccine for COVID-19, we look at the ongoing AIDS epidemic and how the coronavirus has threatened treatment for those living with HIV. Author and journalism professor Steven Thrasher says the coronavirus has amplified racial, class and other disparities, just as AIDS has done for decades, and that treatments must have an antiracist and anti-capitalist foundation in order to be successful. “HIV/AIDS has continued to kill way too many people. Almost 700,000 people died last year,” says Thrasher. “The problem is not just the drugs. It’s the conditions around people’s lives that lead them to become affected by viruses.”

As COVID Devastates Native Communities, Indigenous Voters Played Key Role in Defeating Trump


Democracy Now!


As COVID-19 rampages through the U.S., we look at how the rapid spread of the disease is affecting Native American communities, which have already faced disproportionate infection and death rates throughout the pandemic. We speak to Jodi Archambault, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and former special assistant to President Obama for Native American affairs. We also speak with Protect the Sacred founder Allie Young of the Navajo Nation.

As COVID Devastates Native Communities, Indigenous Voters Played Key Role in Defeating Trump