Daily Archives: March 10, 2021

Rep. Jason Crow: ‘I’m Not Going To Work With Folks And Normalize That Behavior ’ | Deadline | MSNBC

MSNBC – Mar 10, 2021

Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO) discusses concerns over the potential roles of some members of Congress in the Capitol riot and whether he feels comfortable working with them. Aired on 03/10/2021.

A ‘Metastasizing Threat’: Chuck Rosenberg On White Supremacy And Extremism | Deadline | MSNBC

MSNBC – Mar 10, 2021

Former U.S. attorney and FBI senior official Chuck Rosenberg breaks down the growing threat of white supremacy in the country and shares the ways Biden’s newly confirmed attorney general, Merrick Garland, can “prosecute people who have committed these horrific acts”. Aired on 03/10/2021.

Senate Votes To Confirm Merrick Garland As Attorney General | Katy Tur | MSNBC

MSNBC – Mar 10, 2021

The Senate has confirmed Judge Merrick Garland as President Biden’s attorney general. Aired on 3/10/2021.

Food Media: Whose Stories Are Being Told? Whiteness of Food Media and BIPOC Food Narratives

The Edible Schoolyard Project

10 March 2021


Can Sea Water Desalination Save The World?

CNBC – Oct 16, 2019

Today, one out of three people don’t have access to safe drinking water. And that’s the result of many things, but one of them is that 96.5% of that water is found in our oceans. It’s saturated with salt, and undrinkable. Most of the freshwater is locked away in glaciers or deep underground. Less than one percent of it is available to us. So why can’t we just take all that seawater, filter out the salt, and have a nearly unlimited supply of clean, drinkable water?

The Rise Of Wind Power In The U.S.

CNBC– Mar 10, 2021

In the past decade, wind power capacity has tripled, and it’s projected to double in the decades to come. Wind is now America’s top renewable source of electricity generation, and the domestic offshore industry is finally taking off, as major manufacturers debut ever larger and more powerful turbines. While the industry faces some challenges with permitting, public opposition from various interest groups, and the obvious intermittency issues, there’s no doubt that wind is poised to play a major role in the energy transition. The question is just how fast it will grow.

Can we get rid of Covid-19 forever?

Vox – Mar 10, 2021

How to eradicate a disease, in 4 steps.

As of March 2021, Covid-19 has killed more than 2.5 million people. It’s brought on a dramatic economic downfall, a mental health crisis, and has generally just put the world on pause. But we don’t have to look far back in history to see how much worse it could have been. Smallpox was twice as contagious as Covid-19, and over 60 times as deadly. It plagued humanity for centuries, left many survivors blinded and covered in scars, and killed hundreds of millions of people in the 20th century alone. But today, smallpox has been eradicated. Through a massive global effort, we were able to wipe the disease completely out of existence. So can we do the same thing with Covid-19? And if we can’t, what are our other options?

Read the article this video is based on, by Kelsey Piper: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/21…
On Smallpox: https://www.amazon.com/House-Fire-Era…https://www.cdc.gov/smallpox/history/…
Edward Jenner’s story and more on the first vaccine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
On the Balmis Expedition, which brought the smallpox vaccine around the world: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/a…​ T
he fascinating story of the last smallpox outbreak in the United States: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/18/ny…

Fauci Shares Reflections One Year into Pandemic

NowThis News = Mar 10, 2021

‘You never can put your guard down completely’ — Dr. Fauci shared his reflections a year into the pandemic.

Live: A visit to the China Agriculture Museum 探访中国农业博物馆,看中国农业上下五 千年

CGTN – 10 March 2021

How is China successfully producing one-fourth of the world’s grain and feeding one-fifth of the world’s population with less than 10 percent of the world’s arable land? Bearing this question in mind, CGTN’s reporter Lucy Lyu visits the China Agricultural Museum in Beijing to dive into the country’s long history of farming and learn about the development of its agrarian civilization. China Agricultural Museum is the only national-level agriculture museum in China that opened to the public in September 1986. At present, the museum mainly includes displays of China’s agricultural civilization, thematic exhibitions of soil, farming tools, and ancient painted pottery, and an outdoor exhibition garden. #2021TwoSessions

Is There Anything Funny About the Climate Crisis? – Bill McKibben

Norfolk, Virginia, is one of seven cities in the region known as Hampton Roads, which is among the metropolitan areas most vulnerable to coastal flooding in the world. Like New Orleans, Norfolk sits extraordinarily low to the sea—just seven feet above it in some places—and Hampton Roads, where three big rivers converge and the Chesapeake Bay flows into the Atlantic, floods regularly. When a big storm hits, watch out. Also, Norfolk suffers from much the same patterns of racial inequity that made Hurricane Katrina such a disaster for the Crescent City. So you might be excused for predicting that a standup-comedy show about the impact of global warming on Norfolk’s African-American neighborhoods would bomb.

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