Daily Archives: April 23, 2021

Is the GOP the #1 Danger On Earth?


Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Apr 23, 2021

The Republican Party is destroying our planet and politics. What do we do with a party that is racist, against the rights of women, authoritarian, anti-science & education, anti-democratic and for inequality?

If Not For A Teenager’s Recording Of Floyd’s Murder, The World Would Have Believed The P olice Lie


MSNBC

Published on Apr 20, 2021

Lawrence O’Donnell says then 17-year old Darnella Frazier knew something had to be done to help George Floyd and recording his murder was the only thing she could do. Aired on 04/20/2021.

Char Miller on the Biden climate summit


CGTN America

Published on Apr 23, 2021

CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo discusses U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate summit with Pomona College Director of Environmental Analysis Char Miller.

African Activists: The Earth Is in Peril If Wealthy Nations Don’t Slash Emissions & Pay Climate Debt –


Democracy Now!

Published on Apr 23, 2021

As President Biden convenes a major climate summit, we speak with two leading climate activists from Africa about the “climate debt” rich countries owe the Global South and the major emissions cuts still needed in order to avert the worst effects of the planetary emergency. “Given the scale of the crisis right now, the only thing that is going to get us out of it is not going to be baby steps in the right direction,” says Kumi Naidoo, special adviser for the Green Economy Coalition’s Social Contract Initiative, as well as the former head of Greenpeace International. “It’s going to be big, bold, courageous, structural and systemic change to every aspect of society.” We also speak with Dipti Bhatnagar, international program coordinator for Climate Justice and Energy at Friends of the Earth International, who says that while new pledges by the U.S. to cut emissions are “going in the right direction,” it’s still not enough. “We’re calling on the U.S. to do its fair share of emissions reductions, and what that means is four times of what the U.S. has put on the table.”

Biden Vows to Cut Emissions, But U.S. Continues to Subsidize Fossil Fuels Amid Climate Crisis


Democracy Now!

Published on Apr 23, 2021

The White House convened a virtual summit on the climate crisis this week, with 40 leaders representing the world’s major economies pledging cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. President Joe Biden said the U.S. would cut its emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade — nearly double the target set by the Obama administration six years ago. Biden’s pledge fulfills “a basic requirement of the U.S. being in the Paris Climate Agreement,” says New Republic staff writer Kate Aronoff, but still does not go far enough. “This is well, well below what the United States really owes the rest of the world, based on its historical responsibility for causing the climate crisis and the massive, massive resources this country has to transition very quickly off of fossil fuels.”

Journalist Joseph Williams on climate change and race


CGTN America

CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo speaks to Joseph Williams, senior editor for U.S. News & World Report, about the link between climate change and racial justice.