U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, a key member of the president’s team combating COVID-19, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss President Joe Biden’s aims to vaccinate 70 percent of all U.S. adults with at least one dose by July 4, and how a focus on rural communities will help achieve that goal, and how the U.S. plans to distribute vaccines abroad.
The pandemic proved to be a record-setting year for the world’s billionaires, who collectively saw a $5 trillion surge in wealth and the emergence of an unprecedented number of new billionaires. There are now 2,755 billionaires in the world, which is up 660 from the year prior. And for the first time, China has outpaced the US in the number of resident billionaires. “Boom Bust” co-host Christy Ai joins In Question to weigh in.
Patients trust their doctors with the intimate details of their lives, including struggles with housing, racism, or the immigration system. Gaurab Basu considers this a privilege. All healthcare providers are storytellers, and they can use these anecdotes to foster systemic change. The Center for Health Equity strives to equip them with the skills they need to advocate for better policies. What galvanized Basu was the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which chronicled the threats to everything he cares about as a doctor — dignity, equity, justice, health. He jumped into creating new curricula for medical professionals incorporating climate and equity; writing op-eds about planetary and human well-being; testifying about how to bring health into decisions about building or transportation policy; and generally mobilizing others to make these connections. “I get excited about a world in which we do this right,” he says.
Rich people have enormous carbon footprints. But the fundamental problem with their climate impact isn’t what they consume — it’s that they own the means of production, and it’s extremely profitable for them to pollute.
This Tuesday, tune in as 100 youth from around the world gather for a vibrant #UNFSS2021 Global Youth #SummitDialogue and a discussion on more sustainable future #FoodSystems for all! The Dialogue, convened by UN Food Systems Summit Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata and Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, will host such speakers as Deputy-Secretary General of the UN Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake, Janya Green, agricultural extension specialist, and Jessica Vega Ortega, Indigenous Peoples Youth Leader, Mexico. Also featuring special appearances from Waffles + Mochi and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emi Mahmoud.
Packed with concrete, cars and crowds, cities are among the most degraded environments on the planet. That is why urban areas are a focus of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The New York Restoration Project is an example of what can be done to restore urban ecosystems. The project works to expand green spaces and help more people connect with nature in the biggest and most densely populated city in the United States. The UN Decade launches on 5 June, World Environment Day, the biggest global day to celebrate and take action for the environment. Restoring ecosystems can help us to solve the climate and biodiversity crises as well as meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Watch this video and visit the UN Decade website for ideas on how you can join #GenerationRestoration this World Environment Day.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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