Daily Archives: May 13, 2021

Jamal Simmons: Black Leadership is Stalled at 4% | Amanpour and Company


Amanpour and Company

Published on May 13, 2021

George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter movement prompted corporate America to commit to more diversity in their ranks. The current statistics aren’t good: less than 4% of executives at major companies like Facebook, Apple, and Google are Black — a figure that holds true across nearly every sector. Political analyst Jamal Simmons talks to Michel Martin about “The 4% Problem” and the need for a radical rethink if corporate America really is committed to reckoning with systemic racism. Their conversation is part of our ongoing initiative about poverty, jobs, and economic opportunity in America called Chasing the Dream.

Originally aired on May 13, 2021.

Investing in a Boston Harbor Coastal Resiliency Layered Defense System – Funding Options


Environmental Business Council of New England

Published on May 13, 2021

The comprehensive regional coastal resiliency infrastructure system that is necessary to prevent the existential inundation of the fifteen Boston Harbor municipalities that flood through Boston Harbor will cost billions of dollars regardless of whether it is a wholly land based system or a layered defense system consisting of a regional harbor-wide sea gate system to protect against storm surge and local municipal sea walls to protect against sea level rise.

In order to ensure the timely and cost-effective construction of a Boston Harbor regional coastal resiliency system that saves lives, protects property, and meets our social justice and environmental goals, state and local policy makers must consider all available finance options now and move expeditiously to have a regional “shovel worthy” plan that can optimize federal, state and local funding.

This EBC Climate Change webinar, co-hosted by the Environmental Business Council of New England, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Advisory Board, and the Suffolk University Real Estate Center, will focus on funding options for a regional Boston Harbor coastal resiliency system that would protect the fifteen cities and towns that flood throughout Boston Harbor.

Gravitas: Scientists inject human cells into Monkey’s embryo


WION

Published on Apr 20, 2021

U.S. Scientists recently tried creating the world’s first Human-Monkey Chimera. They injected Human cells into the embryo of a monkey. What is wrong with people? WION’s Palki Sharma gets you this report.

Ben Santer: Climate Red Team v Blue Team – 2014


greenmanbucket

Published on May 13, 2021