Monthly Archives: July 2021

Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol | Visual Investigations

The New York Times – Jul 1, 2021

Sign up for our Visual Investigations newsletter: As part of a six-month investigation, The Times synchronized and mapped thousands of videos and police audio of the U.S. Capitol riot to provide the most complete picture to date of what happened — and why.

Hayes: Let’s Call It What It Was—Trump’s Failed Coup

MSNBC -Jul 30, 2021

“The last thing left to him was the mob, and so he used the mob. That violent, bloody insurrection—the failed coup we saw was his final attempt after he tried everything else,” says Chris Hayes on the Trump plot to stay in power.

What does a healthy ocean really look like?

Stockholm Resilience Centre TV– Jul 31, 2021

No matter where in the world you live, your life is affected by the ocean. But many of our oceans are sick, and have been so for a while. So what’s keeping them from bouncing back to full health? Well, it’s partly down to not agreeing on what a healthy ocean actually looks like that makes it hard to settle on the best course of action. But things might be about to change, albeit slowly.

New science-based tools like the Ocean Health Index offer comprehensive assessments of the social, economic, and environmental conditions of an ocean.

In this episode, Susa Niiranen talks to Ben Halpern the creator of the Ocean Health Index, and Thorsten Blenckner, a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre who with his team has developed a spin-off called the Baltic Health Index.

Together, they explore what it takes to restore an ocean to good health, and to what extent these new assessments can help us reach our goals.

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What’s causing wildfires? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera English– Jul 31, 2021

The last few months have seen a number of devastating weather events made worse by climate change.

Countries around the world are seeing unprecedented changes…

Last month, a small village in western Canada set that country’s highest record, with nearly 50 degrees Celsius.

Scientists say average temperatures are on the rise…

Wildfires seem to appear more often and more destructive.

And Europe has seen its worst floods in a generation…

So, what’s behind all this? –

And is climate change now a bigger worry than it’s ever been?

Presenter: Halla Mohieddeen


Crystal Raymond – Climate Adaptation Specialist at the University of Washington.

Mark Diesendorf – Honorary Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales.

Cristiane Mazetti – Senior Forest Campaigner at Greenpeace Brazil.

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS 2018 – Speech Jeffrey Sachs, Director SDSN, Columbia University

Global Solutions Initiative Foundation

– May 31, 2018

Speech by Jeffrey Sachs, Director SDSN, Columbia University at the GLOBAL SOLUTIONS Summit 2018 in Berlin; reception at the German foreign office


Jeffrey Sachs’ speech at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit (full speech)

U Thant – Jul 26, 2021

Speaking about food systems transformation, colonialism, the CIA, the Republicans, the UN budget, and taxing the rich.

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Exxon Knew All Along (2021)

Douglas Hendren– Jul 31, 2021

A calypso version of a song I wrote in 2015. Exxon hasn’t changed. They’ve been lying to us all, spreading disinformation and obstructing climate action for nearly 45 years. The crime of the century, again!

Civilization-Ending Climate Change is Knocking On Our Door

Thom Hartmann Program– Jul 30, 2021

Emperor Nero, it’s said, fiddled while Rome burned; If you don’t want our politicians to continue to follow his example while the world burns, get politically active now. Civilization-Ending Climate Change Is Knocking On Our Door.

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters

Associated Press – Jul 31, 2021

Thousands in France protesting a special virus pass marched through Paris on Saturday, with French police in full riot gear using their fists to push some demonstrators back and firing tear gas against some crowds. (July 31)

African countries battle third waves of COVID-19 infections

CGTN Africa– Jul 31, 2021

Several African countries are battling a third wave of infections. Here’s a deeper look into this, as CGTN’s Richard Nta chats with Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, the Deputy Director of the Africa CDC.