Daily Archives: July 11, 2021

US West swelters in heat wave, Death Valley reaches 54 degrees Celsius • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jul 11, 2021

A brutal heat wave punishing the U.S. West pushed temperatures toward all-time records for a third day on Sunday, as Death Valley in California, scorching at 130-degrees Fahrenheit (54 Celsius), was again one of the hottest spots on the planet.

Live: Parts of China experience heaviest downpour of this rainy season


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China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) has issued an orange alert for heavy rainstorms in Beijing, Tianjin, and parts of Hebei, Shanxi and Shandong provinces from July 11 to 12. As a precautionary measure, schools, preschools and outdoor venues in Beijing have been closed.

Hot House Earth

Facing Future

Published on May 6, 2021

“Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene”, a recent study co-authored by Will Steffen, noted chemist, climate systems analyst, and professor of Earth System Science at Australian National University, warns of catastrophic changes to the Earth climate if current emission trends are not immediately reversed.

The #HotHouseEarth scenario — an existential crisis in which fundamental climate systems, and the ecosystems that rely on them, are irreversibly altered — is not only possible, but likely, if current trajectories persist. We will then enter a new geological age, perhaps we can call it the #Idiocene!

Sally Weintrobe | Climate Breakdown Shakedown – Climate Grief | Extinction Rebellion UK

Extinction Rebellion

Published on Jul 10, 2021

Sally Weintrobe speaks to XR Greenwich on the topic of Climate Grief.

“Most of us have been living in a bubble of disavowal about global heating”, Sally Weintrobe writes. “We were aware it was happening, but we minimized its impacts. What might people be feeling as they emerge from the climate bubble?”

No-one is better qualified to discuss these questions than Sally, a founder member of the Climate Psychology Alliance and chair of the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Climate Committee, whose new book, Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis: Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare, has just been published.


“Climate Breakdown Shakedown” is an ongoing series of talks from guest experts on a variety of topics relating to the climate and ecological emergency.

UN Marks World’s Burgeoning Population

VOA News

Published on Jul 11, 2021

On July 11, its annual World Population Day, the international body says there is no perfect population numberZ

Noam Chomsky – Foundations of World Order: the UN, World Bank, IMF & Decl. Human Rights 1999

MIT Video Productions

Published on Dec 6, 2018

A Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Facing Future

Published on Jul 8, 2021

Stuart Scott and #NoamChomsky discuss their views about death and the afterlife, as well as the critical need for activism to produce change. Co-hosted by Dale Walkonen, FacingFuture is honored to present Professor Chomsky’s ideas about politics, economics, OPEC, nuclear proliferation, and disinformation, all of which have moved the hands of the #DoomsdayClock to 100 seconds before midnight.

He fears that if climate deniers hold the reins of power, the clock may well reach midnight. But Noam finds hope in young activists like Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and in the #SunriseMovement. He notes that the New Deal happened because there was overwhelming public pressure on FDR to act decisively. The #GreenNewDeal will require no less effort. Stuart advocates going to the offices of our leaders to demand action.

Noam tells us that although we’re living in a world of total illusion and fantasy, we have to dedicate ourselves with energy and commitment to using the opportunities that we have. Then, there is a chance that we will survive.

California fires advance as heat wave covers W U.S.


Published on Jul 11, 2021

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Firefighters are struggling to contain a massive wildfire in northern California. The Beckwourth Complex Fire headed into Saturday showing no sign of slowing down. This comes as the western U.S. is experiencing another heat wave.