Daily Archives: September 21, 2021

The Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University: An Oral History

Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library– Sep 17, 2020

Interviews with James C. Scott and affiliated faculty on the history of the Yale Agrarian Studies Program, now celebrating 30 Years!

See http://ucblib.link/OHC-AgrarianStudies for more information about The Yale Agrarian Studies Oral History Project. Interviewer, Producer, Editor Todd Holmes Student Audiovisual Editor Yarelly Bonilla-Leon Audiovisual Director and Editor David Dunham


Bill Gates on vaccine equity, boosters, climate, his foundation and Epstein meetings

PBS NewsHour – Sep 21, 2021

With world leaders visiting New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is calling on the world’s richest nations to take what he says are urgent steps needed to end “the crisis phase of this pandemic.” Judy Woodruff spoke with Gates about those steps earlier this afternoon in a wide-ranging discussion.

La Palma volcano engulfs village minutes after residents flee their homes – BBC News

BBC News – Sep 21, 2021

People on the Canary Island of La Palma have fled their homes minutes before lava from the erupting a volcano engulfed their village. Thousands of people have been forced to flee and hundreds of homes have been left since the eruption began. Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Dan Jonson in La Palma.

Big Pharma – How much power do drug companies have? | DW Documentary

DW Documentary -Sep 12, 2021

The pharmaceutical industry exerts a huge amount of influence on health policy. Some companies develop highly profitable drugs with public money, while others have been found to have covered up serious side effects.

The fight against Covid-19 is further fueling the greed of pharmaceutical companies. Does the industry’s influence threaten public health systems?

The industry has seen major changes in the last decade. Most of the world’s pharmaceuticals are produced by a handful of large corporations, so-called Big Pharma. They’re richer and more powerful than ever. In some cases, they can even call the shots on governmental health policies.

This documentary is the result of more than a year of research, and brings together patients, whistleblowers, lawyers, doctors and politicians, as well as representatives of the industry. Large laboratories are accused of concealing or downplaying research results to maintain their monopolies. Take the manufacturer Sanofi, whose epilepsy drug Depakine triggered a scandal throughout Europe. In the US, Johnson & Johnson has had to stand trial for driving millions of people into opioid addiction. And Novartis is one of several companies now facing huge fines over improper practices in the treatment of macular degeneration, an eye disease.

The pharmaceutical industry gets support from influential doctors. But only one-fifth of German doctors declare what they receive from drug companies. As the world battles the Coronavirus pandemic, this documentary also looks at the lobbying efforts of manufacturer Gilead, as it seeks approval for a promising drug developed largely with public money. Every company is vying to find the next miracle treatment that will help it succeed against the competition.

Children are facing a nutrition crisis | UNICEF

UNICEF– Sep 21, 2021

As many families across the world grapple with poverty, climate change and COVID-19, access to nutritious food has become increasingly scarce. To improve children’s diets, this is what governments need to do now.

Climate Status: Dire and Worsening: According to BAMS Report

Paul Beckwith Sep 21, 2021

In this video, I give a detailed discussion on how the Earth was different in 2020 from the previous 3 decades. If you haven’t already downloaded the detailed PDF report by BAMS (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society) called “State of the Earth in 2020” then please do so, and follow along in the document while I chat (drone on) about it. http://www.ncei.noaa.gov/bams-state-o…

Some of the stuff is quite “dry”, but bear with me as it is quite important to understand; the more you understand, the more interesting it gets.

Stephen H. Grant – Biography of Peter Strickland

Stephen Grant– Feb 4, 2014

Published on Feb 4, 2014 Book Trailer for Stephen H. Grant’s Biography of Peter Strickland New London Shipmaster Boston Merchant, and First American Consul to Senegal, 1883–1905

IPCC WGI Interactive Atlas

Climate change IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity’, UN scientists say – BBC News

BBC News Aug 9, 2021

Heating from humans has caused irreparable damage to the Earth that may get worse in coming decades, a UN climate report has concluded. Humanity’s damaging impact on the climate is a “statement of fact”, UN scientists have found in unprecedented research combining more than 14,000 studies. The past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850. Extremes including heatwaves have become more frequent and more intense since the 1950s, while cold events have become less frequent and less severe. The authors also show that a rise in sea levels approaching 2m by the end of this century “cannot be ruled out”.

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The latest IPCC report explained in 7.5 minutes

zentouro– Aug 9, 2021

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released their latest assessment report on the physical science basis of climate change. If the last few reports are any indication, we’re hopefully going to see a groundswell of climate action