Daily Archives: October 13, 2021

The Pacific Northwest is due for a Major Earthquake


NOVA PBS Official – Jun 30, 2021

An 8.0-magnitude-plus earthquake hasn’t rumbled beneath the Pacific Northwest since the 1700s. Now, the region is due for the next “big one” and a subsequent tsunami. Coastal Indigenous communities could be severely affected. (Already, the Shoalwater Bay Tribe is constructing a tsunami tower to give their residents a better shot at survival in the face of this kind of natural disaster.)

Clues from the past—paired with modern-day science—can help us better understand why this area is at risk and how to best mitigate an earthquake and tsunami’s effects.

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Produced by:
Angelica Coleman
Jay Colamaria

Production Assistance:
Lorena Lyon
Christina Monnen
Caitlin Saks

Music: APM

Archival:
Amiran White
Degenkolb Engineers and Rice Fergus Miller
Edgeworx Studios, LLC
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe
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Residents’ Panic Increases (Oct 14) La Palma Volcano Eruption continues with high effusion rates


U.S. Military Action – Oct 13, 2021

The strongest so far earthquake, at magnitude 4.4, hit the island this afternoon at 3.33 p.m. about 20 minutes ago. Its location was at approx. 36 km depth under the central part of Cumbre Vieja volcano.

The tremor was widely felt on the island. Other than this, seismic activity has remained at similar levels as yesterday. During the past 24 hours, there were 19 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 47 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. Smaller quakes – certainly there are hundreds of such – can currently not be detected as they are hidden in the strong volcanic tremor.

Aerials images from La Palma shows lava pouring down the slopes towards an industrial zone and destroying a cement works, raising fresh fears of toxic gases. La Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on September 19, forcing 6,000 people from their homes as the lava scorched its way across 600 hectares (1,400 acres) of land.

A resident says “we are working because there is nothing else we can do and trying to escape this as best we can. There is nothing else we can do.”

Up to 3,000 residents of the Spanish island of La Palma on Monday were ordered to stay indoors after lava from a volcano destroyed a cement works, raising fresh fears of toxic gases.

5 Natural Disasters Waiting To Happen

Underworld – Sep 2, 2021

5 Natural Disasters Waiting To Happen

There are plenty of imminent disasters waiting on the horizon, and with the way 2021 has been going, these events may just happen sooner rather than later. From Earthquakes to Volcanoes and so much more, here are five natural disasters that are simply waiting to happen.

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General Stanley McChrystal Sees Parallels Between Jan. 6 and Nazi Germany | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company – Oct 13, 2021

As the world grapples with the humanitarian fallout in Afghanistan, former four-star U.S. General Stanley McChrystal is watching it unfold knowing all too well what’s on the line. McChrystal was the Commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. He drew on this experience in his new book, “Risk: A User’s Guide.” He joins Walter Isaacson to discuss the major global threats that are on his mind. Originally aired on October 13, 2021.

This Modern FARMING INNOVATION In China Shocks The World

Richard Aguilar– Oct 13, 2021

With the use of modern farming system and intelligent agricultural technology including such as high-tech drones, satellite imagery and some other available cutting-edge technologies, China has been able to double and even multiply abundantly its yield of crops and vegetable yearly in a way that is at another level.

Food-matters,

World Food Day 2021 – António Guterres (UN Secretary-General)


United Nations – Oct 14, 2021

Video Message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on World Food Day 2021.

World Food Day is not only a reminder of the importance of food to every person on the planet — it is a call to action to achieve food security around the world.

Today, almost 40 per cent of humanity — three billion people — cannot afford a healthy diet.

Hunger is on the rise.

So too are undernourishment and obesity.

The economic impacts of COVID-19 have made a bad situation even worse.

The pandemic has left an additional 140 million people unable to access the food they need.

At the same time, the way we produce, consume and waste food is taking a heavy toll on our planet.

It is putting historic pressure on our natural resources, climate and natural environment — and costing us trillions of dollars a year.

As this year’s theme makes clear, the power to change is in our hands.

“Our actions are our future.”

Last month, the world gathered for the United Nations Food Systems Summit.

Countries made bold commitments to transform food systems.

To make healthy diets more affordable and accessible.

And to make food systems more efficient, resilient and sustainable at every step — from production and processing, to marketing, transportation and delivery.

We can all change how we consume food, and make healthier choices — for ourselves, and our planet.

In our food systems, there is hope.

On this World Food Day, join us as we commit to take transformative action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals through food systems that deliver better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for every person.

Food-matters,

“People vs. Fossil Fuels’’: Winona LaDuke & Mass Protests Call on Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline


Democracy Now!Oct 11, 2021
In response to the completion of the contested Line 3 pipeline, which is now reportedly operational, thousands of Indigenous leaders and climate justice advocates are kicking off the “People vs. Fossil Fuels’’ mobilization, an Indigenous-led five-day action of civil disobedience at the White House to demand President Biden declare a climate emergency, divest from fossil fuels and launch a “just renewable energy revolution.” “This pipeline doesn’t respect treaty rights,” says Winona LaDuke, longtime Indigenous activist and founder of Honor the Earth, a platform to raise awareness of and money for Indigenous struggles for environmental justice. “They’re just trying to continue their egregious behavior. It’s so tragic that, on the one hand, the Biden administration is like, ’We’re going to have Indigenous Peoples’ Day, but we’re still going to smash you in northern Minnesota and smash the rest of the country.’” LaDuke faces criminal charges linked to her protest of pipelines in three different counties.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dmitry Muratov’s Fight for Press Freedom in Russia


Democracy Now!Oct 11, 2021
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Russian independent journalist Dmitry Muratov and Filipina journalist Maria Ressa for “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.” Muratov runs the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which has lost more journalists to murder than any other Russian news outlet. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor-in-chief of The Nation and reporter on Russia for the last 30 years, recounts the trajectory of Muratov’s career, noting his newspaper’s humble beginnings and his unexpected rise to becoming an advocate for freedom of the press. “Investigative journalism in Russia today is very dangerous,” says vanden Heuvel. Despite the danger, van Heuvel says that Novaya readership is skyrocketing with younger journalists lining up to work at the newspaper.

What are the major climate action priorities from the IMF?


CGTN AmericaOct 13, 2021
The managing director of the IMF spoke with CGTN’s Gabriel Y. Yin on how the organization thinks it’s best to deal with the climate emergency, and how the youth can be more involved. Watch now.

Will These New Fossil Fuel Projects Make Climate Emergency Unwinnable? (w/John Beard, Jr. )


Thom Hartmann ProgramOct 13, 2021
Why We Need to Declare a Climate Emergency & Stop All New Fossil Fuel Projects…

John Beard, Jr. is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Port Arthur Community Action Network. He joins Thom Hartmann to talk about the protests to save the earth from new fossil fuel projects, indigenous rights to land and the climate emergency that is creaming closer everyday.

Can Americans and all people rise up to stop greedy fossil fuel companies before the climate emergency makes earth unlivable?