Daily Archives: October 15, 2021

“People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C.

Democracy Now!Oct 15, 2021
This week over 530 climate activists were arrested during Indigenous-led civil disobedience actions in Washington, D.C., calling on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and stop approving fossil fuel projects. Indigenous leaders have issued a series of demands, including the abolition of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, whose offices they occupied on Thursday for the first time since the 1970s. The protests come just weeks before the start of the critical U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which President Biden and senior Cabinet members are expected to attend. “We’re not going anywhere,” says Siqiñiq Maupin, with Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic, who traveled from Alaska to D.C. and was among those arrested during the BIA occupation. “We do not have time for negotiations, for compromises. We need to take this serious and take action now.” We also speak with Joye Braun, with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Indigenous Environmental Network, who was deeply involved in the Standing Rock protests to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. “The United States government brought the frontlines to us, to the Indigenous people, to our doorsteps,” says Braun. “And we wanted to bring the frontlines to his doorstep to let him see that we are very serious about climate change and declaring a climate emergency.”

The Nation’s John Nichols: Trump’s Coup Nearly Succeeded. He Will Try Again in 2024

Democracy Now!Oct 14, 2021
As the House committee probing the January 6 attack on the Capitol ramps up its investigation, new details continue to emerge about former President Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in the White House despite losing the 2020 election. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently revealed Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times for help overturning the election. One of Trump’s lawyers also wrote a memo detailing how Trump could stage a coup by getting electors from seven states thrown out, thus denying Biden’s victory. The House select committee may also file charges against top Trump adviser Steve Bannon if he refuses to testify and hand over documents. John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, says Trump’s continued grip on the Republican Party and his likely run for president in 2024 make the investigations vital to safeguarding democracy. “We really are looking at the prospect that Trump will seek to implement exactly the strategy that he was trying to implement before January 6 again in 2024,” says Nichols.

La Palma volcano: How dangerous is it?

Sky News – Sep 24, 2021

A volcanic eruption in La Palma, Spain, has buried hundreds of homes and burned away farmland. Crews are now trying to lead clean-up efforts but the constant flow of lava means the situation is hazardous and sometimes unpredictable.

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La Palma Landslide – East Coast Megatsunami Scenario

MrMBB333 – Sep 20, 2021


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Mike + The Mechanics – The Living Years (Official Video)

Mike + The MechanicsMar 20, 2018
Official video for “The Living Years” by Mike + Mechanics. Released in 1989, this single reached number 1 in Australia, Canada, Ireland and the US, while it was number 2 in the UK, where it went Silver.

The song has been covered many times including interpretations by Alabama, Chris De Burgh, West End theatre star Michael Ball, Marcia Hines, Engelbert Humperdinck, James Last, The London Symphony Orchestra, Christian artist Russ Lee, Rhydian, John Tesh, Russell Watson, the London Community Gospel Choir, the Newsboys, The Isaacs, The Katinas, Japanese singer Kaho Shimada, Italian band Dik Dik and Michael English.

In 1996 the legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach declared “The Living Years’ is one of the finest lyrics of the last 10 years.” It was nominated for 4 Grammy awards in 1990 and won the prestigious Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically & Lyrically in 1989.


Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner
to all my father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage,
to all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him
in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it
He says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defence

Say it loud (say it loud)
Say it clear (say it clear)
You can listen
as well as you hear
It’s too late (It’s too late)
When we die (oh, when we die)
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts

So don’t yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different day
And if you don’t give up,
and don’t give in
You may just be okay

Say it loud (say it loud)
Say it clear (say it clear)
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late (It’s too late)
When we die (oh, when we die)
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning
When my father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo
In my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him
In the living years

Say it loud (say it loud)
Say it clear (say it clear)
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late (It’s too late)
When we die (oh, when we die)
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

Some Notes from Life on the Edge: The Geophysical Fate of the Post-Columbian City (Big “Transitions” in Human History) | EV&N 408 | CCTV


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Concerning the Cumbre Viehja volcano and potential Atlantic coastal vulnerability see Bill McGuire’s assessments see:

For a preliminary discussion of other problems the post-Columbian city must face see, for example, the case of Boston

For a broader discussion of the problems the post-Columbian city must face see:

Heatwaves and drought in Europe | DW Documentary

DW Documentary -Sep 30, 2021

In the last four years, large parts of Europe have experienced drought. The consequences for forests and agriculture have been especially drastic. What measures can be taken to counteract drought?

2020 was the warmest year ever recorded in Europe. The fourth heatwave in as many years caused soil to dry out several meters deep in many regions: a phenomenon usually only seen in deserts. Scientists confirm that Europe is experiencing a period of drought that will have serious consequences for agriculture, forests, the climate and our lives in general.

This film shows ways to tackle the drought on both political and social levels. We take a closer look at European forestry and agricultural policy in Brussels. Is the agricultural lobby, with its EU subsidies for large-scale enterprises, exacerbating the problem? Could it even be one of the causes?

Now, scientists and NGOs are calling for agricultural policy that focuses on sustainability. The film looks at EU-wide projects aimed at mitigating the drought, from green genetic engineering, to a “European Green Deal,” and delves into the importance of sustainable field and forest management.

UN claims millions more people are hungry

Associated PressOct 15, 2021
UN claims millions more people are hungry

La Palma volcano: Massive lava flow pushes over the boundary of evacuated area | DW News

DW News – Oct 15, 2021

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands has been erupting for almost four weeks, but lava flow reached a new level on Thursday. Scientists say magma has been pouring out of the main cone of the La Palma volcano at growing speed and volume. The river of red-hot lava has now pushed over the boundary of the evacuated area, forcing several hundred more people to flee their homes. An earthquake also shook the island of La Palma on Thursday, the strongest since volcanic activity picked up.

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Mapping update. La Palma volcano eruption (15th Oct) Todos los mapas de la erupción de La Palma,

(Iceland) Volcano Timelapses – Oct 14, 2021

Showing all the maps of the La Palma eruption. Maps are updated till 13th october Todos los mapas de la erupción de La Palma, All revenue will go the the people of La Palma. Todos los ingresos irán a la gente de La Palma.

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