Daily Archives: November 29, 2021

Rachel Carson Papers at the Beinecke Library

The Rachel Carson Papers consist of manuscripts, notebooks, letters, newspaper clippings, photos, and printed material relating to the life and career of the noted biologist and environmentalist. The collection spans the years 1921 to 1981, with the bulk of the material covering the period from 1950 to 1964.

Visit the library’s website to learn more: https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/col…

Health Justice Advocates Say Vaccine Equity, Not “Racist” Travel Bans, Will Stop the Om icron Variant

We go to Cape Town, South Africa, to speak with a leading health justice advocate about how scientists in the country have identified a new Omicron coronavirus variant, and the World Health Organization warns it could be more transmissible than previous variants. Against the advice of the WHO, several countries have closed their borders to foreign travelers. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa criticized the travel bans and called on wealthy nations to help poorer nations gain greater access to COVID vaccines. The bans are “actually quite racist,” says Fatima Hassan, founder and director of Health Justice Initiative. “We need to urgently … vaccinate as many people in Africa as possible.”

The History of How the U.S. Almost Solved Climate Change

How the U.S. government came to fully understand the threat of climate change during the 1980’s, 90’s, and 00’s, but was never able to put serious limits on greenhouse gas emissions. This extended, ad-free episode https://tdc.video/programs/the-comple… Featuring interviews with: Writer Nathaniel Rich – Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change Article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2… Book: https://www.amazon.com/Losing-Earth-H… Rafe Pomerance: a leading climate change activist who has worked for decades to put – and keep – the issue on the agenda in Washington D.C. https://www.woodwellclimate.org/staff… Full list of research links available to members of https://tdc.video/