Daily Archives: January 7, 2022

‘Doomsday glacier’ size of Florida causes sea-level rise

RT America – Jan 7, 2022

Nearly three dozen scientists are about to embark on a never-before done expedition to the Thwaites Glacier along the Antarctic peninsula. Referred to as the ‘doomsday glacier’ because of its sheer size—Thwaites is melting and cracking at record place. This $50 million joint study by teams from the US and UK are seeking to learn more about this ice behemoth- which they say, is responsible for a 4 percent sea-level rise already. Conservation biologist and author of Generation Z Emergency Reese Halter joins In Question to discuss.

Monsanto guilty for pesticide crimes in Hawaii – fined millions


RT America – Jan 7, 2022

Monsanto has pleaded guilty in the state of Hawaii to illegally using and storing agricultural chemicals. And in their plea deal – will be forced to pay millions of dollars in fines. Professor Elizabeth Kucinich, Partner at Kucinich Consulting and an expert in regenerative systems weighs in.

Charles C. Mann: 1492 Before and After

Chicago Humanities Festival– Nov 5, 2012

No name seems more inextricably linked to the grand hemispheric experiment of “America” than Christopher Columbus. Seen alternately as explorer and conqueror, hero and villain, Columbus endures as an essential character in America’s national story: his “discovery” of America in 1492 changed the course of history. Who better to interpret this undeniable influence than author Charles C. Mann? A correspondent for The Atlantic, Science, and Wired, Mann authored 1491, an award-winning study of the pre-Columbian Americas, and 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created. Both of these books take a riveting look at the earliest days of globalization, introducing a new generation to the conundrum of the “New World.” Mann shares an expansive and compelling vision of the “ecological convulsion” of European trade practices that continues to shape our world.

Tocqueville in Historical Perspective | C-SPAN.org

Prosser Gifford, as Director of Scholarly Programs at the Library of Congress, developed and hosted the 1997 Library of Congress exhibit on Tocqueville’s ideas.

Professor Micheal Kammen talks here about the various interpretations of Tocqueville’s ideas and how they were used and misused. He examined why U.S. leaders have consistently reacted very positively to Tocqueville’s observations during his trip through the United States.

Some Contributions of Prosser Gifford – Director of Scholarly Programs – Library of Congress | Recorded on C-Span Videos

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Exhibits, events, interviews, conferences and colloquia conducted and contributed to by Prosser Gifford as Director of Scholarly Programs at the Library of Congress.

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