Daily Archives: August 19, 2022

Air conditioning major contributor to climate change

Summer 2021 is shaping up to be one of the hottest in history, as the effects of climate change are becoming ever clearer. Naturally, that’s led to an increase in global demand for air conditioning, which itself is a major contributor to global warming. It’s a vicious cycle, but there are a number of companies working to make heating and cooling more energy efficient, and get buildings off of fossil fuels for good.
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Katie Brigham

Building operations, such as heating, cooling and lighting, account for 28% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Now that summer 2021 is on pace to be one of the hottest on record, global demand for air conditioning is skyrocketing. That creates a vicious cycle because air conditioning itself is a majorcontributor to global warming. It uses a massive amount of electricity, and can leak potent greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Traditionally, the heating and cooling industry has been slow to adopt more energy-efficient technologies. But a number of companies, including BlocPower, Gradient, SkyCool and Sealed, are trying to change that. They’re working to incentivize and finance the adoption of green tech like electric heat pumps and other energy-efficient retrofits.

Early Days in African Historical Cartography: From the Portolan Charts to Printed Maps: Imagining and Imaging Africa in the Atlantic System – Part 2

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Senegal politics: New faces in the national assembly • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE 24 English – Aug 19, 2022

The president’s coalition, which includes his party Alliance for the Republic (APR) and other parties, won 82 seats of the national assembly’s 165. The figure was down from the 125 it won in 2017.

Trump’s American Carnage (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE PBS | Official – Jan 26, 2021

From his first days as president to his last, how Trump stoked division, violence and insurrection. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you.

In the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, FRONTLINE investigates how Donald Trump’s presidency laid the groundwork for bitter divisions, violence and ultimately insurrection. “Trump’s American Carnage” investigates Trump’s siege on his enemies, the media and even the leaders of his own party, who for years ignored the warning signs of what was to come. The documentary is from veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk, who with his team has made five installments of FRONTLINE’s election-year series The Choice and nearly 20 documentaries about the Trump and Obama eras.

Plot to Overturn the Election (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE PBS | Official – Mar 29, 2022

How did false claims of election fraud make their way to the center of American politics? FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the plot to overturn the 2020 U.S. presidential election. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate.

FRONTLINE and ProPublica uncover how a small group of people helped to create some of the core narratives of fraud that President Donald Trump and many others would go on to champion after the election — and how the legacy of their effort is impacting democracy and shaping elections to come. “Plot to Overturn the Election” is a FRONTLINE production with Midnight Films, LLC in partnership with ProPublica. The correspondent is A.C. Thompson. The producer, writer and director is Samuel Black. The executive producer for FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

Ex-Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg Pleads Guilty In New York Tax Probe

MSNBC – Aug 18, 2022

Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has pleaded guilty to charges related to an indictment in a tax fraud case involving the company’s business dealings. He is expected to testify when the company goes on trial, but he has not agreed to testify against former President Trump directly. NBC’s Tom Winter and Ken Dilanian report.

See Trump’s Living Nightmare On Air: Fox News Turns On ‘Horrible’ Trump Over Jan. 6

MSNBC – Jul 26, 2022

The Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal and New York Post are condemning Donald Trump’s role on Jan. 6 after new evidence in the final, climactic House hearing, while some voices on Fox News say on air Trump looked “horrible” for his conduct. The developments show evidence moving some people, and a shift within Murdoch’s influential empire, while new polling shows Fox viewers ditching Trump for Ron DeSantis. MSNBC anchor Ari Melber reports on the developments and split within the company.

Truth, War and Consequences (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE PBS | Official – Premiered Aug 19, 2021

Did America rush into a war in Iraq for which it was unprepared? In this 2003 documentary, FRONTLINE examines why the U.S. went to war in Iraq, what went wrong in the planning for the postwar occupation, and what was at stake for both the U.S. and for Iraqis. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate ​. In “Truth, War and Consequences,” FRONTLINE producer and correspondent Martin Smith probes the fierce internal debate between the Pentagon and the State Department over the intelligence justifying the war and over the shape of post-Saddam Iraq.

The Latest Science on the Global Climate Crisis | Union of Concerned Scientists

Economist Dr. Rachel Cleetus discusses how global warming is impacting countries around the world and informing global action

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The Dark Side of Dick Cheney: An Inside Look at American Ideals

May 1, 2018

Richard Bruce Cheney (born uary 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who was the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2017. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney.

In an interview with Progressive Book Club, the author of The Dark Side describes how Dick Cheney and a clique of fanatical lawyers, including John Yoo and David Addington, overturned American.

Thom Hartmann shares how former Vice President Dick Cheney made billions of dollars through Haliburton. If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share.