Daily Archives: September 25, 2022

Houses washed into sea as Storm Fiona batters Canada – BBC News

Sep 25, 2022

Power lines have been downed and houses washed into the sea after Storm Fiona battered Canada’s coastline.

One woman is missing after being washed out to sea in Newfoundland.

Fiona was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Friday. Such weather events are rare in Canada, and police said the storm was “like nothing we’ve ever seen”.

The military has been deployed to Nova Scotia to help with the clean-up operation.

Italy’s right-wing, led by neo-fascist Meloni, wins election, exit polls say • FRANCE 24 English

Sep 25, 2022

A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party looks set to win a clear majority in the next parliament, exit polls said on Sunday after voting ended in an Italian national election.

United in Action: Holistic Climate Solutions Summit

Sep 25, 2022

From September 19th – September 25th, the Tzu Chi Center is hosting the Holistic Climate Solutions Summit, a week-long convergence of the minds. From academics to activists, youth leaders to long-standing government officials, all walks of life are coming together this week for one mutual goal: developing the innovative solutions we need to tackle the climate crisis.

Join us for our episode on Sunday, September 25th, as we wrap up our Holistic Climate Solutions Summit , with Sarah Chu and Dallas Conyers, co-organizers of the event. Together with host Steve Chiu, they’ll reflect on the whole of the summit, the holistic climate solutions that emerged over its course, and what we can expect moving forward.

Learn more about the Holistic Climate Solutions Summit at https://tzuchicenter.org/ClimateWeekNYC

Learn more about United in Action at https://tzuchicenter.org/UnitedInAction

Read the full Climate Change 2021 report by the UN’s IPCC – The Boston Globe

The United Nations’ IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has released a landmark report by the world’s top climate scientists. It shows that Earth’s climate is warming at a faster rate than previously thought, and with greater and more widespread consequences.

Read the full report below.
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The FRONTLINE Dispatch: How American Democracy Reached a Moment of ‘Existential Crisis’

As the midterms draw near amid continuing false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, FRONTLINE examines how American democracy reached this point. Veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk joins host Raney Aronson-Rath, FRONTLINE’s editor-in-chief and executive producer, for a special live recording of The FRONTLINE Dispatch to discuss what FRONTLINE’s season premiere, Lies, Politics and Democracy, reveals.

The two-hour documentary, structured as a countdown to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, illuminates critical decisions that have profoundly undermined faith in the electoral process, leading to what journalist Tim Alberta says in the film is an “existential crisis for the United States of America.”

Kirk discusses a series of “inflection points” in which Republican leaders embraced the rhetoric of Donald Trump even as warning signs mounted.

“This was the leadership agreeing to be silent,” Kirk says, “agreeing to think they were gonna manipulate him, and then being manipulated themselves.”

Lies, Politics and Democracy is now streaming on FRONTLINE’s website, the PBS Video App and FRONTLINE’s YouTube channel.