Daily Archives: November 25, 2022

Will Scientists Block the Sun To Stop Climate Change?

Thom Hartmann Program – Nov 25, 2022

The meteor that killed off the dinosaurs hit the earth so hard that debris from the impact blocked out the sun – leading to a protracted winter. Today’s scientists want to recreate that effect, blocking out the sun, in order to save us from a disaster of our own making…runaway global warming.

Dan Bodansky – Rise of the Mega COPs + the gap between expectation and reality

Nick Breeze ClimateGenn

Nov 25, 2022

In this ClimateGenn episode, recorded on the last night of the extended COP in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, I am speaking with US COP veteran and legal expert, Professor Dan Bodansky from Arizona State University.

[Overshoot Commission COP27 presentation is available to watch on Genn.cc for Patreon backers – https://genn.cc/overshoot-commission-… ]

Dan has extensive experience working with the US negotiating team over the years and shares his insights as to what motivates negotiators and how the nature pot the COP’s themselves are changing from bureaucratic conferences to mega-COP jamborees where the circus atmosphere leeches into the proceedings and influences the outcomes.

However, none of this appears to be stemming the rise of global emissions to below 1.5ºC, the scientific red line that is commonly used to measure the effectiveness of climate policy.

As the breakdown of trust between Global North and South countries continues to haunt the talks, a new think tank appeared at COP27 called The Overshoot Commission tasking itself with looking at navigating a climatically unstable world.

With geoengineering in the form of carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation management firmly back on the table, Dan highlights that these investigations are currently about the exclusion of technologies that will not deliver, rather than the selection of technologies for deployment.

Will UN climate summit deal really help vulnerable nations? | DW News

DW News

Nov 25, 2022

The UN Climate summit ended in Egypt with a deal to provide funding for vulnerable countries as they suffer the impact of climate change in what’s known as “loss and damage”. But while the talks were going on people were paying the price for the climate crisis with their lives in Somalia. The worst drought in 40 years has left millions on the brink of starvation.

Black Friday Special: Howard Zinn & Voices of a People’s History of the United States – YouTube

Democracy Now!

– Nov 25, 2022

This year marks 100 years since the birth of the historian Howard Zinn. In 1980, Zinn published his classic work, “A People’s History of the United States.” The book would go on to sell over a million copies and change the way many look at history in America. We begin today’s special with highlights from a production of Howard Zinn’s “Voices of a People’s History of the United States,” where Zinn introduced dramatic readings from history. We hear Alfre Woodard read the words of labor activist Mother Jones and Howard’ son Jeff Zinn read the words of an IWW poet and organizer Arturo Giovannitti.

Chris Hedges | CORRUPTION of NPR and Public Media

Chris Hedges Fan Club Nov 25, 2022

Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009); Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times best-seller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour (2018). Obey, a documentary by British filmmaker Temujin Doran, is based on his book Death of the Liberal Class.

Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East (he is fluent in Arabic), and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005) serving as the paper’s Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

In 2001, Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University.

Hedges, who wrote a weekly column for the progressive news website Truthdig for 14 years, was fired along with all of the editorial staff in March 2020. Hedges and the staff had gone on strike earlier in the month to protest the publisher’s attempt to fire the Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer, demand an end to a series of unfair labor practices and the right to form a union. He hosts the Emmy-nominated program On Contact for the RT (formerly Russia Today) television network.

Hedges has also taught college credit courses for several years in New Jersey prisons as part of the B.A. program offered by Rutgers University. He has described himself as a socialist, specifically an anarchist, identifying with Dorothy Day in particular.

In A Field Of His Own: The Life And Career Of James C. Scott – Trailer – YouTube

Teidi Productions

Nov 6, 2022

Trailer for full documentary on famed Yale Political Scientist James C. Scott. A Teidi Productions film in association with The Oral History Center of UC Berkeley. Coming Spring 2023.

Credits: Todd Holmes – Creator, Producer, Editor Heidi Holmes – Editor, Graphic Designer

Interview Editing Assistance: David Dunham – Oral History Center A/V Supervisor Mina Choi – Student Assistant Vivien Huerta-Guimont – Student Assistant


Adam Lee

27 Jan, 2022