Daily Archives: December 11, 2022

It’s time Congress prioritized the needs of our people.

Bernie Sanders

Dec 11, 2022

The billionaire class? Doing phenomenally well.

Huge corporations? Enjoying record profits.

Working families? Falling further and further behind.

Yes, it’s time Congress prioritized the needs of our people.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Criminaly Evil

Peter Carter

Dec 11, 2022

There is no let up in fossil fuel subsidies- by all world governments. This is a certain death sentence to the future of Humanity and most Life, with atmospheric greenhouse gas levels at record high inctreasing faster than ever.

1.5°C No Way Slash Emisssions or 2°C

Peter Carter

Dec 11, 2022

Globaly disastrous 1.5°C will hit us around 2030, and without immediate rapid global emissions decline (as called for by IPCC AR6) total climate catastrophe 2°C will be by 2050. Our world governments and corporations are ending our world.

6 ways to protect mountain agrobiodiversity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Dec 10, 2022

Mountains cover around 27% of the Earth’s land surface and attract 15-20% of global tourism. But they are more than just scenic destinations. Mountains offer food, medicine and valuable ecosystem services, and they also regulate the climate. Many of the world’s most important crops and livestock species originate in mountains. The agrobiodiversity mountains provide is key to achieving sustainable agrifood systems. But mountains and their agrobiodiversity are threatened by climate change, land degradation and natural disasters. 6 actions countries can take to help protect mountains and their agrobiodiversity from these threats:

1. Increase investments in research and sound data collection to understand changes in mountain regions.

2. Enhance local capacities to protect biodiversity in mountains.

3. Reduce threats and boost the resilience of mountain ecosystems and dependent communities.

4. Engage with conventions, networks and movements to advocate for mountains and their communities.

5. Support sustainable agriculture in mountains to reverse trends that cause agrobiodiversity loss.

6. Promote indigenous knowledge and its role in maintaining mountain biodiversity and agroecosystems as well as in improving food security and livelihoods.

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‘We Talk’ COP15 Edition: Planting mangroves to protect nature and our home

CGTN – Dec 10, 2022

For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video Khun Samut Chin, once a small fishing village on the coastline of the Thai gulf, has been swallowed by seawater due to rising sea levels and coastal erosion. The temple “island” was originally the center of the village, and thanks to its concrete embankment the temple survived. Villagers and the government have been trying to prevent erosion and succeeded in using bamboo walls to relieve the impact of waves. Mangroves were also planted to slow down the erosion of the coast. At the same time, the younger generation has stood up, taking strong actions such as ocean trash clean-up activities against climate change.

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CARTA: Genome Structure Variation with Evan Eichler

University of California Television (UCTV)Dec 10, 2022

The discovery and resolution of genetic variation is critical to understanding disease and evolution. Our most recent work sequences diverse human and nonhuman primate genomes using both ultra-long and high-fidelity long-read sequencing technologies. Advances in this area have made possible the first telomere-to-telomere assemblies of the human genome and much more complete chimp, gorilla and orangutan genomes providing new biological insights into regions typically excluded from human genetic and comparative studies. We have discovered mega basepairs of duplicated sequence and/or rapidly evolving sequence present in humans that are absent from other non-human primates. These changes have predisposed our species to recurrent rearrangements associated with disease but also have led to the emergence of new genes important in the expansion of the human frontal cortex of the brain.

Our data suggest that large-scale genome structural variation has played and continues to play a crucial role in the evolution of the human species. [12/2022] [Show ID:
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Explore More Humanities on UCTV (https://www.uctv.tv/humanities)

The humanities encourage us to think creatively and explore questions about our world. UCTV explores human culture through literature, history, ethics, philosophy, cinema and religion so we can better understand the human experience. Explore More Science & Technology on UCTV (https://www.uctv.tv/science) Science and technology continue to change our lives. University of California scientists are tackling the important questions like climate change, evolution, oceanography, neuroscience and the potential of stem cells. UCTV is the broadcast and online media platform of the University of California, featuring programming from its ten campuses, three national labs and affiliated research institutions. UCTV explores a broad spectrum of subjects for a general audience, including science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, business, education, and agriculture.

Launched in January 2000, UCTV embraces the core missions of the University of California — teaching, research, and public service – by providing quality, in-depth television far beyond the campus borders to inquisitive viewers around the world.

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