Daily Archives: January 10, 2023

2022 was fifth-warmest year on record, new report says

CBC News: The National – Jan 10, 2023

2022 was the fifth-warmest year on record, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, despite it being a La Nina year which would typically be cooler. That news is adding urgency to calls for Canada to prepare for the effects of more extreme weather.

‘Coverup Committee’: Gallego blasts GOP bid to investigate the investigators

MSNBC – Jan 10, 2023

“It is a sanctioned coverup committee by Kevin McCarthy that he has sanctioned for the sole purpose of getting those radicals to vote for him for speaker,” says Rep. Ruben Gallego. “This is as if we gave the mafia the right to investigate the South District of New York Attorney’s office.”

New COVID subvariant spreads rapidly in Northeast, sparking concerns it evades vaccines

PBS NewsHour – Jan 2, 2023

Three years into the pandemic and yet another new variant of the coronavirus has emerged. The omicron subvariant known as XBB.1.5 now accounts for more than 40% of new COVID infections in the U.S. and around 75% of cases in the Northeast. Dr. Jay Varma of the Cornell Center for Pandemic Prevention and Response joined William Brangham to discuss the concerns.

New study outlines grim future for hundreds of thousands of glaciers

PBS NewsHour – Jan 10, 2023

With planet-warming emissions on the rise, scientists worry about melting glaciers and the onslaught of repercussions. A new study published in the Journal of Science looks at the future of hundreds of thousands of glaciers, and what we can expect. David Rounce of Carnegie Mellon University joined Amna Nawaz to discuss the study.

Global Spyware Scandal: Exposing Pegasus Part Two (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE PBS | Official – Jan 10, 2023

Part two of a two-part docuseries: FRONTLINE and Forbidden Films investigate Pegasus, a powerful spyware sold to governments around the world by the Israeli company NSO Group.

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In 2020, the journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International gained access to a leaked list of more than 50,000 phone numbers. They suspected it contained numbers selected for potential surveillance with Pegasus. The Pegasus Project reporting consortium — which was led by Forbidden Stories and included 16 other media organizations, FRONTLINE among them — found that the spyware had been used on journalists, human rights activists, the wife and fiancée of the murdered Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and others.

Over two parts, this docuseries reveals the inside story of an investigation that prompted probes by governments and institutions around the world and sparked calls for an international treaty to govern the largely unregulated spyware industry.

NSO, which has disputed some of the Pegasus Project’s reporting, says that its technology was not associated in any way with Khashoggi’s murder and that it sells Pegasus to vetted governments for “the sole purpose of preventing and investigating terror and serious crime.”

Part one of “Global Spyware Scandal: Exposing Pegasus” is available to stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZVj1…

Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/do…

Michael Cohen: When workng for Trump ‘you think you’re not going to get caught’

MSNBC – Jan 10, 2023

Former Trump attorney and host of the “Mea Culpa” podcast Michael Cohen and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance react to the former Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg being served a five month sentence at Rikers Island.

ICJ to give legal opinion on Israel’s occupation of Palestine

CGTN America – Jan 10, 2023

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice give its opinion on Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

International Law Attorney Moein Odeh explains what it means. #heat

For more: https://america.cgtn.com/category/the…

What do Palestinians think of Israel’s new government?

CGTN America – Jan 10, 2023

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to power as head of Israel’s most far-right government ever.

Analyst Abdel Bari Atwan shares his perspective and talks about the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations. #heat

Roots So Deep (you can see the devil down there) Trailer 1

carbon cowboys – Jan 10, 2023

@carboncowboys “Roots So Deep (you can see the devil down there)” is a 4-part documentary series all about inventive farmers and maverick scientists building a path to solving climate change with hooves, heart and soil. Can a novel way to graze cattle, that mimics the way bison once roamed the land, help get farmers out of debt, restore our depleted soils, rebuild wildlife habitat and draw down huge amounts of carbon? Cattle have been seen as eco-villains for a long time. What if they can help save us from catastrophic climate change? “Roots So Deep” is guided by director and wrangler of scientists Peter Byck as he meets farmers on both sides of the fence – the folks practicing a new way to graze, and their neighbors set in their family’s old style of doing things. Byck’s team of outcast scientists are measuring what’s happening on both sides of the fences – exploring if this new, adaptive grazing could help slow down climate change. And one question looms over the whole series: even if the science shows that the new way to graze is better for the land and the farmers’ pocket books, will the old school farmers change, will they adopt the new methods? Will they evolve into climate heroes? Will they save our friggin’ asses from the impending climate catastrophe?Food-matters,

Financing an Organic Farm with Federal Programs

NCATATTRA – Jan 10, 2023

Starting a farm can be tough, especially if you don’t have cash upfront to invest into your business. Luckily, there are many government programs that beginning farmers can take advantage of to help cover some costs.

In this video, we hear Juan Raygoza tell the story of starting his farm. Juan, a vegetable farmer in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, was able to finance his farm with loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency and cost-share programs and incentive payments from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.