A massive iceberg has broken away in Antarctica. Glaciologists with the British Antarctic Survey say it measures about 600 square miles, the size of Greater London. It broke off from the Brunt Ice Shelf and researchers say they shot this video in 2019, having noticed a crack forming for a few years at that point. They called it Chasm 1 and continued to monitor it, expecting a breakaway event in the future. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.
Over the next 20 years, the center of gravity of the world economy will shift to the Indo-Pacific region, the countries around the Indian and Pacific Oceans. What will the world look like if China is soon the world economic leader?
We seem to be at a turning point in our history. While one superpower, Russia, is showing its true dictatorial face with the invasion of Ukraine, the other superpower, China, is also taking an increasingly clear position. According to forecasts, this country, with its 1.4 billion inhabitants, will overtake the US as a world economic power sometime in the next 20 years.
Will we then fall back into a cold war mindset where two rival superpowers face each other as arch-enemies? Or will we move toward a multipolar world, where we will have to share power in the world?
Broadcast date: April 04, 2022
Directed by Shuchen Tan
Research: William de Bruijn
Production: Regina Rijpkema
Final editing: Doke Romeijn & Geert Rozinga
A panel of international scientists has warned that humanity’s continued existence is more threatened than ever before. The Doomsday Clock has been set to 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has been since it was established in 1974. The clock illustrates global existential threats at the dawn of the nuclear weapons age. The panel explained the risk was greater largely as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. University professor Steve Fetter said: ‘Putin has repeatedly raised the spectre of nuclear use.’ Doomsday Clock at record 90 seconds to midnight amid Ukraine crisis
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday clock forward to just 90 seconds before midnight Tuesday. The clock is a metaphor for how close scientists say we are to destroying our planet. Sivan Kartha, a member of the Science and Security Board for the Bulletin, explained the reasons for clock’s movement to CBS News.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is trying to control the type of education that Florida students can receive, most recently rejecting an advanced placement course in African-American studies, claiming it was “contrary to Florida law” and “significantly lacking educational value.” The law he is referring to seems to be the “Stop Woke Act” that basically gives him the power to downplay the true racial history of America. This has impacted many educators, but there are some in the state who refuse to back down. Dr. Marvin Dunn, one of the preeminent historians in Florida, is saying “Bring it on.” Professor Marvin Dunn, author of, “A History of Florida Through Black Eyes,” joins Joy Reid to discuss.
Dr. Craig Steven Wilder’s new book, Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013) is the first of its kind — a powerful and propulsive study revealing a history of oppression behind the institutions usually considered the cradle of liberal politics. In Ebony and Ivy, Dr. Wilder lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy.
A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery — setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. The slave trade funded colleges, built campuses, and paid the wages of professors. Many of America’s revered colleges and universities — from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to Rutgers, Williams College, and UNC — were soaked in the sweat, the tears, and sometimes the blood of people of color.
From a community organizer in the South Bronx to a professor, author and scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Wilder is a rising star in the profession of history whose career trajectory has already earned such recognition as Columbia’s University Medal of Excellence.
On the December 13, 2013 episode of Basic Black, Craig Wilder, Professor of History at MIT and author of the new book Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, explored the connection of slavery to the beginnings of America’s Ivy League schools.
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