Daily Archives: May 17, 2023

What El Niño Will do to Earth in 2024

Astrum May 5, 2023

The La Niña and El Niño Southern Oscillation. Visit https://brilliant.org/astrum to sample their courses in a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will get 20% off their annual subscription. What other videos do you want to see about Earth? Make your suggestions on the Astrum discord: https://discord.gg/TKw8Hpvtv8

How the Sahara Desert is Turning into a Farmland Oasis – GREENING THE DESERT PROJECT

Leaf of Life Feb 13, 2022

Feb 13, 2022 #greeningthedesert #regenerativeagriculture
In the African Sahel a country called Niger bordering the Sahara Desert, the largest desert in the world, is stopping desertification and turning is deserts into an Oasis.

Regenerative Agriculture is leading the way with a technique called Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration or FMNR

FMNR was pioneered in the 1980s by Tony Rinaudo and Australian Agronomist who is widely known as the forest maker. The innovative technique has been adopted by local farmers through peer to peer learning making it cost effective and easy to implement. Over the last 40 years the visual results and the data have shown FMNR has been extremely successful in turning desert into farmland. It has regenerated 5 million hectors of degraded land, 200 million trees have been restored and has benefited 2.5 million people increasing house hold income by 18-24% the available arable land has doubled since the severe droughts of the 1970s and tree density has 10x since its all time low in the 1980s.

This is an extraordinary achievement considering Niger only receives on average 6.5 inches of rainfall a year and 80% of the country is considered a desert. The country has been effected by severe droughts and suffered huge land loss over the last decades and as a consequence Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. However Niger has been turning this around, by turning its deserts into a farmland oasis through the technique of FMNR which you will learn more about in this video.


“The U.S. Should Be a Force for Peace”: Nat’l Security Experts Demand U.S. Push to End Uk raine War

Democracy Now! May 17, 2023
More than a dozen former U.S. national security officials have released an open letter calling for a diplomatic end to the Russia-Ukraine war. The call for peace was published as a full-page ad Tuesday in The New York Times and organized by the Eisenhower Media Network. They called the war an “unmitigated disaster” that the U.S. should work to end before it escalates into a nuclear confrontation. We speak with Dennis Fritz, director of the Eisenhower Media Network and a retired command chief master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force. “The majority of my life has been in and out of the Pentagon, and this is probably the most fearful I’ve ever been with a nuclear escalation,” says Fritz. Transcript: https://www.democracynow.org/2023/5/1…

The Infuriating Link Between Wildfires and Fossil Fuel Companies

Union of Concerned Scientists – May 16, 2023

New science from the Union of Concerned Scientists directly links coal, oil, and gas companies with worsening forest fires across the western United States. Nearly 20 million acres of burned forest land can be traced to emissions from the world’s 88 largest fossil fuel producers and cement manufacturers. See the research: https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/foss… Get involved: act.ucsusa.org/accountability

Once Upon a Time in Iraq (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE PBS | Official Jul 14, 2020 #FRONTLINE
The story of the Iraq war and the chaos that followed, told by Iraqis who lived through it. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate

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