• The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)
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    The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)

    What is global warming? How did it start? How will it continue? What will happen to humanity? Will one day we’ll be gone due to our own ignorance? Global Warming is the continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system Through the sudden use of factories, gas consuming cars and and other ambitions from fossil fuels the Earth’s temperature has rapidly increased since the beginning of the industrial age Global warming is a natural event but is being majorly contributed to by humans today, the quality of the atmosphere has been irreversibly depleted over time and if nothing is done about it, the Earth will ultimately swelter Americans…

  • Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics
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    Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics

    I do research on environmental economics. I examine how policies can be better designed to be more effective and cost effective to reduce emissions and improve livelihoods. I’ve been very passionate about this issue going back to when I was a young child and I would go for hikes in mountains with my parents. I grew up just north of New York City, about an hour and a half from here. I worked for the Forest Service. I was a Wilderness Ranger in both the White Mountains as well as in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. I’m passionate about improving the environment, but I’m also passionate about doing it in…

  • This Scottish forest is a playground, a factory and a home for wildlife | Pioneers for Our Planet
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    This Scottish forest is a playground, a factory and a home for wildlife | Pioneers for Our Planet

    What I’d like my legacy to be is for my daughters to understand that a forest is not a place that either needs to be left untouched or that is a place where people just take out trees and wreck it. I would like them to walk into a forest and know that it is their habitat that is a part of their world and part of their lifecycle too. Craigvinean’s one of the best examples I can think of, of a well-managed forest that works for both the environment, people and economic value of timber. I think it’s important to remember that plantation forestry has a very important role…

  • Trump Shuts Down Government Website That Tracks Pollution
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    Trump Shuts Down Government Website That Tracks Pollution

    Earlier this month, a website called Tox Map put out by the federal government using data compiled by multiple different uh, and departments in the federal government, but mostly from the EPA was shut down. December 16th. The Tox Map was totally shut down, retired as the administration called it. So this information is no longer available. Okay, so you’re probably asking you at this point, what kind of information was this? Why should I care about Tox Map? Well folks, Tox Map was a resource interactive. You could clip anywhere on this map of the United States, go to any city, any part anywhere and see the pollution. You…

  • Sen. Cory Booker on being a vegan and the environmental impact of factory-farmed meat
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    Sen. Cory Booker on being a vegan and the environmental impact of factory-farmed meat

    If you could talk about your personal decision to be a vegan, which really brings together the issue of the environment and personal health? Listen, my personal decision is to try every day to be a better — living the values in which I hold. And so, my veganism is a much better way to accord myself with my values. But I want to be clear with you that — because I don’t want this to be a holier-than-thou moment. I don’t know where the suit I’m wearing was made. And fast fashion is injustice. It is injustice. You know, these are vegan shoes, so I’m trying to be consistent…

  • “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom:” How African Americans Safely Navigated Jim Crow America
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    “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom:” How African Americans Safely Navigated Jim Crow America

    This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. The Academy Awards take place Sunday. One of the top contenders for a number of Oscars—for best picture, best actor, supporting actor, screenplay, editing—is the movie Green Book. The film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by the African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley, played by Mahershala Ali, and his driver, Tony Lip, played by Viggo Mortensen. The movie has renewed interest in the history of The Negro Motorist Green Book. And today we look at a remarkable new documentary that offers a real look at the history of a travel guide that helped African…

  • Marx on Freedom and Human Nature
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    Marx on Freedom and Human Nature

    Marx 1.2: Freedom and Human Nature Revolutionaries often say things like this: They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom! It’s a good slogan, but what does it mean? If they kill you, haven’t they also taken your freedom? Are all these random minions any more free under a Scottish king than under an English one? Are you less free if your rulers wear suits of armour and serve divinely ordained monarchs than if they wear suits of, idunno, whatever, and serve the divinely ordained ‘free’ market? The answer to these questions depends on your concept of freedom and whose freedom you care about. Marx took the…

  • Climate change explained: do green policies harm developing economies? | FT
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    Climate change explained: do green policies harm developing economies? | FT

    Thank you. Are green energy policies jeopardising the economies of developing countries? This is a hot potato. The answer at the moment is very clearly no, because developing countries in truth have implemented almost no green energy policies, partly because, at least until the Paris accord, they didn’t really have any obligations to do so. It was deliberately structured up to then as a system in which the developed countries had obligations – not that they did much – and the developing countries didn’t. Up until now, a lot of developing countries have been saying that it’s all very well for the developed countries to essentially say we need to…