Special coverage in the Trump Era

"Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America" see: our site, and George Monbiot's essay on this key book by historian Nancy MacLean.

Full interview with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer March 29, 2017, Democracy Now! about her article, "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency."

Democracy Now! Special Broadcast from the Women's March on Washington

The Economics of Happiness -- new version

Local Futures offers a free, shortened version of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. This 19-minute abridged version "brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis." www.localfutures.org.

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September 01, 2017

"Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned"

"While the people in Texas and Louisiana suffer the final days of rain and begin recovery, over 1,200 people have been killed by massive floods in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The planet is drowning in denial. Climate change is real, and needs to be addressed."

Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned

By Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan

Published on August 31, 2017 by Common Dreams

Excerpt:

..."Climate denial in the face of Harvey’s devastation is incomprehensible, ignorant and immoral.

Given that both Trump and Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott are climate change deniers, it is important to understand the science. “It’s not debatable now. These are all well-established facts,” Dr. James Hansen explained on the “Democracy Now!” news hour. He is the former top climate scientist at NASA and current director at Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. “With the beginning of changes in atmospheric composition, caused mainly by burning fossil fuels, the planet is getting warmer, and sea level has begun to go up, because the ocean is getting warmer and because ice is melting.” He continued: “The amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is increasing because the atmosphere is getting warmer, and therefore the amount of water being dumped during these storms is larger because of human-made global warming. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical storms all get their energy from the latent energy of water vapor. There are substantial human-made effects on these storms.” Larger storm surges. More rain. Stronger storms." ...
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On Democracy Now!: listen/watch Naomi Klein's Message to the Media Covering Houston: Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change

August 30, 2017

 


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