Environment

The Gary Null Show – 08.24.16

August 24, 2016

Today on The Gary Null Show, Gary covers a wide viatery of health news such as Drinking green tea to prevent artery explosion and how Essential oils could counter lung and liver ailments caused by air pollution. In the second half of the program Gary opens up the phones for the Talk Back segment in which he deals with calls for sudden deaths of children and Monsanto. Gary goes to the audio file where he plays clips on This Video Reveals How The US Government Is In Bed With Monsanto.

Chris “Kikila” Perrin – Big Biotech Looks To Make Third World Into West’s Genetically Modified Bread Basket

August 24, 2016

GMOs (or Genetically Modified Organisms) — perhaps one of the sacred cow topics of anti-neoliberal, anti-globalization activist discourse, they are as confusingly scientific as vaccines and carry with them just as fervent criticism and defense. For the most part, some of the suggested benefits of GMOs have fallen flat: Corporate claims that genetically modified crops provide an easy solution to the problem of world hunger have proven to be unsubstantiated, and the only positive results that GM crops tend to produce directly are those related to the wealth/poverty gap. Problematically, the biotech corporations that have created GM crops find refuge in the Global South — or so-called Third World — where corrupt governments appear happy to receive international money in exchange for turning their fields and populations into laboratories. Read

Dahr Jamail – In Arctic, Ancient Diseases Reanimate and Highways Melt as Temperatures Hit “Frenzy” of Records

August 23, 2016

By the time I’d reached the end of my 10 years of reportage on the impacts of the US occupation of Iraq in 2013, it was impossible for me to find an Iraqi who did not have a family member, relative or friend who had been killed either by US troops, an act of non-state sponsored terrorism or random violence spun off one of the aforementioned. Now, having spent the entire summer in Alaska, I’ve yet to have a conversation with national park rangers, glaciologists or simply avid outdoors-people that has not included a story of disbelief, amazement and often shock over the impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) across their beloved state. Read

Dahr Jamail – In Arctic, Ancient Diseases Reanimate and Highways Melt as Temperatures Hit “Frenzy” of Records

August 22, 2016

By the time I’d reached the end of my 10 years of reportage on the impacts of the US occupation of Iraq in 2013, it was impossible for me to find an Iraqi who did not have a family member, relative or friend who had been killed either by US troops, an act of non-state sponsored terrorism or random violence spun off one of the aforementioned. Now, having spent the entire summer in Alaska, I’ve yet to have a conversation with national park rangers, glaciologists or simply avid outdoors-people that has not included a story of disbelief, amazement and often shock over the impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) across their beloved state. Read

CONN HALLINAN – Dangerous Seas: China and the USA

August 22, 2016

A combination of recent events underpinned by long-running historical strains reaching back more than 60 years has turned the western Pacific into one of the most hazardous spots on the globe. The tension between China and the U.S. “is one of the most striking and dangerous themes in international politics,” says The Financial Times’longtime commentator and China hand, Gideon Rachman. In just the past five months, warships from both countries—including Washington’s closest ally in the region, Japan—have done everything but ram one another. And, as Beijing continues to build bases on scattered islands in the South China Sea, the U.S. is deploying long-range nuclear capable strategic bombers in Australia and Guam. Read

Seerat Chabba – Scientists say they have found a ‘fifth force of nature’

August 19, 2016

In a move that could completely alter our understanding of the universe, a new study confirmed the possible discovery of a fifth fundamental force of nature. Published by theoretical physicists from the University of California, Irvine, in the journal Physical Review Letters, the study comes a year after a group of experimental nuclear physicists at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences identified a radioactive decay anomaly in the results of their particle acceleration experiments, pointing at the possible discovery of a previously unknown type of subatomic particle “If true, it’s revolutionary,” said Jonathan Feng, professor of physics and astronomy, in a press release. Read

Alex Kirby – Climate change raises deadly health risks

August 18, 2016

Climate News Network, 18 August, 2016 More than half a million people worldwide are likely to die annually by 2050 because of the impact on agriculture of changing climate, according to an Oxford University study on the future of food. The authors say the effects are likely to be felt most acutely in south and east Asia, but that the US will also be severely affected. They identify reduced production and consumption of fruit and vegetables as a key concern, and say the effects of climate change on agriculture could be one of its most important consequences. Read

The Gary Null Show – 08.17.16

August 17, 2016

Today The Gary Null Show, Gary opens up the program with a in depth look at the latest news in health and the environment covering topics like “You Are What You Eat”. Gary Ends the show with a commentary from Professor Henry Giroux, In the second half of the program Gary talks with Alexander (Alex) Zaitchik. Alex  is a freelance journalist and blogger who has written on a wide variety of subjects including right wing media, environmental events in the amazon, social and political conditions in New Orleans and the presidential race.  His articles have appeared in The Nation, Rolling Stone, the New Republic, Mother Jones, The Guardian and others.  His most recent book is “The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump’s America” which is Alex’s account of following the Trump primary trail through various states and getting to know the large segment of Americans who support Trump and why.  His website is Zaitchik.com. Download this episode (right click and

Nika Knight – Scientists Say Expect More 1,000-Year Events Like Louisiana Flood

August 17, 2016

Parts of Louisiana’s disastrous, ongoing flooding has been upgraded by meteorologists to once-in-1,000-years rainfall, with other areas classified as 500-year and 100-year events, nola.com reported Monday, as scientists warn that such storms are growing more and more frequent as the planet heats up. “On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is set to classify the Louisiana disaster as the eighth flood considered to be a once-in-every-500-years event to have taken place in the U.S. in little over 12 months,” the Guardian reports: Since May of last year, dozens of people have been killed and thousands of homes have been swamped with water in extreme events in Oklahoma, Texas, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Maryland. NOAA considers these floods extreme because, based on historical rainfall records, they should be expected to occur only once every 500 years. The Louisiana flooding has been so exceptional that some places in the state experienced storm conditions considered once-every-1,000-year events. Close to 2ft of rain fell over a 48-hour period in parts of southern Louisiana, causing residents to scramble to safety from flooded homes and cars. Read

Tim Radford – Scientists link conflict and climate change

August 17, 2016

LONDON, 17 August, 2015 − Ethnic conflict linked to tragic episodes of civil war, waves of refugees and even the collapse of nation states could be made more likely by climate-related disasters. A team of European scientists say they can demonstrate, “in a scientifically sound way”, a link between civil violence based on ethnic divisions, and episodes of drought, intense heat or other climate-linked weather extremes. That climate change seems to be a factor in social collapse is now fairly firmly established. Researchers have identified evidence of prolonged drought that preceded the collapse of Assyrian and Bronze Age civilisations in prehistory. And they have also made a connection between the worst drought in almost a thousand years in the Middle East and the continuing humanitarian tragedy of modern Syria. Read
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