Earth and Space Weather News Sept 29, 2014: Earthquake watch; Space weather; Planetary alignments; Global weather
Earth and Space Weather News Sept 28, 2014: M5 solar flare, Earthquake watch, Space weather, Global weather, Japan’s Mt Ontake volcano erupts; Rare hail storm hits California’s Napa Valley; Arizona flood; Utah flood
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin speaks with former Congressman and three time presidential candidate, Ron Paul, discussing his views on the ramifications of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, how US foreign policy has exacerbated the growth of Islamic extremism, the hypocritical partnership with Saudi Arabia, and the marginalization of alternative views outside of the two party system.
British MP George Galloway has been met with praise and criticism for his speech given in Parliament today, where he set out his case against military intervention in Iraq. “There was no Islamist fundamentalism in Iraq before Mr Blair… and Mr Bush invaded and occupied,” he said.
Earth and Space Weather News Sept 27, 2014: Space weather – CME, sun spots, massive plasma filament; Earthquake watch; Undulatus Asperatus Cloud ; Rosetta to Deploy Lander on November 12; Study Finds Solar System’s Water Is Older Than the Sun; GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens; Tampa flooding
An American physicist claims she has mathematically refuted the existence of black holes in our universe. The new theory combines Steve Hawking’s radiation theory with quantum theory’s fundamental law that no information ever disappears from the universe. Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill maintains she managed to merge two seemingly contradicting theories, Einstein’s theory of gravity and a fundamental law of quantum theory.
Earth and Space Weather News Sept 26, 2014: Earthquake watch; Huge C-Flare from the backside of the sun; Space weather – sun spots and coronal holes; Global weather
Earth and Space Weather News Sept 25, 2014: Earthquake watch; Spaceweather; Natural Climate Change; No black holes; Spaceweather Effects on Military Satellite Communications; Changes in groundwater chemistry before two consecutive earthquakes in Iceland
A one-day United Nations summit on climate change in New York hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has ended with an agreement to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of euros in aid for developing countries in an effort to slow climate change. Plus, Leonardo DiCaprio’s UN speech on climate change.
Earth and Space Weather News Sept 24, 2014: M2.3 Solar Flare, large Earth-facing coronal hole; Earthquake watch; Comet Siding Spring Visualization; Mars Evolution; Global weather; Central Florida pounded by flooding rains
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid. Norway will pay the impoverished West African country $150m (£91.4m) to stop deforestation by 2020.
Prominent private philanthropies and charitable foundations, including one built from the oil fortune of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil, announced their intention to divest from fossil fuel holdings as they make clear statements that the threat of climate change and the irresponsible behavior of the oil, coal, and natural gas companies has fueled their decision.
The ultimate goal of climate finance is to protect the ecosystems that make our planet livable. Just as we would not sacrifice our arteries to save our lungs, we should not be forced to choose between the world’s remaining rivers and the atmosphere. The member governments of the Green Climate Fund need to take a holistic view of the environmental sustainability of their projects.
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. It contradicts his own commitment, stated a year ago in the UN General Assembly, to reverse Washington’s “perpetual war footing.”
Hundreds of protesters crammed the streets of Lower Manhattan, clashing with the NYPD as they attempted to march down Wall Street. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business’ The Independents, met up with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Chris Hedges for a heated debate on the merits of capitalism.