Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Civilization & Climate Change

Ronald Wright
Ronald Wright speaks of urgency to deal with climate change. He also talks about civilizations' exploitation of nature, leading to collapse. He mentions how addiction to social media eliminates reflection time in societies demanding instant gratification. Ronald Wright is the author of A Short History of Progress.
Source: The A-Infos Radio Project: 'Progress' & Climate Change

Heiða Dóra Jónsdóttir with Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the President of Iceland
By David Kestenbaum/NPR
Democracy in Iceland

In the spring of 2011, voters in Iceland had to decide whether to pay off the IOUs bankers had given before the financial crisis. This program recounts the events before the majority of Icelanders eventually voted "no" on the referendum. Also the British and Dutch governments took Iceland to court to attempt to recover money their citizens lost when Icelandic banks failed. Also an update on how the international, multi-billion-dollar battle turned out.
Source: NPR: A New Mom And The President of Iceland

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Music includes Sam Cooke - Don't Know Much About History, Capitol Steps - Al-Jazeera, They Lied - Jay Mankita, Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth, Stephan Smith - Business, Judgment at Nuremberg(Movie), Capitol Steps - Do You Fear What I Fear?, Roy Zimmerman - Vote Republican, Huey Long, Lenny Kravits - We Want Peace, Ronald Reagan 1-20-1981, Odetta - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Beatles - Come Together, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - Carmen, Wish I would see you again - Phillip Glass

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