Catastrophic flooding across western Europe as politicians blame climate change – BBC News

More than 120 people have died and hundreds are still missing after record rainfall caused the worst flooding in parts of Western Europe for many decades. In Germany dozens of people were unaccounted for, with the Chancellor Angela Merkel describing the floods as a catastrophe. Torrential rain has also devastated parts of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.  Survivors have described the terrifying speed at which water levels rose.   Some politicians in Germany say the extreme weather is the result of global warming and they’re calling for more urgent action to counter climate change. Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting – from Jenny Hill in Erftstadt, Germany – Anna Holligan in the Dutch town of Valkenberg – and chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt on the threat posed by climate change.

OUR DAILY DOSE a film by Jeremy Seifert

Hailed by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century, water fluoridation is something most of us assume to be safe and effective. But new science has upended this assumption, revealing that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. The CDC tells us that drinking fluoride decreases tooth decay, at best, by 25%. That is one-half to one cavity per person over a lifetime. Is one less cavity worth risking a child’s long-term brain and thyroid health? It’s time to rethink this very old practice. In OUR DAILY DOSE, filmmaker Jeremy Seifert (GMO OMG) lays out the dangers of water fluoridation informatively and creatively, highlighting the most current research and interviewing top-tier doctors, activists, and attorneys close to the issue. Through thoughtful examination of old beliefs and new science, the film alerts us to the health threat present in the water and beverages we rely on every day. This is an eye-opening look at how we have less control over our health than we may have thought.

Dr. Norman Swan on So You Think You Know What’s Good For You?

Dr. Norman Swan was one of the first medically qualified journalists in Australia, with a broadcast career spanning more than 30 years. He currently hosts Radio National’s The Health Report and co-hosts Coronacast. He also reports on 7.30 and is a guest reporter on Four Corners; appears on The Drum and is an occasional host of Radio National Breakfast. In addition to being an active journalist and health broadcaster, Dr Swan has a deep strategic knowledge of the Australian healthcare system and is committed to evidence-based approaches. Ahead of the release of his new book ‘So You Think You Know What’s Good For You?’, Joel sat down with Dr. Swan to discuss chatting to different age groups, covering health for general audiences, the balance of diet and exercise, and more! Books mentioned in this podcast: Dr Norman Swan – ‘So You Think You Know What’s Good For You?’: Host: Joel Naoum Guest: Dr. Norman Swan

WHY Russia Saved the United States: The Forgotten History of a Brotherhood

Rising Tide Foundation

Why did Russia’s Czar Alexander II deploy the Russian navy to the coasts of the USA during the height of the Civil War in 1863? Why dynamic shaped the rise of the great rail building traditions across Russia, the USA, Germany, Japan and France in the 19th century and how did this shape the sale of Alaska and Bering Strait rail connection between old and new worlds? In this presentation delivered to a Vancouver audience as the first part of a seminar entitled “The Historic Clash Between Open vs Closed Systems“, Rising Tide Foundation President Cynthia Chung demonstrates that in order to answer these questions it is necessary to understand a broader historical dynamic shaped by the great scientist-statesman Gottfried Leibniz who guided Czar Peter the great in the creation of the Russian Academy of Science over 150 years earlier. Cynthia zeros in on the forgotten strategic friendship sparked by the Academy’s first female president Ekaterina Dashkova and America’s Benjamin Franklin beginning in 1780 which was integral to the Russian-led League of Armed Neutrality that tipped the balance in favor of US victory against the British Empire. While Dashkova became the first Russian inducted into Franklin’s Philosophical Society, Franklin became the first American inducted into Russia’s Academy of Science. The story follows the rise of Alexander von Humboldt who unleashed an incredible movement in America, Germany and beyond which drove a process of progress that has been all but written out of history and nearly gave rise to a world paradigm of win-win cooperation with an international array of rail and development corridors as outlined by the great Lincoln-ally William Gilpin in his 1890 Cosmopolitan Railway. How was this multi-polar potential derailed by a desperate British Empire? How might this lost potential be recaptured today? Watch the class to find out

I Believe in You . . .

I found this YouTube video in the following blog, where you can also find some very interesting pictures:

Lyrics (by Frank Loesser) You have the cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth

Yet there’s that upturned chin And the grin of impetuous youth

Oh, I believe in you I believe in you I hear the sound of good, solid judgment whenever you talk

Yet there’s the bold, brave, spring of the tiger that quickens your walk

Oh I believe in you I believe in you And when my faith in my fellow man

All but falls apart I’ve but to feel your hand grasping mine

And I take heart I take heart To see the cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth

Yet with the slam! bang! tang! reminiscent of gin and vermouth

Oh, I believe in you I believe in you

And I also found the following trailer in YouTube:


I Still Believe (2020 Movie) Official Trailer | KJ Apa, Britt Robertson

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