At least five dead as tornado wrecks buildings in Czech Republic

More than 100 injured in south-west, where South Moravia governor voices shock at level of destruction At least five people died and more than a hundred were injured when a tornado and hailstones the size of tennis balls hit the Czech Republic’s south-east on Thursday night. Video footage from the region on social networks showedContinue reading “At least five dead as tornado wrecks buildings in Czech Republic”

‘Worst is yet to come’: Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns

The report, which is scheduled for official release next year, is the most comprehensive rundown to date of the impacts of climate change on our planet and our species. “The worst is yet to come, affecting our children’s and grandchildren’s lives much more than our own,” the report warns. Millions of people worldwide are inContinue reading “‘Worst is yet to come’: Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns”

12 dead in Alabama due to Claudette, including 10 children

Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a fiery multi-vehicle crash about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Montgomery on Interstate 65, according to Butler CountyContinue reading “12 dead in Alabama due to Claudette, including 10 children”

Arizona: Backbone Fire keeps spreading, evacuation orders remain in place

The Backbone Fire, which has prompted evacuation orders for communities northwest of Payson, continued spreading overnight, authorities said Monday morning. The blaze expanded to 32,757 acres with zero containment, according to the latest incident command update, up from 24,198 acres reported Sunday night. Crews on the eastern edge of the fire are working to protect theContinue reading “Arizona: Backbone Fire keeps spreading, evacuation orders remain in place”

Prison Heat: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver explains how the failure to air-condition prisons can cause both physical and mental health issues for incarcerated people, and why the solution is simpler than you might think.

World War II Civilians and Soldiers: Crash Course European History #39

Our look at World War II continues with a closer examination of just how the war impacted soldiers in the field, and the people at home. For many of the combatants, the homefront and the warfront were one and the same. The war disrupted life for millions upon millions of people. You’ll learn about theContinue reading “World War II Civilians and Soldiers: Crash Course European History #39”

Weather: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the tension between the public and private worlds of predicting the weather. Nationwide Station Listing Using Broadcast Frequencies 162.400MHz 162.425MHz 162.450MHz 162.475MHz 162.500MHz 162.525MHz 162.550MHz https://www.weather.gov/nwr/station_listing

Super Typhoon Surigae rapidly intensifies to a Cat. 5 near Philippines

Super Typhoon Surigae surged in intensity from a Category 1 storm on Friday to a beastly Category 5 monster on Saturday, with maximum sustained winds estimated at 190 mph with higher gusts. Why it matters: This storm — known as Typhoon Bising in the Philippines — is just the latest of many tropical cyclones to undergoContinue reading “Super Typhoon Surigae rapidly intensifies to a Cat. 5 near Philippines”

Why The United States Can’t Handle Crises – Second Thought

Covid-19, climate change, natural disasters, constant recessions, homelessness, declining life expectancy and quality of life, economic inequality…it seems like the United States is perpetually in crisis, and more often than not we fail to meet the challenge. Why is that? In this episode, we’ll explore the root cause of America’s inability to handle crises.

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