The Signal in the Noise
6.12.2021 - 6.26.2021
Nate Hagens downloads his worldview about the Great Simplification with Leila Conners through seven discussions. The conversation covers the Carbon Pulse, the Human Predicament, the Myths that govern us as well as What We Can Do among other pressing topics. This series of seven conversations navigates between fantasy and doom and is a species-level conversation that can help frame a future pathway.
Northern Ireland is targeted by a Canadian mining firm that is planning the largest gold mine in Europe. The mine is located in the green Sperrin Mountains, a place where Irish was last spoken. The threat of a mine and the poisoning of the waters that such a mine can bring, has galvanized this community beyond just a protest movement, as James Orr describes, it is helping people look to their roles as protectors and stewards of the land as well as participants in our wider human community. From a discussion with Leila Conners, the first in a series on this mine and the people it is impacting.
Mari Margil, of the Center for Democracy and Environmental Rights (CDER), discusses how the rights of natures has evolved, from the first law implemented in 2008 to laws implemented in constitutions and state frameworks covering updates from Ecuador, Switzerland, India and the United States. She also reveals what it means to be "rights bearing" and how "legal naturehood" is probably a better framework.
Davon continues his series with Geoff Edwards, co-founder of Saturday Morning, about their experiences as black men in American culture. Saturday Morning creates ideas that bring awareness to and shift perceptions on racial bias and injustice.
Tree Media and The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy have teamed up to follow events in the Middle East as told by stakeholders and leaders from the region. Our first subject concerns water, access to water and the prevention of a potential water conflict over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam ( GERD ). The series includes: Egypt with Mirette Mabrouk, Senior Fellow and Director of the Egypt Program, Middle East Institute; Sudan with Adil Abdel Aati, Leader, Liberal Party of Sudan; and Ethiopia with Filagot Tesfaye, President of the Ethiopian Women in Energy Association and Managing Director of On Energy Consult; John Mukum Mbaku, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Timothy Kaldas, Policy Fellow, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP); Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); and Dr. Mohmed Rami Mahmoud, of the National Water Research Center, Egypt.
Matt Korda, Research Associate, of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) discusses the new nuclear arms initiative in the United States called the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD. He also discusses the utility of ICBMs ( intercontinental ballistic missiles) and why we should denuclearize.
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