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Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries of climate change. Elizabeth Kolbert covers climate change for the New Yorker. She's the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction. And she recently wrote a paragraph I can't stop thinking about. "The problem with global warming—and the reason it continues to resist illustration, even as the streets flood and the forests die and the mussels rot on the shores—is that experience is an inadequate guide to what’s going on. The climate operates on a time delay. When carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere, it takes decades—in a technical sense, millennia—for the earth to equilibrate. This summer’s fish kill was a product of warming that had become inevitable twenty or thirty years ago, and the warming that’s being locked in today won’t be fully felt until today’s toddlers reach middle age. In effect, we are living in the climate of the past, but already we’ve determined the climate’s future."Kolbert lives, to an unusual degree, in the planet's future. She travels to the places around the world where the climate of tomorrow is visible today. She has watched glaciers melting, and seen species dying. And she is able to convey both the science and the cost with a rare lucidity. Talking with Kolbert left me with an unnerving thought. We look back on past eras in human history and judge them morally failed. We think of the Spanish Inquisition or the Mongol hordes and believe ourselves civilized, rational, moral in a way our ancestors weren't. But if the science is right, and we do unto our descendants what the data says we are doing to them, we will be judged monsters. And it will be all the worse because we knew what we were doing and we knew how to stop, but we decided it was easier to disbelieve the science or ignore the consequences. Kolbert and I talk about the consequences, but also about what would be necessary to stabilize the climate and back off the mass extinction event that is currently underway. We discuss geoengineering, political will, the environmental cost of meat, and what individuals can and can't do. We talk about Trump's cabinet, about whether technological innovation will save us, and if pricing carbon is enough. We talk about whether hope remains a realistic emotion when it comes to our environmental future.Books:-Edward Abbe’s “Desert Solitaire”-Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”-David G. Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen”-Bill McKibben’s “The End of Nature”
#877 - Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos http://www.selfauthoring.com/ 100% off the Future Authoring Program code: "ChangeYourself" - The offer is valid until the end of Nov 30th.
#12 Jesse. Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.Special thanks to Emily Condon, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, and Edwin, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Charles Smith, Visager, Graham Barton, and Katie Mullins. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
83- Heyoon. Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alex Goldman was a misfit. Bored and disaffected and angry, he longed for a place to escape to. And then he found Heyoon. The only way to find out about Heyoon for someone to … Continue reading →
Rank #1: NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN - English News at 20:00 (JST), August 23 . NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN - English News at 20:00 (JST), August 23
Rank #1: 374. バイリンガルニュース 08.08.19. ロボット失職、月面クマムシ、ブシェミ現象、など
Rank #2: 373. バイリンガルニュース 08.01.19. 不正不倫、VR悩み相談、切り株介護、など
Rank #1: Learning English Broadcast - August 07, 2019. Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
Rank #2: Learning English Broadcast - August 06, 2019. Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
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Rank #1: Speak UP Radio「 名前 」（Names） Vol.163. Names are very important for us and can shape our whole identity! In this episode we talk about the culture of naming, popular family names and there is even a fantastic Quiz!YouTube→https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCli1re30MxC6vSElc7uvLqQTwitter（Speak UP Radio）→https://twitter.com/speak_up_radioInstagram（Speak UP Radio）→https://instagram.com/speak_up_radioFacebook→https://www.facebook.com/speedlearning.jpスピードラーニングページ→https://www.espritline.co.jp/
Rank #2: Speak UP Radio「 アレルギー 」（Allergies） Vol.165. Pollen is all around and almost everyone is sneazing! What a great time to talk about allergies. In this epiosde you'll hear all about types of allergies, our allergies and some ways that people in Japan stop their allergic reactions.YouTube→https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCli1re30MxC6vSElc7uvLqQTwitter（Speak UP Radio）→https://twitter.com/speak_up_radioInstagram（Speak UP Radio）→https://instagram.com/speak_up_radioFacebook→https://www.facebook.com/speedlearning.jpスピードラーニングページ→https://www.espritline.co.jp/
Rank #1: 第93回「発音を科学的に紐解く」. 第93回目のポッドキャストのテーマは「発音を科学的に紐解く」です。今日の会話では、エディーさんが発音について話 […]
Rank #2: 第249回「上司に求める資質」. 第249回目のポッドキャストのテーマは「上司に求める資質」です。皆さんが上司に求めるものはなんですか？今日の会 […]
Rank #1: Full Episode: Thursday, August 22, 2019. Mass Attacks Foiled; Elevator Crushes Passenger; Robocall Crackdown; Travel Nightmare
Rank #2: Full Episode: Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Fiery Aborted Takeoff; Pres. Trump On the Attack; Universal Background Checks
Rank #1: Pres. Trump To Reuters: "It's Hard to Impeach Somebody Who Hasn't Done Anything Wrong"; "The Apprentice": Director's Cut;. Reuters: Pres. Trump Says He Relied On His Lawyer Michael Cohen, Who Was Supposed To Know What To Do; Pres. Trump To Reuters: Not Concerned He Will Be Impeached, "I Think That The People Would Revolt If That Happened"; Pres. Trump Declares "I Don't Mind" Owning Gov't Shutdown After Wild White House Showdown With Top Dems Over Border Wall; Judge Orders Stormy Daniels To Pay Nearly 500k In Legal Fees To Trump'S Attorneys In Defamation Case via Knit
Rank #2: 2 Mass Shootings Only Hours Apart; At Least 29 Killed; El Paso Mother Killed Shielding Her Baby From Gunfire; Parents Of Parkland Victim Speak Out. 2 Mass Shootings Only Hours Apart; At Least 29 Killed; 20 Killed In El Paso, 9 Dead In Dayton Mass Shootings; Police: 9 Dead, 31 Injured In Dayton Shooting; Authorities Believe El Paso Gunman Posted Racist, Anti-Immigration "Manifesto" Online; El Paso Mother Killed Shielding Her Baby From Gunfire; Democrats Call For Senate To Be Called Back Into Session To Deal With Long-Stalled Gun Control Legislation; Parents Of Parkland Victim In El Paso Area; Say People Need To "Spring Into Action" To Stop Gun Violence via Knit
Rank #1: Special Announcement from ESLPod.com - New Select English Membership. Special annoucement about our new Select English Membership!
Rank #2: English Cafe 552. Topics: American Presidents – Barack Obama; Famous Songs – “Anchors Aweigh”; diffidence versus timidity versus shyness; receipt versus reception; no problem versus not at all versus no big deal Words: community organizer healthcare candidate rising star biracial campaign slogan grassroots polarized affordable anchor ashore foam diffidence timidity shyness receipt reception no problem not at all no big deal
Rank #1: Does your age affect your political views?. Sam and Neil discuss politics and teach you related vocabulary.
Rank #2: Would you invest in cryptocurrencies?. A new digital currency might appear: Facebook's Libra. We discuss, and teach vocabulary.
Rank #1: Skills 360 – Top 10 Business English Skills (2). https://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/360.74-Business-English-Skills-2.mp3Welcome back to Business English Skills 360 for today’s lesson on the top 10 business English skills. In our last lesson, I focused on small talk and English conversation skills such as expressing opinions, asking questions, rejecting ideas, and getting action. Of course, “conversation” is what comes to mind when someone talks about language skills. But a lot of our English communication is not conversation, per se. Your skill set has to include a lot more than expressing opinions, agreeing, disagreeing, and making small talk. Imagine for a second that you’re delivering a presentation in English or conducting a training session. What kind of skills do you need in those situations? Well, one thing you need to master is talking about how something happens or how something is done. By that I mean describing a process or giving instructions. The key skill here is what we call sequencing, or putting your ideas in a logical order and making that order clear to your audience. To do this, you might use simple words like “first,” “second,” “third,” “next,” and “finally.” But you might also use expressions like “at this point,” “meanwhile,” and “subsequently.” Using this kind of language helps you organize your ideas, and you’ll be less likely to lose your audience. Connecting words aren’t limited to processes and instructions. Adept English speakers will use all sorts of words to connect their ideas and structure a good argument. Think about proposing an idea to your boss. Will you rattle on and hope he picks up the thread of what you’re trying to say? Or will you present a cohesive and persuasive argument using expressions like “because of this,” “therefore,” “nevertheless,” and “furthermore?” Now I am not suggesting that you pepper your speech with these kinds of words just to sound intelligent. There’s a time and place for these formal expressions. But the importance of organizing your ideas holds true in any situation. And in more casual circumstances, you can simply rely more on simpler words like “and,” “but,” and “so.”Besides presentations or training, another important situation with a special skill set is bargaining, or negotiating in English. And I’m not just talking about high-level talks on corporate partnerships or negotiating a major business deal. Any situation that involves give and take, cooperation, or compromise involves a kind of bargaining.Maybe you and a colleague are trying to design a website together. Or you and your boss are trying to figure out a work schedule. Or you are trying to get two of your employees to agree on a project budget. These are all situations that demand bargaining skills. You need to acknowledge both sides and propose trade-offs. Often this requires you to make conditional sentences, using words like “if,” “unless,” and “as long as.” And if those statements are hypothetical, you’ll have to make sure you get a handle on important helping verbs like “would” and “could.” I’ve talked a lot today about organizing your ideas, and about situations that require clarity of information. This brings me to another essential skill: summarizing. What happens after you’ve presented a clear and logical argument, or you’ve negotiated a compromise in a meeting? Well, you need to ensure everyone can latch on to the main ideas. That’s when you summarize. You might hear a summary introduced with expressions like “to sum up,” or “let’s recap briefly.” But the real skill is figuring out what those main ideas or points are and then stating them concisely. You can’t repeat everything that was said verbatim. You need to distill only what is essential and paraphrase ideas appropriately. Now before I do exactly that with my own ideas for this lesson, I’ve got one more essential but challenging skill for you: speaking clearly. You probably know some people who seem to just have a knack for clear speech. But it’s not just innate talent. You can learn to sound clear too, if you put in the time and effort. So practice correct pronunciation. Try to enunciate clearly, even when it doesn’t feel natural for your mouth to make certain shapes or sounds. It gets easier with practice. But if you mumble, or don’t make the effort to try to produce the right sounds and intonation, then it doesn’t matter what you say, because people won’t be able to understand you. Now how about that summary? I’ve covered five essential skills for every ace English speaker. First, there’s the ability to present a sequence or step-by-step instructions. Next is the skill of connecting your ideas logically. Then there’s bargaining and summarizing. And finally, you need to work on your pronunciation and intonation.Lesson Resources: Lesson Module | Quiz & Vocab | PDF Transcript
Rank #2: Skills 360 – Top 10 Business English Skills (1). https://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/360.73-Business-English-Skills-1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Skills 360 for today’s lesson on the business English skills everyone needs in order to be successful. As any guru worth his weight in salt will tell you, business is all about relationships. That means connecting with new people, and maintaining good relations with people in your existing network. And one of the ways we do this is through small talk. We call it small talk because it’s not about big important business topics. It’s about things like the weekend, the weather, sports, or family. Making small talk in English allows us to connect with people, find out more about them, and set a mood. This kind of conversation involves a back and forth of simple comments, questions, and answers. You need to show interest in the other person, but also reveal a bit about yourself. And it’s important to stick to topics that are common to both people. Once you’ve broken the ice with small talk, then you can move on to bigger topics. And that’s where you bring in the skill of expressing opinions in English. Exactly how you do that depends on the situation. If you’re in a meeting and want to add your perspective, you might just introduce it with an expression like “the way I see things” or “as far as I’m concerned.” But if you’re making a suggestion or pitching an idea, there are a couple of ways to go about it. You might do it carefully with words like “perhaps” or “maybe” or “we could.” Or, if you want to state something more confidently, you can use stronger words like “have to” or “should.” The important thing here is that you assess the situation and adapt your language accordingly. After all, English conversation isn’t just about speaking; it’s also about listening, and that leads me to asking questions. I don’t just mean “yes or no” questions. I mean substantive questions that show that you’re listening and engaged. This also includes discerning and sincere questions about people’s ideas. This is a big part of being an active listener, which means listening to understand, not just listening to respond. Of course, being a good listener doesn’t mean being a yes-man. Participating in a meeting or negotiations in English requires the ability to reject ideas. And that’s not as simple as saying “no” or “I disagree.” Most situations require a more nuanced or careful approach. But be careful with this kind of softening language. If you’re in a position to say no or reject something, be clear about it. You can still be diplomatic without waffling. To do that, you can comment on the positive aspects of the idea, or the intention behind them, before saying “no.” Rejecting ideas effectively is one aspect of being decisive and getting results. And that brings me to one last skill I want to mention today: getting people to take action. You’ve probably been in an English meeting where there was a lot of great discussion, but no real action points. So you need to learn how to delegate effectively. Alright, so we’ve looked at five essential business English skills. Let’s do a quick recap: you need to know how to make small talk, express opinions, and ask good questions. At the same time, you need to be able to reject ideas and get action from people. Lesson Resources: Lesson Module | Quiz & Vocab | PDF Transcript
Rank #1: Ping-pong and the riddle of victory | Pico Iyer. Growing up in England, Pico Iyer was taught that the point of a game was to win. Now, some 50 years later, he's realized that competition can be "more like an act of love." In this charming, subtly profound talk, he explores what regular games of ping-pong in his neighborhood in Japan have revealed about the riddle of winning -- and shows why not knowing who's won can feel like the ultimate victory.
Rank #2: The power to think ahead in a reckless age | Bina Venkataraman. In a forward-looking talk, author Bina Venkataraman answers a pivotal question of our time: How can we secure our future and do right by future generations? She parses the mistakes we make when imagining the future of our lives, businesses and communities, revealing how we can reclaim our innate foresight. What emerges is a surprising case for hope -- and a path to becoming the "good ancestors" we long to be.
Rank #1: How we can use light to see deep inside our bodies and brains | Mary Lou Jepsen. In a series of mind-bending demos, inventor Mary Lou Jepsen shows how we can use red light to see and potentially stimulate what's inside our bodies and brains. Taking us to the edge of optical physics, Jepsen unveils new technologies that utilize light and sound to track tumors, measure neural activity and could possibly replace the MRI machine with a cheaper, more efficient and wearable system.
Rank #2: A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil. What's it like to discover a galaxy -- and have it named after you? Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil lets us know in this quick talk about her team's surprising discovery of a mysterious new galaxy type.
Rank #1: English at Work: Episode 60: Decision time. Mr Socrates has offered Anna a promotion to be the new boss.
Rank #2: English at Work: Episode 59: Getting the sack. Tom throws a plastic aubergine through a window! What will Mr Socrates think of it all?
Rank #1: President Trump visits cities hit by mass shootings. President's visits to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso in Texas not welcomed by all, also Afghan bomb kills 15 as peace talks continue and Atomik Vodka from the Chernobyl exclusion zone
Rank #2: UN: 'A plant-based diet can fight climate change'. United Nations experts say a switch to a plant-based diet can help reduce climate change. A major report warns that increasing global consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming.Also, Kyrgyzstan's ex-president is arrested after raids on home, the two Saudi sisters who are in hiding in Turkey after fleeing their family, and why Germany no longer leads the world in nudism.