PROGRAM NOTES 10/28/22-
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This weeks show features stories from FRANCE 24, RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, RADIO HAVANA CUBA, and GEORGE GALLOWAY.
From FRANCE- Press reviews on the inauguration of the new Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, the first female leader of the country. The Lancet, a British medical journal, focused on the health effects of climate change and the use of fossil fuels. Then several press reviews that cover the Lancet report as well as the publication of the Climate Book by Greta Thunberg and other leading climate activists.
From GERMANY- In a week the 27th UN Climate Change Conference, COP 27, will open in Egypt- a new UN report points out that the world's current climate pledges will not limit the global temperatures as agreed at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. The International Energy Agency, the IEA, says global emissions should peak by 2025 with strong development of renewable energy sources, spurned on by rising prices for fossil fuels- a German analyst discusses how big a change needs to occur by 2030 and that more nuclear power plants will not be part of the solution.
From CUBA- The Colombian Senate has approved parts of a bill by President Gustavo Petro that intends to create a total peace policy in the country. Amnesty International has called on the International Criminal Court, the ICC, to investigate possible war crimes during Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in August. The state of New Jersey is suing 5 oil and gas companies and a lobbying group for lying about harm caused by fossil fuels. A Viewpoint on this Sunday's Presidential election in Brazil.
From GEORGE GALLOWAY- George Galloway's Mother of All Talk Shows. First, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone gives his opinion of the creation and purpose of NATO and who it serves. Then George sarcastically expresses his congratulations to the new Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak.
"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."