Sir David Attenborough presents Climate Change – The Facts – BBC News

Sir David Attenborough presents Climate Change – The Facts – BBC News

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Sir David Attenborough is returning to BBC One presenting a documentary called Climate Change – The Facts.
In the programme, the renowned naturalist will examine “the science of climate change and the potential solutions to this global threat”.
Viewers can watch Climate Change – The Facts on BBC One, Tonight at 9pm 18 Apr 2019

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Biden set to announce presidential run next week – NBC News

Biden set to announce presidential run next week Mike Memoli NBC NEWS Nati Harnik | AP Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.
Advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are finalizing plans for the launch of his presidential campaign next week, ending months of suspense that has hung over the Democratic nominating race.
Discussions among his core group of advisers about the exact timing of his announcement and subsequent campaign events are ongoing and subject to change, multiple officials said. Those discussions were set into motion earlier this month, as Biden himself publicly acknowledged a decision was all but a formality.
“My intention from the beginning was if I were to run would be the last person to announce,” he said after delivering the second of three speeches since mid-March to union audiences. “We’ll find out whether I can win in a primary.”
More from NBC News: The race for the 2020 Democratic nomination is on. Who’s in, who’s out and who’s a maybe.
Biden has eyed the presidency for most of his decades-long career, running twice before. Both campaigns ended early — in 1988, long before the first votes were cast as he faced accusations of plagiarism, and in 2008 after a disappointing finish in the lead-off Iowa caucuses.
In debates during that 2008 primary fight, then-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and Biden often found their views in sync. After Obama upset Hillary Clinton to win the nomination, he sought to balance out the ticket by tapping Biden as his running mate, bringing on board an experienced legislator and foreign policy expert.
When the two were re-elected in 2012, Biden turned to planning a campaign to succeed him. But just as he was preparing for his first visit to Iowa in 2013, his eldest son, Beau, was diagnosed with brain cancer — effectively putting the vice president’s political future on hold. At his family’s urging, he still explored the possibility of running in the months after Beau’s death, but ultimately ceded the field to Clinton.
When it seemed clear that Clinton would defeat Trump in the 2016 election, Biden laid the groundwork for an active post-White House life, building foreign and domestic policy hubs at a pair of universities in addition to launching the Biden Cancer Foundation to continue the work of his “moonshot” bid for a cure.
But Trump’s unlikely victory afforded Biden an unexpected final chance to seek the office. He became an outspoken critic especially of Trump’s “America First” foreign policy and divisive political style, and campaigned aggressively for Democratic candidates in 2018, billing the midterms as a “battle for the soul of America.”
As his long-time team of political advisers began sketching out a 2020 campaign, they kept two possible impediments in mind: the still-tenuous emotional state of Biden’s family after his son’s death, and a Democratic Party growing younger and seemingly being pushed further to the left in part as a response to Trump.
While Biden has become an elder statesman who could be an antidote to the chaotic Trump era, his long track record also features past support for policies now anathema to broad swaths of the Democratic electorate.
Biden authored the Violence Against Women Act, helped pass a ban on assault weapons and embraced same-sex marriage even before Obama did. He also voted in support of the 2002 Iraq war authorization, was a lead author of a 1994 crime bill that swelled the nation’s prison population, and, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, presided over the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation, including handling testimony by Anita Hill that Thomas had sexually harassed her.
And just weeks before Biden’s decision his intensely personal manner itself became an issue, after a Nevada Democrat described unwelcome physical contact by the then-vice president as they prepared to take the stage at a campaign event in 2014.
After other women also described similar interactions, Biden acknowledged in an online video that “social norms are changing,” and that what he viewed as “gestures of support and encouragement” have sometimes made people uncomfortable. “I think it’s going to have to change somewhat how I campaign,” he told NBC News that week.

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Extinction Rebellion: Charges over climate change train protest – BBC News

Police have made further arrests, but activists continue to block traffic at four sites around the capital.
Marble Arch, Parliament Square, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge have been occupied by protesters since Monday.
Transport for London warned delays around those areas were expected “throughout the day”.
Met Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave has said police may need new powers to deal with non-violent protests on this scale, due to the large number of arrestees for police and courts to deal with. Image copyright Extinction Rebellion Image caption Oscar winning actress and writer Emma Thompson joined protesters at Marble Arch
Oscar winning actress and writer Emma Thompson joined protesters, saying it was the “first real hopeful movement I’ve joined”.
Speaking from the blockade at Marble Arch, Ms Thompson said: “Our Planet is in deep danger, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren are going to face problems the likes of which we cannot even begin to imagine.
“Unfortunately our governments haven’t listened to us, so now we have to make them listen.” Image copyright PA Image caption Activists remain glued to a boat in the middle of Oxford Circus
On Wednesday, a man glued himself to a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train carriage in Canary Wharf while a man and woman were removed from the roof.
Cathy Eastburn, 51, from Lambeth in south London, Mark Ovland, 35 of Somerton in Somerset and Luke Watson, 29, of Manuden in Essex, appeared before Highbury Magistrates’ Court charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway.
They all pleaded not guilty to the charge and will next appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on 16 May.
The Met said a total of 10 people had so far been charged in connection with the protests. Report
Some protesters have been seen returning to the blockades despite being arrested.
Police action to deter activists was having the “opposite” effect, according to environmental scientist Dominic Goetz who has returned to Waterloo Bridge following his arrest on Tuesday.
“I don’t know whether I will be arrested again or not. If I am, I think the consequences will probably not be particularly severe,” the 47-year-old said. Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 425 people have been arrested since Monday
Met chiefs have also condemned footage of officers dancing with protesters.
The videos posted on social media, which showed police officers joining activists at Oxford Circus on Wednesday evening, have been condemned as “unacceptable behaviour”.
“We expect our officers to engage with protesters but clearly their actions fall short of the tone of the policing operation,” Cdr Jane Connors said. Image caption Demonstrators have been holding intermittent blockages on Vauxhall Bridge
In a letter to the home secretary, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan suggested cuts to police funding were restricting the Met’s ability to cope with the demonstrators.
A group of demonstrators has been blocking Vauxhall Bridge for short periods of time as part of a “swarming” protest.
Similar intermittent roadblocks have also been formed by activists at Piccadilly Circus. What is Extinction Rebellion? Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The co-founder of the protest group invites people to join
Since the group was set up last year, members have shut bridges, poured buckets of fake blood outside Downing Street, blockaded the BBC and stripped semi-naked in Parliament.
It has three core demands : for the government to “tell the truth about climate change”; to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025; and to create a citizens’ assembly to oversee progress.
Controversially, the group is trying to get as many people arrested as possible.
But critics say they cause unnecessary disruption and waste police time when forces are already overstretched. Related Topics

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Sir David Attenborough presents Climate Change: The Facts – BBC News

Video Sir David Attenborough presents Climate Change – The Facts Sir David Attenborough is returning to BBC One presenting a documentary called Climate Change – The Facts.
In the programme, the renowned naturalist will examine “the science of climate change and the potential solutions to this global threat”.
Viewers can watch Climate Change – The Facts on BBC iPlayer
18 Apr 2019

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13-Year-Old Girl Is Missing From Catonsville: Police | Patch

police & fire Shared from Catonsville, MD 13- Have you seen Tanika Bradley? She disappeared from Route 40 in Catonsville, according to officials. By Elizabeth Janney, Patch Staff | Apr 16, 2019 3:05 pm ET | Updated Apr 17, 2019 12:24 am Police said Tanika Bradley, 13, was last seen on April 15. (Baltimore County Police Department) CATONSVILLE, MD — A teen is missing in the Catonsville area, and the Baltimore County Police Department has asked for help locating her. Authorities said she may be going to Hagerstown.
Tanika Bradley, 13, was last seen around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, according to police. She was at a gas station in the 5900 block of Baltimore National Pike, authorities said.
When Bradley disappeared, she was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans that had holes in them, officials reported.
She is from the Hagerstown area and may be headed there, police said.
Anyone with information about Tanika Bradley is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.
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