National Geographic
National Geographic 13 Oct 2020

Everest Glaciology - Truth is in the Ice

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As part of the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, a team of scientists and Sherpa guides sets out to collect information about glacial change in the Himalayas. By extracting ice cores from the highest glacier in the world, the team has begun to uncover details about climate change that have - until now - been hidden in this hard-to-reach ice. The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Learn more at www.natgeo.org


Every ballot initiative involving the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana passed in the 2020 election. The Democratic-controlled House also passed the MORE Act in early December, which would legalize marijuana at the federal level and implement sweeping regulations surrounding the drug. These developments reveal something important about the shift in the marijuana debate: Marijuana may be one of the truly bipartisan issues in the U.S. right now.

0:00 - Introduction
2:23 - History of marijuana in the U.S.
6:37 - State vs federal law disconnect
11:26 - The future of legalization
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the federal government is in the process of assembling all the necessary requirements for Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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