Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot
Container City: Shipping containers, indispensable tool of the globalized consumer economy, reflect the skyline in Singapore, one of the world’s busiest ports.
Rachel Maddow tells Salon that she is rooting for newly hired “Fox and Friends” weekend anchor Tucker Carlson — the man who helped bring her on board at MSNBC.
In a recent New Republic cover story on the liberal-leaning cable news network, Rebecca Dana wrote: “In 2005, Tucker Carlson’s team brought Rachel Maddow into the network based on a tape her agent sent them. Maddow wasn’t Griffin’s style—she didn’t look like a Fox blonde—but Carlson insisted that she stay on, and Maddow quickly proved herself to be erudite and winning on-air.”
Surprising, considering that Carlson is now the editor in chief of the conservative Daily Caller and seems like a natural fit at “Fox and Friends.” But, Maddow told Salon via email, there’s truth to it:
Lots of people did right by me on my way to getting this sweet gig: Lizz Winstead and Shelley Lewis hired me at Air America Radio, Pat Buchanan told MSNBC “I like that liberal gal!” after my earliest TV appearances and that really helped me get subsequent appearances, [booker] Betsy Goldman bent over backwards to make sure I was in the auditions when Tucker Carlson’s show was casting for a panel, Tucker and Bill Wolff (Tucker’s EP then and my EP now) hired me for that panel, Keith Olbermann asked me to guest host Countdown and advocated in forceful terms for me to get my own show, and of course Phil Griffin believed in me, got me lots of airtime, gave me those guest-hosting gigs, and then finally made the decision to give me the host chair at 9PM. I’m grateful to all of them. Tucker and I agree on just about nothing, but he has always been kind to me, and a fun person to fight with. I wish him all the best.
Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_More Daniel D'Addario.
Man Covering His Mouth: A shepherd by the Yellow River cannot stand the smell, Inner Mongolia, China
Angry Crowd: People jostle for food relief distribution following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
“Black Friday” Shoppers: Aggressive bargain hunters push through the front doors of the Boise Towne Square mall as they are opened at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2007, Boise, Idaho, USA
Suburban Sprawl: aerial view of landscape outside Miami, Florida, shows 13 golf courses amongst track homes on the edge of the Everglades.
Toxic Landscape: Aerial view of the tar sands region, where mining operations and tailings ponds are so vast they can be seen from outer space; Alberta, Canada
Ice Waterfall: In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, ice is retreating. Melting water on icecap, North East Land, Svalbard, Norway
Satellite Dishes: The rooftops of Aleppo, Syria, one of the world’s oldest cities, are covered with satellite dishes, linking residents to a globalized consumer culture.
Child Brides: Tahani, 8, is seen with her husband Majed, 27, and her former classmate Ghada, 8, and her husband in Hajjah, Yemen, July 26, 2010.
Megalopolis: Shanghai, China, a sprawling megacity of 24 Million
Big Hole: The Mir Mine in Russia is the world’s largest diamond mine.
Clear-cut: Industrial forestry degrading public lands, Willamette National Forest, Oregon
Computer Dump: Massive quantities of waste from obsolete computers and other electronics are typically shipped to the developing world for sorting and/or disposal. Photo from Accra, Ghana.
Oil Spill Fire: Aerial view of an oil fire following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Gulf of Mexico
Airplane Contrails: Globalized transportation networks, especially commercial aviation, are a major contributor of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo of contrails in the west London sky over the River Thames, London, England.
Fire: More frequent and more intense wildfires (such as this one in Colorado, USA) are another consequence of a warming planet.