Monthly Archives: October 2012

Blood and Oil – A Declaration of Dependence

Uploaded by ChallengingMedia on Apr 22, 2008

http://www.bloodandoilmovie.com
Featuring the author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet; Blood and Oil; and Resource Wars.
“Of course it’s about oil, we can’t really deny that.”
Fmr. CENTCOM Commander General John Abizaid
Synopsis:
The notion that oil motivates America’s military engagements in the Middle East is often disregarded as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. Blood and Oil, a new documentary based on the critically-acclaimed work of Nation magazine defense correspondent Michael T. Klare, challenges this conventional wisdom to correct the historical record. The film unearths declassified documents and highlights forgotten passages in prominent presidential doctrines to show how concerns about oil have been at the core of American foreign policy for more than 60 years — rendering our contemporary energy and military policies virtually indistinguishable. In the end, Blood and Oil calls for a radical re-thinking of US energy policy, warning that unless we change direction, we stand to be drawn into one oil war after another as the global hunt for diminishing world petroleum supplies accelerates.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Blood and Oil – Trailer – Featuring Michael Klare

Uploaded by ChallengingMedia on Sep 27, 2007

http://www.bloodandoilmovie.com

Now Available on DVD

Featuring the author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet; Blood and Oil; and Resource Wars.

“Of course it’s about oil, we can’t really deny that.”
Fmr. CENTCOM Commander General John Abizaid

Synopsis:
The notion that oil motivates America’s military engagements in the Middle East is often disregarded as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. Blood and Oil, a new documentary based on the critically-acclaimed work of Nation magazine defense correspondent Michael T. Klare, challenges this conventional wisdom to correct the historical record. The film unearths declassified documents and highlights forgotten passages in prominent presidential doctrines to show how concerns about oil have been at the core of American foreign policy for more than 60 years — rendering our contemporary energy and military policies virtually indistinguishable. In the end, Blood and Oil calls for a radical re-thinking of US energy policy, warning that unless we change direction, we stand to be drawn into one oil war after another as the global hunt for diminishing world petroleum supplies accelerates.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

When the oil runs out

Uploaded by John Gerber on Jan 18, 2009

A video for the UMass Sustainable Living class on peak oil.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: Aerial video of devastation in New York, New Jersey


Published on Oct 31, 2012 by RTAmerica
Aerial footage filmed on Tuesday shows the aftermath of a huge fire in the Breezy Point neighbourhood of Queens, which destroyed 80 to 100 houses. Meanwhile, Lower Manhattan still has residual flooding from superstorm Sandy, although much of the water has receded from around Battery Park City. Across the Hudson River from Manhattan, large areas of Hoboken, New Jersey, remained under water – UPDATES & TIMELINE http://on.rt.com/na4l8i

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

BBC News – Sandy: Haiti fears food shortages after hurricane

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20151178
31 October 2012 Last updated at 10:11 ET
Sandy: Haiti fears food shortages after hurricane
Fears are growing of food shortages in Haiti, after the strong winds and heavy rain of Hurricane Sandy caused extensive crop damage.
Aid workers and officials are also warning that flooding could lead to a sharp rise in cholera cases.
Sandy is blamed for some 70 deaths in the Caribbean. Of these more than 50 were in Haiti….(more).

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

How Obama, Romney Differ On FEMA

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2012/10/31/romney-obama-fema
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
How Obama, Romney Differ On FEMA
Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney spent Tuesday dodging reporters’ questions on whether he would eliminate the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and send the money back to the states to manage disaster response.
In a June 2011 Republican primary debate (see transcript below), Romney suggested that disaster relief would be better handled by the states, or even the private sector…..(more).

Cambridge Climate Research Associates
http://Climate-Research.Com http://Climate-Research.TV
Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Romney on FEMA Government Spending

Uploaded by terumuer on Sep 21, 2011

CNN/New Hampshire GOP Debate, June 13, 2011

see: Critique:

Cambridge Climate Research Associates
http://Climate-Research.Com http://Climate-Research.TV
Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Climate Change, Hurricanes and the Fate of America’s Coastal Cities

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/30/climate_change_hurricanes_and_the_fate
Climate author and activists Mike Tidwell argues “we are all New Orleanians up and down the East Coast,” as he relates the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy to the experience of those in the past of similar storms that hit the Gulf Coast. “The fingerprints of climate change are all over this storm” and others, says Tidwell as he joins us from Takoma, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., where the federal government has shut down and life has come to a complete stop as the nation’s capital faces power outages and flooding related to Superstorm Sandy. Tidwell is director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and author of “The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America’s Coastal Cities.” [includes rush transcript]…..(more).

Cambridge Climate Research Associates
http://Climate-Research.Com http://Climate-Research.TV
Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Manufacturing Corporate Friendly State Legislation

Published on Oct 28, 2012 by TheRealNews

Steve Horn: ALEC is only one of several right wing organizations that write model big business friendly laws for state legislatures across the country

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Easy Ways to Steal an Election

Published on Oct 30, 2012 by TheRealNews

Greg Palast, author of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps reveals vote stealing methodology

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120