Daily Archives: October 25, 2012

Jeffrey Sachs on future sustainability

Published on Sep 11, 2012 by stockholmresilience

See: Further sources on resilience.

Seminar with seminar on 4 September 2012, Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute.
See: https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/seminar-with-jeffrey-sachs-stockholm-resilience-centre/

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
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV
EE Film Festival
EJ Film Festival
Climate Film Festival
Food Film Festival

Resilience Science – Navigating the surprises of the anthropocene

http://rs.resalliance.org/

The Resilience Science weblog is operated by Garry Peterson, a professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University in Sweden. It was started in early 2005 by Garry Peterson and Marco Janssen as an experiment to communicate recent work by and of interest to those interested in resilience in social ecological systems.

Currently its contributors are members of Resilience Alliance (RA), a research network of scientists and practitioners from many disciplines who collaborate to explore the dynamics of social-ecological systems. Key RA concepts include resilience, the adaptive cycle, and panarchy. The RA works to develop a practical theoretical foundation for a sustainable civilization.

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
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Playing God – By Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/22/playing_god
Playing God


With efforts to halt climate change on life support, scientists are looking at some radical options to save our planet. But could the cure be worse than the disease? …(more).
BY GERNOT WAGNER , MARTIN L. WEITZMAN | OCTOBER 24, 2012

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

Conversations with History: Energy Security and the Remaking of the Modern World with Daniel Yergin

Published on Dec 1, 2011 by UCtelevision

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Daniel Yergin for a discussion of his new book, “The Quest.” Tracing his intellectual odyssey, Yergin reflects on the challenges of writing a comprehensive account of energy, and he highlights the importance of storytelling in crafting a powerful narrative. He then analyzes the role of creativity, technology, markets, and geopolitics in shaping the unfolding story of energy. The conversation moves on to three important questions: whether there will be enough energy to meet the world’s demands, whether the security of the energy system will be insured, and what will be the future mix of energy sources. Series: “Conversations with History” [12/2011] [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 23053]

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

We will commit mass suicide if evicted from our homeland, Guarani-Kaiowa say

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/10/24/268411/homeland-or-mass-suicide-brazil-tribe-says/
About 170 members of the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowa tribe in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul have threatened to commit mass suicide if they are evicted from their agricultural farm, Press TV reports.

This week, a Brazilian court ordered members of the indigenous tribe to vacate the Cambar’s farm immediately, but some 100 adults and 70 children said they would kill themselves en masse before leaving the farm, a Press TV correspondent in Brazil reported on Tuesday……(more).

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

The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights

Uploaded by UCtelevision on Feb 7, 2008

Robert D. Bullard has been described as the nation’s leading authority on race and the environment. In this presentation from UC Santa Barbara, Bullard takes a look at the connection between human rights and the politics of pollution. Series: Voices [8/2006] [Public Affairs] [Show ID:
11878]

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

The Great Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Lester-brown-beyond-fossil

The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy
Lester R. Brown
Earth Policy Release
Plan B Update
October 25, 2012
The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced with an economy powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The Earth’s renewable energy resources are vast and available to be tapped through visionary initiatives. Our civilization needs to embrace renewable energy on a scale and at a pace we’ve never seen before…..(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
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV