Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

‘Quest’ author Yergin: World not running out of oil

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Sept. 27 – Daniel Yergin talks about his new book, “The Quest,” and debunks the notion of peak oil, calls fracking a “breakthrough innovation” and says energy independence is not a realistic goal for the U.S.

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Low-Income Residents of NYC’s Lower East Side Struggle in Storm’s Aftermath

Published on Nov 1, 2012 by freespeechtv

Low-Income Residents of NYC’s Lower East Side Struggle in Storm’s Aftermath

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A Crisis Foretold- Studies Warned New York Infrastructure Critically Threatened by Climate Change


Published on Nov 1, 2012 by freespeechtv
A Crisis Foretold- Studies Warned New York Infrastructure Critically Threatened by Climate Change

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As Sandy Recovery Begins, Romney Draws Scrutiny for Campaign Vow to Gut FEMA

Published on Oct 31, 2012 by freespeechtv

As Sandy Recovery Begins, Romney Draws Scrutiny for Campaign Vow to Gut FEMA

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Corporate Media Breaks Climate Silence, Following Undeniable Sandy Superstorm | Common Dreams

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/11/01-6
Published on Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Common Dreams
Corporate Media Breaks Climate Silence, Following Undeniable Sandy Superstorm
‘Its global warming, stupid’
– Common Dreams staff
As many have now observed, part of the new reality in Sandy’s aftermath—whether too slowly, reluctantly or imperfectly—is that many mainstream media outlets, once decidedly resigned to avoid the scientific consensus, are now asking significant questions about the role of human-induced global warming and the impact of climate change and extreme weather.
The most striking example of corporate media’s climate change epiphanies, perhaps, is Thursday’s Bloomberg Business week cover, which boasts: “It’s Global Warming, Stupid.”
Though the “climate connection to extreme weather was conspicuously absent” from most major coverage in the lead-up and during the storm, Stephen Lacey at ClimateProgress documents how, starting Tuesday afternoon, “there was an increase in climate-related stories, with extensive segments appearing on Al Jazeera, Current TV, MSNBC, and NBC.” Even Fox News, he notes, has gotten in on the act…..(more).

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A Grim Warning from Science by Bill McKibben

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/nov/01/hurricane-sandy-warning-science/
A Grim Warning from Science
Bill McKibben
1 November 2012
One of the things that makes Sandy different from Katrina is that it’s a relatively clean story. The lessons of Katrina were numerous and painful—they had to do with race, with class, with the willful incompetence of a government that had put a professional Arabian horse fancier in charge of its rescue efforts.
Sandy, by contrast, has been pretty straightforward. It’s hit rich, poor, and middle class Americans with nearly equal power, though of course the affluent always have it easier in the aftermath of tragedy. Government officials prepared forthrightly for its arrival, and have refrained from paralysis and bickering in its wake. Which allows us to concentrate on the only really useful message it might deliver: that we live in a changed world, where we need both to adapt to the changes, and to prevent further changes so great that adaptation will be impossible…..(more).

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Beyond Nuclear – Home – Hurricane “Sandy” sends another warning on unreliable nuclear power in a climate changing world

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2012/11/1/hurricane-sandy-sends-another-warning-on-unreliable-nuclear.html
Hurricane “Sandy” sends another warning on unreliable nuclear power in a climate changing world
Hurricane Sandy held more lessons and sent a clear warning to humankind on the consequences of climate change and nuclear power in a post-Fukushima world. Climate change was largely responsible for making Sandy one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history. The “Frankenstorm” swamped much of the Eastern Seaboard in storm surge and flood water with devastating results for New Jersey and New York. And it reiterated the dire need for prompt action to place the interests of the public’s health and safety ahead of those of an inherently dangerous and polluting nuclear power industry….(more).

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FOCUS | Sandy Forces Climate Change on US Election

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/14300-focus-sandy-forces-climate-change-on-us-election
Sandy Forces Climate Change on US Election
By Bill McKibben, Guardian UK
1 Novermber 2012
Such is Big Energy’s hold on DC, neither Obama nor Romney talk about climate change. But Americans are joining the dot
ere’s a sentence I wish I hadn’t written – it rolled out of my Macbook in May, part of an article for Rolling Stone that quickly went viral:
“Say something so big finally happens (a giant hurricane swamps Manhattan, a megadrought wipes out Midwest agriculture) that even the political power of the industry is inadequate to restrain legislators, who manage to regulate carbon.”
I wish I hadn’t written it because the first half gives me entirely undeserved credit for prescience: I had no idea both would, in fact, happen in the next six months. And I wish I hadn’t written it because now that my bluff’s been called, I’m doubting that even Sandy, the largest storm ever, will be enough to make our political class serious about climate change…..(more).

See also: McKibben To Romney: ‘Please Explain Again Why Slowing The Rise Of The Oceans Is Such A Silly Plan?’

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Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats

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http://www.wbur.org/npr/164038890/sandy-leaves-long-list-of-health-threats
Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats
Rob Stein November 1, 2012
Public health officials are warning that people in areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy face many risks in the aftermath and are urging people to protect themselves from health threats in the water, air and even their refrigerators.
As millions of people try to put their lives back together, the most obvious threat is the floodwaters themselves. In many places, the water could be a toxic stew.
“Floodwaters potentially could contain mixtures of a variety of chemicals such as pesticides, paint, gasoline, you know other things for example that you might store in your garage or your basement that might actually get all flooded out,” says Tina Tan, the state epidemiologist for the New Jersey Department of Health….(more).

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PRICELE$$ Documentary | It Can Cost Millions to Run for Congress

Uploaded by on Apr 21, 2011
Produced and Directed by Steve Cowan
Examines the growing cost of federal elections, the impact of political campaign fundraising on members of Congress and policymaking, and the citizen movement to limit the “undue influence” of special interest campaign donors.

http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/pless.html

Alternatively see: http://vimeo.com/13717101

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PRICELE$$, a new documentary, is a filmmaker’s personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government’s most basic policies, like food and energy, so out-of-date . . . and can anything be done about it? Sharing the suspicion of fellow-citizens, including a class of young civics students, that campaign money is involved, the filmmakers set out on a spellbinding — and at times hilarious — ride from rural America to the halls of Congress to find out more, because democracy is a precious resource. In fact, it’s PRICELE$$

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