Daily Archives: December 3, 2012

BBC News – Carbon emissions are ‘too high’ to curb climate change

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20556703
2 December 2012 Last updated at 13:00 ET
By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News

The concentration of CO2 is continue to rise, despite global efforts to curb future increases

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It is increasingly unlikely that global warming will be kept below an increase of 2C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels, a study suggests.

Data show that global CO2 emissions in 2012 hit 35.6bn tonnes, a 2.6% increase from 2011 and 58% above 1990 levels.

The researchers say that emissions are the largest contributor to future climate change and a strong indicator of potential future warming.

The findings have been published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Meanwhile, the data has been published in the journal Earth System Science Data Discussions.

Many low-lying nations have used the UN conference, which is currently under way in Doha, to call for a threshold temperature rise less than 2C, arguing that even a 2C rise will jeopardise their future.

“These latest figures come amidst climate talks in Doha, but with emissions continuing to grow, it’s as if no-one is listening to the scientific community,” said Corinne Le Quere, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia. .…(more).

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BBC News – UN internet regulation treaty talks begin in Dubai

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20575844
2 December 2012 Last updated at 20:43 ET
By Leo Kelion Technology reporter

The ITU’s Dr Toure says his organisation does not need to take over “governance” of the internet
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A UN agency is trying to calm fears that the internet could be damaged by a conference it is hosting.

Government regulators from 193 countries are in Dubai to revise a wide-ranging communications treaty.

Google has warned the event threatened the “open internet”, while the EU said the current system worked, adding: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

But the agency said action was needed to ensure investment in infrastructure to help more people access the net.

“The brutal truth is that the internet remains largely [the] rich world’s privilege, ” said Dr Hamadoun Toure, secretary-general of the UN’s International Telecommunications Union, ahead of the meeting.

“ITU wants to change that.”    … (more).

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Food That Kills – Full Documentary

Uploaded by DianeDi on Oct 22, 2011

Presented by: Dr. Michael Klaper – 1993

Official Website for Dr. Michael Klaper
http://doctorklaper.com/plant-only-medicine-man.html

Forks Over Knives
http://www.forksoverknives.com/
See the full documentary FREE online – http://www.documentaryjungle.com/2012/03/forks-over-knives.html

A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms

Make Yourself Heart Attack Proof

Explore the consequences of a meat (animal based) diet. Are we really designed to be omnivores OR does a plant based diet suit us best?
*** Herbivore vs. Carnivore – You be the judge ! ***
http://www.bizarro.com/videos/mov/VeganVideoWeb.mov

Great websites for helping you transfer from a meat based to a plant based diet.

THE SLOW POISONING OF YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN
How science and medicine have betrayed you
http://www.foodkills.org/

Dr. John McDougall
http://www.drmcdougall.com/

VegSource
http://www.vegsource.com/

NOT Milk
http://www.notmilk.com/

The Most Comprehensive Listing of Country Health Profiles and World Health Rankings for all leading Causes of Death ever assembled in one place.
http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-health-rankings

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

The Ecology of Food

Uploaded by UCBerkeley on Oct 5, 2011

Jack Sinclair, Executive Vice President of Grocery Merchandise, Wal-Mart Jib Ellison, CEO, Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting Merchandise, Wal-Mart In conversation with Author an Journalist Michael Pollan

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Edible Education: Corporations and the Food Movement

Uploaded by UCBerkeley on Oct 5, 2011

Jack Sinclair, Executive Vice President of Grocery Merchandise, Wal-Mart Jib Ellison, CEO, Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting Merchandise, Wal-Mart In conversation with Author an Journalist Michael Pollan

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Fast Food World: The Global Food Chain

Uploaded by UCtelevision on Jan 31, 2008

Journalists Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser and Vandava Shiva join Slow Food International’s founder Carlo Petrini for an assessment of the impact of globalization on food production and consumption in this special event sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Series: “UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism presents” [3/2004] [Public Affairs] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 8472]

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
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Conversations With History: The Politics of Food

Uploaded by UCtelevision on Feb 19, 2009

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Michael Pollan for a discussion of the agricultural industrial complex that dominates consumer choices about what to eat. He explores the origins, evolution and consequences of this system for the nations health and environment. He highlights the role of science, journalism, and politics in the development of a diet that emphasizes nutrition over food. Pollan also sketches a reform agenda and speculates on how a movement might change Americas eating habits. He also talks about science writing, the rewards of gardening, and how students might prepare for the future. Series: Conversations with History [2/2009] [Public Affairs] [Agriculture] [Show ID:
15882]

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
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In Defense of Food with Michael Pollan

Uploaded by UCtelevision on May 16, 2008

“Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These words to live by from the award-winning author Michael Pollan resonate at the heart of his newest work, “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.” He considers what science does and does not know about diet and health, proposing a new way of thinking about food that is informed by ecology and tradition. Pollan is Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Series: Voices [5/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 14209]

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

What to Eat: Sensible Choices in an Era of Food Confusion

Uploaded by UCtelevision on Jan 31, 2008

Proper nutrition is on all of our minds, but how do we make smart choices in today’s world of savvy marketing? Join us for this eye-opening lecture from one of the leading author’s on how the food industry influences our nutrition and health. Marion Nestle, Ph.D., is an author and professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University. Series: “UCSD Moores Cancer Center Presents” [4/2007] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 12125]

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

The New Food Wars: Globalization GMOs and Biofuels

Uploaded by UCtelevision on Jul 3, 2008

Across the world, food riots are taking place. Scientist and activist Vandana Shiva explores whether the future will be one of food wars or food peace. She argues that the creation of food peace demands a major shift in the way food is produced and distributed, and the way in which we manage and use the soil, water and biodiversity, which makes food production possible. 17th Annual Margolis lecture at UC Irvine. [7/2008] [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 14509]

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV