Daily Archives: December 6, 2012

DOOMSDAY PREPPERS

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC66GiE0PhuX9hVhilux0BL5qK39qgc0z

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

Doomsday Preppers – Season 2 Episode 2

Published on Nov 10, 2012

Am I Nuts or Are You Doomsday Preppers – Season 2 Episode 2 –

In the second episode of the season, we meet another eclectic group of preppers, all of whom are taking extreme measures to ready themselves for the end of the world. We profile Jason Beacham, a fifteen-year-old boy from a small town in Missouri who has been prepping since age eleven. Jason fears anarchy following economic collapse and is using his money to stock up on weapons and food. Big Al is a musician based in Nashville, Tennessee, who has a secret bug-out location in the mountains of the west. He fears a nuclear attack from Russia and has built an underground bunker that will protect him from nuclear fallout. Braxton Southwick is a former professional racer who lives with his wife and their six children in a suburb outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He is prepping for a biological terrorist attack

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

Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of

http://truth-out.org/news/item/13136-bayou-frack-out-the-massive-oil-and-gas-disaster-youve-never-heard-of
Thursday, 06 December 2012 10:21 By Mike Ludwig, Truthout |

The picturesque bayous in Assumption Parish are now contaminated with natural gas. (Photo: Jeff Dubinsky / Louisiana Environmental Action Network)For residents in Assumption Parish, the boiling, gas-belching bayou, with its expanding toxic sinkhole and quaking earth is no longer a mystery; but there is little comfort in knowing the source of the little-known event that has forced them out of their homes.

Located about 45 miles south of Baton Rouge, Assumption Parish carries all the charms and curses of southern Louisiana. Networks of bayous, dotted with trees heavy with Spanish moss, connect with the Mississippi River as it slowly ambles toward the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen and farmers make their homes there, and so does the oil and gas industry, which has woven its own network of wells, pipelines and processing facilities across the lowland landscape.

The first sign of the oncoming disaster was the mysterious appearance of bubbles in the bayous in the spring of 2012. For months the residents of a rural community in Assumption Parish wondered why the waters seemed to be in certain spots as they navigated the bayous in their fishing boats.

Then came the earthquakes. The quakes were relatively small, but some residents reported that their houses shifted in position, and the tremors shook a community already desperate for answers. State officials launched an investigation into the earthquakes and bubbling bayous in response to public outcry, but the officials figured the bubbles were caused by a single source of natural gas, such as a pipeline leak. They were wrong. ….(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

A New Wave Of Campus Activism: Fossil Fuel Divestment | Radio Boston

http://radioboston.wbur.org/2012/12/05/fossil-fuel-divestment
December 5, 2012

 

Members of Divest Harvard. From left to right: Oliver Kerr, Harold Eyster and Murtaza Nek. (Courtesy of Divest Harvard)

College campus activism came alive in the 1960s to oppose the Vietnam War. It happened again in the 1980s, with a divestment campaign aimed at ending apartheid in South Africa.

A new generation of college activists is mobilizing to stop climate change. Their tactic is to demand that university endowment funds shed their coal, oil and gas stocks.

Students at dozens of universities around the country, including Harvard, are making the demand: Divest from fossil fuel companies that they say are recklessly contributing to global warming. Two small schools — Unity College in Maine and Hampshire College in Massachusetts — have agreed to shed their fossil fuel stocks. But will the movement grow?

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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
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us

NYC Rats: Stronger Than Sandy – Businessweek

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-30/nyc-rats-stronger-than-sandy

 

Photograph by Andrea Fremiotti

Hurricane Sandy

Posted by: Caroline Winter on October 30, 2012

Unprecedented flooding throughout low-lying portions of New York City over the past two days undoubtedly left hundreds—if not thousands—of rats scrambling for their dear lives. According to experts, most of them likely survived. “They’re a jack of all trades when it comes to locomotion,” says Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y. “They can’t sprint, but they run well; they’re not Michael Phelps, but they’re strong swimmers; and even though they don’t have prehensile tails, they climb well. They do it all.”    ….(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
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Why Its Not Possible to Solve Climate Change Without China


ploaded by UCtelevision on Jun 11, 2009

Among the most pressing issues China and the US face is global warming. Orville Schell, a journalist, author and one of the nations top China experts argues that these two countries are the key to solving the climate problem. Schell is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeleys Graduate School of Journalism and is now the director of the Asia Societys newly established Center on U.S.-China Relations. [6/2009] [Public
Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 16416]

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
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Revelle Centennial: Climate Change and Scientists

Uploaded by UCtelevision on May 21, 2009

Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences outlines the challenges of climate change and the roles that science and scientists must play in meeting them. Series: Roger Revelle Centennial Symposium [5/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 16408]

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
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Climate Change: Human Causes and Responses

Published on Feb 16, 2012 by UCtelevision

Ralph Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council. His research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy at the highest levels nationally and internationally. Series: “The UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Series” [3/2012] [Education] [Show ID: 22899]

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
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Climate Change 2012 by Peter Sinclair

Published on Apr 19, 2012 by newculture

Fantastic TED style talk by Peter Sinclair on climate change at the International Conference on Sustainability, Transition and Culture Change: Vision – Action – Leadership organized by Local Future non-profit and directed by Aaron Wissner.

http://sustainabilityconference.org

Sinclair’s playlist of videos on climate change and addressing misconceptions are all available at:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=029130BFDC78FA33

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
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Rising Food Prices – Nearly One Billion Go to Bed Hungry

Uploaded by WorldBank on Apr 5, 2011

Put Food First – Every day nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry. Rising and volatile food prices are causing pain and suffering for poor people around the world, driving 44 million people into extreme poverty in recent months. We need to find solutions to ensure everyone has enough nutritious food now and in the years to come.

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
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV