Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

Extreme Weather Grows in Frequency and Intensity Around World

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/science/earth/extreme-weather-grows-in-frequency-and-intensity-around-world.html

Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Snow blanketed Jerusalem on Thursday, an example of weather extremes that are growing more frequent and intense. More Photos »

By SARAH LYALL
Published: January 10, 2013 268 Comments

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RUSSIA In Siberia, a man braved temperatures of 47 degrees below zero last month. More Photos »

Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so freezing — minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting — that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk.

Bush fires are raging across Australia, fueled by a record-shattering heat wave. Pakistan was inundated by unexpected flooding in September. A vicious storm bringing rain, snow and floods just struck the Middle East. And in the United States, scientists confirmed this week what people could have figured out simply by going outside: last year was the hottest since records began.

“Each year we have extreme weather, but it’s unusual to have so many extreme events around the world at once,” said Omar Baddour, chief of the data management applications division at the World Meteorological Organization, in Geneva. “The heat wave in Australia; the flooding in the U.K., and most recently the flooding and extensive snowstorm in the Middle East — it’s already a big year in terms of extreme weather calamity.”   …(more).

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Meeting Tomorrow’s Food Needs

http://www.linktv.org/video/8443/meeting-tomorrows-food-needs
Meeting Tomorrow’s Food Needs

(Earth Focus: Episode 48) Growing food in cities.

Entrepreneur and filmmaker Ian Cheney on why truck farms are catching on in New York. In Sweden, Plantagon, a leader in vertical urban agriculture, plans to feed tomorrow’s mega cities with skyscraper farms. And with more droughts and water shortages likely, scientists at Penn State University are finding new ways to help plants adapt to tough conditions.

Published on Dec 12, 2012

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Henry Wallace’s Warning – World In Review · December 22, 2011


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Uploaded on Dec 22, 2011

Henry Wallace warned in 1944: “We must never allow ourselves to be put in a position which is antagonistic to Russia and Asia… so that we may have peace for our children and not a succession of bloody wars. I have every reason to believe that Russia is the natural friend of the Americas.”

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Henry Wallace Speech (1942)


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Uploaded on Sep 22, 2011

Vice President Henry A. Wallace talks about U.S. involvement in World War II.

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WHEN THE AMERICAN VP WAS PROGRESSIVE


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Uploaded on Jul 9, 2010

Scott Wallace: Henry A. Wallace was for the ‘common man’ and against the cold war

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Untold History: The Rise and Fall of a Progressive Vice-President of the USA


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Published on Dec 21, 2012

Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the “Untold History of the United States”, discusses the ’44 Democratic Convention coup that dumped VP Henry A. Wallace, the man who as President would have opposed the cold war

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

Indigenous Peoples in Canada Launch Blockades and Actions in Support of Chief’s Hunger Strike


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Published on Jan 3, 2013

Hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence against new government legislation and long term denial of indigenous rights sparks nation wide movement

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

Neoliberalizing Nature and Privatizing the Air


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Published on Jan 6, 2013

Patrick Bond: In 2013 bankers will increase their efforts to make money out of the climate crisis and put a dollar value on everything

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

Untold History: The Coup Against Wallace and What Might Have Been


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Published on Jan 11, 2013

Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of the United States): A Wallace Presidency might have prevented the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan and prevented the Cold War

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

Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water by Winona LaDuke — YES! Magaz ine

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/first-nations-movement-is-best-chance-for-clean-land-water

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