Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

Climate Change and Human Rights: Inuit Perspectives


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Uploaded on Feb 7, 2008

For the Inuit, climate change is an issue of cultural survival. Join Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), an organization representing the Inuit across the Arctic, as she explores the effects of climate change on her Arctic home.

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100 Alaskan Villages At Risk From Climate Change


RealClimateNews

Uploaded on Aug 27, 2009

See the impact melting ice has on the Eskimo communities , the flooding caused and impact on their way of life.

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Global Warming Threatens Shishmaref


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Uploaded on Feb 26, 2009

In this video segment adapted from Spanner Films, learn about how global warming and changing sea ice conditions affect the Alaska Native village of Shishmaref. Hear firsthand accounts about how climate change has altered the condition, extent, and freeze-up of sea ice. Understand how the local subsistence way of life relies on the presence of sea ice. Learn about how houses were relocated after a strong storm in 1997 and how erosion continues to threaten the village.

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The Last Days of Shishmaref


AFIFEST

Uploaded on Nov 3, 2008

AFI Film Fest 2008
Presented by Audi USA
DIR Jan Louter PROD Juul Kappelhof
For residents of a small inupiaq village, global warming is no abstract concept: their island is disappearing beneath rising waters. this documentary follows three families wrestling with an enormous dilemma: where should the people, whose lives are interwoven with their land, pick up and move their village?

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Political Benefits Pro-Climate Stand 2013

http://climatechangecommunication.org/sites/default/files/reports/Political-Benefits-Pro-Climate-Stand-2013.pdf

The Political Benefits to Taking a Pro-Climate Stand in 2013
Emily Vraga, Connie Roser-Renouf, Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward Maibach

This brief report examines findings from our previously released September 2012 nationwide Climate Change in the American Mind survey and previous research to answer the question: Do political leaders stand to benefit, or not, from talking about and supporting action to address global warming? In short, we found:

• Concern about the effects of global warming is high across political groups, with majorities of Democrats and Independents expressing concern about global warming and its potential harm for themselves and future generations.
• Across party lines, there is support for taking action to reduce global warming, with pluralities of all groups favoring medium-­‐scale efforts. Even among Republicans, a sizeable majority support making some effort to address global warming.
• Independents more closely resemble Democrats in their attitudes and beliefs about global warming, and like Democrats, most support efforts to address global warming. Thus, the issue of global warming is an opportunity to connect with most Independents. ….. (more).

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AAAS Global Climate-Change Video


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Uploaded on Mar 22, 2007

http://www.aaas.org/climate
Residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, and experts like John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change.

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The Last Days of Shishmaref


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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2008

Regie: Jan Louter

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Mark Lynas » Lecture to Oxford Farming Conference, 3 January 2013



http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxford-farming-conference-3-january-2013/

I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid 1990s, and that I thereby assisted in demonising an important technological option which can be used to benefit the environment.

As an environmentalist, and someone who believes that everyone in this world has a right to a healthy and nutritious diet of their choosing, I could not have chosen a more counter-productive path. I now regret it completely.

So I guess you’ll be wondering – what happened between 1995 and now that made me not only change my mind but come here and admit it? Well, the answer is fairly simple: I discovered science, and in the process I hope I became a better environmentalist. ….. (more).

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Remarks at the White House – James Hansen

http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2013/20130115_RemarksAtWhiteHouse.pdf

Climate-Moral-Issue
Remarks at the White House1
15 January 2013
James Hansen
http://www.interfaithactiononclimatechange.org/

Let us return for a moment to election night 2008. As I sat in our farm house in Pennsylvania, watching Barack Obama’s victory speech, I turned my head aside so my wife would not see the tears in my eyes. I suspect that millions cried. It was a great day for America.

We had great hopes for our new President. It is appropriate, it is right, in a period honoring Martin Luther King, to recall the hopes and dreams of that evening, and the hopes and dreams that we…will…never – give up.
We have a dream – that our President will understand the intergenerational injustice of human-made climate change – that he will recognize our duty to be caretakers of creation, of the land, of the life on our planet – and that he will give these matters the priority that our young people deserve.

We have a dream – that our President will understand the commonality of solutions for energy security, national security and climate stability – and that he will exercise hands-on leadership, taking the matter to the public, avoiding backroom crippling deals with special interests.

We have a dream – that the President will stand as firm as Abraham Lincoln when he faced the great moral issue of slavery – and, like Franklin Roosevelt or Winston Churchill, he will speak with the public, enlisting their support and reassuring them.

It is not easy to find an Abraham Lincoln or a Winston Churchill. But we are here today looking to find that in you, Mr. President. And until you summon it within yourself, let me assure you that we will return, and our numbers will grow.

Mr. President, we will be here until the promise of a safe world for our children and grandchildren, and your children and grand children – is not a dream. We will be here until we are assured that the history books will rightfully record – that you were the person we were looking for – the person who turned these dreams…into reality. (more)

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