Daily Archives: February 9, 2013

Fault Lines – For Sale: The American Dream

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Published on Sep 4, 2012

The US’ housing bubble burst nearly six years ago, but the worst may be yet to come.

After a landmark settlement, the major banks have lifted a freeze on foreclosures and government relief has been too small to make a difference.

Public housing budgets have been slashed, leaving larger numbers of people with no place to call home.

The line between home ownership and homelessness is growing ever more blurry, but neither President Barack Obama nor Governor Mitt Romney have made housing a major campaign issue.

Meanwhile, popular anger is rising over the perceived impunity of the banks and some have found innovative ways of fighting back in an age of austerity.

Fault Lines travels to Chicago and California to see how people at the frontlines of the crisis are confronting the collapse of the American dream.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Al Gore Talks Climate Change | The Harvard Crimson

Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore ‘69, speaks at Memorial Church Wednesday night for The Paul R. Epstein Memorial Lecture. The talk was sponsored by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/2/7/al-gore-climate-change/
By Fatima Mirza and Rachel J. Sapire, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS

Parul Agarwal

Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore ’69 praised recent efforts of Harvard students involved in environment and divestment campaigns during a speech focused on the health hazards of global warming which he gave in Memorial Church on Wednesday night.

Hundreds of students and community members lined the Yard in hopes of securing a spot in Memorial Church to hear the man introduced as “in truth, the elected president by America.”

Eric S. Chivian ’64, director of the Center for Health and Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, turned the stage over to Gore, whose talk was entitled “Healthy Planet, Healthy People.” The talk was sponsored by CHGE as part of the recently launched Paul R. Epstein Memorial Lecture Series…..(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

Press TV’s Documentary — Who Rules America? 6 part series.

PressTVGlobalNews

Published on Oct 29, 2012
Press TV’s documentary program ‘Who Rules America?’ provides a comprehensive look at the so called democratic governing system of the United States of America and reveals the actual powers who are ruling the nation.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
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Noam Chomsky: US, a top terrorist state


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Published on Jan 29, 2013

In this episode of press TV’s documentary program renowned American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States would be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Massive Winter Storm Seen Forming From Space


VideoFromSpace

Published on Feb 8, 2013

NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite was on hand to witness 2 low pressure systems joining forces over the east coast of the United States. The resulting Nor’easter of February 8th and 9th 2013 has been called a ‘historic storm’ .

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