Daily Archives: February 25, 2013

Post – Superstorm: Planning and Design After Sandy


TheHarvardGSD

Published on Feb 25, 2013

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2012: The Year in Climate Insanity


ClimateDesk

Published on Dec 20, 2012

2012, the hottest year on record in the US, has been a wild year for Climate Desk. We’ve scoped out coal-guzzling data centers; traipsed across New York City’s solar-paneled rooftops; stepped through the ashes of Colorado’s record-breaking wildfire season; mingled with drought-striken cattle; been awed by the North Dakota fracking boom; cruised down the shrinking Mississippi River; strained to hear through the climate silence; seen communities pick through debris left by Superstorm Sandy, and more.

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Climate Desk Live: Avoiding the Climate Cliff


ClimateDesk

Published on Dec 7, 2012

Rep. Ed Markey and a distinguished panel discuss how the administration can help us avoid a dastardly combined remake of Thelma & Louise and The Day After Tomorrow.

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After Sandy, A Hunt For Tainted Mud


ClimateDesk

Published on Feb 25, 2013

Scientists are heading out to sea for a forensic look at the storm’s impacts.

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Wait Until China Acts. What? They Are?!


ClimateDesk

Published on Feb 25, 2013

China plans to introduce a carbon tax, according to state-run news agency, Xinhua. That’s right, that great thorn in the side of global carbon reduction treaties, that recalcitrant negotiator and world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is now on the path to imposing its own carbon tax.

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

Civil trial for BP oil spill begins


AlJazeeraEnglish·

Published on Feb 25, 2013

The civil trial against BP for the biggest oil spill in US history begins shortly, adding to the oil industry’s long legacy of environmental disaster. The explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the worst on record. An estimated 4.1 million barrels of oil poured into the water over 87 days in 2010. Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from New Orleans.

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Blind, Deaf and Really Dumb: Why Climate Change Communication is Failing in the American Media | Cambridge Community Television

EV&N-115-CCTVhttp://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/146448

YouTube Version

This program, “Blind, Deaf and Really Dumb: Why Climate Change Communication is Failing in the American Media” was recorded on 24 February 2013. It is is episode #115 of an ongoing series of educational videos from the Citizen-Science Online Learning Initiative (CSOLI). These educational videos focus on global climate change and its implications for the transitions we must make in our institutions and behavior in order to survive the coming decades. See: http://wp.me/P2iDSG-2

For a short sequence of videos on “Why Transition Studies?” see playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5udj…

For a chronological list of other videos for discussion in the series see: http://www.climate-talks.net/2016-ENV…

For other programs in the “Conversations…” series see http://transition-studies.tv

BBC News – BP spill trial told it ‘put profits over safety’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21548117
25 February 2013 Last updated at 13:19 ET

The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused one of the worst oil spills in history
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BP has been accused of putting profits before safety on the first day of a trial in New Orleans over liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The accusation came from the lawyer acting for the plaintiffs’ steering committee, which represents thousands of businesses and individuals.

He told US District Judge, Carl Barbier, that BP executives were most focused on cost-cutting.

The trial could result in the biggest civil fine in history of up to $17.6bn.

BP agreed to pay $4.5bn (£2.9bn) last year to settle criminal charges relating to the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

It has also paid $7.8bn in a settlement with people and businesses affected. …..(read more).

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Marc Morano | DeSmogBlog

http://www.desmogblog.com/marc-morano

See also:http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Marc_Morano

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Climate Depot

CFact-promo

 

http://climatedepot.com/   Marc Morano

A project of CFACT   http://www.cfact.org

Statement of Purpose

Prospering Lives.   Promoting Progress.   Protecting the Earth. 

In 1985, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) was founded to promote a positive voice on environment and development issues. Its co-founders, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, believed very strongly that the power of the market combined with the applications of safe technologies could offer humanity practical solutions to many of the world’s pressing concerns. A number of leading scientists, academics, and policy leaders would also agree with them and soon joined their effort, along with thousands of citizens from around the country.

Today, this Washington DC-based group is a highly respected organization and its voice can be heard relentlessly infusing the environmental debate with a balanced perspective on environmental stewardship.  With an influential and impressive scientific advisory board, aggressive collegiate program, CFACT Europe, United Nations representation,  Adopt-A-Village project, Global Social Responsibility program, and “Just the Facts” national radio commentary, CFACT has and continues to offer genuine positive solutions to today’s global challenges.

The organization has been termed “invaluable” by the Arizona Republic, it has been lauded for its “effort to bring sound science to the environmental debate” by a former president of the National Academy of Sciences, and has been praised by a respected Boston Globe columnist for “a record of supplying absolutely solid information.”

At the heart of CFACT, our goal is to “enhance the fruitfulness of the earth and all of its inhabitants.” CFACT accomplishes this through four main strategies:

  1. Prospering Lives. CFACT works to help people find better ways to provide for food, water, energy and other essential human services.
  2. Promoting Progress. CFACT advocates the use of safe, affordable technologies and the pursuit of economic policies that reduce pollution and waste, and maximize the use of resources.
  3. Protecting the Earth. CFACT helps protect the earth through wise stewardship of the land and its wildlife.
  4. Providing Education. CFACT educates various sectors of the public about important facts and practical solutions regarding environmental concerns.

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