Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

Chris Hedges on Literacy


AllanGregg

Uploaded on Mar 4, 2010

Social critic and author of “Empire of Illusion”, Chris Hedges talks about the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle in American culture.

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

Chris Hedges on the rise of the corporate class. f.s.


AllanGregg

Uploaded on Jan 7, 2011

Social critic and author Chris Hedges talks about his latest book “Death of the Liberal Class”, in which he argues that democracy is on life support in the U.S. He blames the liberal elites in media, labour, religious groups and academia, for allowing the unfettered rise of the corporate class.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Chris Hedges on “Empire of Illusion”


AllanGregg

Uploaded on Mar 22, 2010

Social critic and author of “Empire of Illusion”, Chris Hedges talks about the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle in American culture.

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

Ralph Nader on Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us FULL


AllanGregg

Uploaded on Dec 4, 2009

Consumer activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader talks about American politics and his surprising new work of speculation “Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us.”

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

Jeff Rubin on Oil and the End of Globalization FULL


AllanGregg

Uploaded on Nov 13, 2009

Economist and author Jeff Rubin talks with Allan Gregg about his new book “Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization.”

Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Oil and Gas – The Next Meltdown?


peakmoment

Uploaded on Oct 2, 2008

Peak Moment 130: Drawing parallels with the current financial meltdown, Matthew Simmons expresses his alarm about gasoline stocks being the lowest in several decades and refinery production down following recent hurricanes. He warns that if there were a run on the “energy bank” by everyone topping off their gasoline tanks, the U.S. would be out of fuel in three days, and grocery shelves largely emptied in a week. In an interview plus excerpts from his presentation at the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO-USA) conference on September 22, 2008, Matt highlights the risks and vulnerabilities in the finished oil products system, and answers questions from the audience.
http://www.simmonsco-intl.com http://www.aspo-usa.com

DVDs of the entire conference can be ordered through ASPO-USA at http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?…

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
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Richard Heinberg: Peak Oil and the Globe’s Limitations

videonation   Uploaded on Jan 10, 2011

Richard Heinberg, senior fellow with the Post Carbon Institute and the author of The Party’s Over, Peak Everything and, most recently, Blackout, discusses the phenomenon of peak oil and how it will affect life on this planet.

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
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

PERMACULTURE & PEAK OIL: Beyond ‘Sustainability’


eon3

Uploaded on Jul 18, 2007

David Holmgren is co-originator (with Bill Mollison) of the permaculture concept and author of the recent book, PERMACULTURE: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. He talks about the need to move beyond the lulling hope that ‘green tech’ breakthroughs will allow world-wide ‘sustainable consumption’ to the recognition that dwindling oil supplies inevitably mean a mandatory ‘energy descent’ for human civilization across the planet. He argues that permaculture principles provide the best guide to a peaceful societal ‘powering down.”

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Bad Seed – Danger of Genetically Modified Food


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Uploaded on Oct 26, 2010

In the last thirty years global demand for food has doubled. In a race to feed the planet, scientists have discovered how to manipulate DNA, the blueprint of life, and produce what they claim are stronger, more disease-resistant crops.

However, fears that Genetically Modified Food may not be safe for humans or the environment has sparked violent protest. Are we participating in a dangerous global nutritional experiment?

This informative film helps the viewer decide if the production of genetically modified food is a panacea for world hunger or a global poison.

NOW on DVD – LOADED with Bonus Features and Interviews – Cat# K596 – Go to http://www.UFOTV.com.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Peering into our blind spots | Harvard Gazette

Banaji’s new book details decades of groundbreaking work on bias

By Katie Koch, Harvard Staff Writer, Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/02/peering-into-our-blind-spots

In “Blindspot,” Mahzarin Banaji (pictured) and longtime collaborator Anthony Greenwald offer people tools to overcome their hardwired biases, and to stoke conversation about the deeply ingrained, very human tendency toward bias in a country that prides itself on egalitarian values.

Mahzarin Banaji shouldn’t have been biased against women. A leading social psychologist — who rose from unlikely circumstances in her native India, where she once dreamed of becoming a secretary — she knew better than most that women were just as cut out for the working world as men.

Then Banaji sat down to take a test. Names of men and women and words associated with “career” and “family” flashed across the computer screen, one after the other. As she tried to sort the words into groups as instructed, she found that she was much faster and more accurate when asked to lump the male names with job-oriented words. It wasn’t what a pathbreaking female scientist would have expected, or hoped, to see. ….(read more).

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