r. Secretary, I am disappointed. I thought that we all understood that to fight climate change, we have to be able to say “no” to dirty energy projects. Our friends around the world arelooking to us for climate leadership and it starts with drawing the line at tar sands expansion. It also means that we need to give health and environment a fair shake in the environmental review of a dirty energy project such as the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Yet the draft environmental review prepared by the State Department for Keystone XL misses what folks in industry themselves are saying: the Keystone XL project is necessary for expansion of tar sands. We know this means that Keystone XL will make climate change worse.
For more than forty years Greenpeace has campaigned against environmental degradation. This month it’s mobilising its activists to make a stand on saving the planet at the UN climate change conference in Doha. Four decades on and with global warming slipping down the agenda – is anyone listening to what Greenpeace have to say? HARDtalk talks to South African Kumi Naidoo – Executive-Director of Greenpeace International. Doesn’t his organisation need a new bold vision to make an impact – and if so – what is it?
Interviewed Guest – Kumi Naidoo
Presenter – Zeinab Badawi
On Friday, February 22nd, The Yale Center for Business and the Environment will host a panel discussion between Yale researchers and Google Developers on “Geotechnology and the Future of Sustainability.”
The discussion will address the emergence of geotechnology as tool to address global problems and feature Rebecca Moore (Google), Professor Walter Jetz, Professor Karen Seto, and Professor Dana Tomlin.
Bright Simons, President of mPedigree Network and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, explains the transformative factors that are leading us towards a new global civilization. This video is part of the Yale Global Perspectives series. To learn more about this series, visit http://world.yale.edu.
Farmers around the world are having land they’ve worked for generations taken from under their feet.
IATP has worked on trade and agriculture for more than 25 years. In all that time, we have consistently argued that trade agreements need to respect and promote human rights, not drive a process of globalization that privileges commercial interests and pushes public interests aside. This paper concludes that the globalization enshrined in the free trade and investment agreements of the 1990s and 2000s have led to yet another manifestation of commercial interests trampling human rights: land grabs. …(read more).
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.
This video shows how propaganda streams through our political system and our media with no difference between commercials on TV from financially interested parties and political speeches. Most of the Oil Truth series could likely also be Media Fail because it is clear that the media is not interested in bringing forth the proper analysis so that the public is aware of what it is really going on. We have got to start demanding that the media do their job, or we will continue to get the lame presentations that we currently get.
Make sure you pay close attention to the last point made in the video. It is very important. What the Keystone XL Pipeline really represents is something no one really wants to face.
Published on Jun 9, 2012
More BS from politicians goes unchallenged by the media.
This Sunday, thousands are expected to descend onto Washington D.C. to protest the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Nobel peace prize recipients, top scientists, celebrities, and lawmakers have all asked President Obama to deny the permit for the Pipeline. Numerous reports have shown conflicts of interest between state department employees and TransCanada lobbyists. So could this Sunday be a turning point or will the EPA, the State Department, and the President give in to industry pressure? Bill McKibben founder of Tar Sands Action discusses
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