Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

Averting Catastrophic Global Warming | ELAW Spotlight

http://elawspotlight.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/averting-catastrophic-global-warming/

April 16, 2013 in Climate Change

Dr. James Hansen is one of the world’s most prominent climate scientists calling for urgent action to avert catastrophic global warming. Last week, he announced that, at age 72, he is retiring from his position as Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies to devote more time to activism to limit greenhouse gases. Dr. Hansen’s decision to devote his efforts to full-time activism was cause for me to reflect on my meeting with Dr. Hansen in 2010 and ELAW’s role in averting catastrophic global warming.

I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Hansen when introducing him at a conference here in Eugene to educate public interest lawyers in the U.S. and around the world about using legal tools, such as an extension of the Public Trust Doctrine, to induce courts to compel governments to take stronger action to avert climate change. At the end of the conference, I asked Dr. Hansen the following question: If lawyers are successful in convincing courts that they have a duty to compel their governments to take stronger action on climate change, then what actions should the lawyers be asking for? After thinking for a while, Dr. Hansen said two things are needed: 1) a price on carbon emissions high enough to change the way countries generate energy; and 2) a ban on new coal-fired power plants. (read 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

Electronic Waste in Ghana


GreenpeaceVideo

Uploaded on Aug 4, 2008

http://www.greenpeace.org/internation…

Ghana is the latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous chemicals.

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

Scraplife – E-waste in Pakistan


GreenpeaceVideo

Uploaded on Feb 18, 2009

Photographer Robert Knoth in photo-essay about e-waste in Pakistan.

Greenpeace tracked a shipment of e-waste from Europe to its final resting place – Pakistan. This is the story of what happens to that e-waste and the people it affects.

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

60 minutes – e-waste (extract)


Benouille1988

Uploaded on Nov 27, 2011

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

E-waste movie – short version – who’s dying for your iPad – the truth of ewaste


joetube97217

Uploaded on Jun 11, 2011

There’s a risk you’re sending toxic garbage overseas when you take it to goodwill or others. The truth about e-waste is that a majority of it goes to a chain of middle men who sell and resell to China, Africa, and India. Our dead toxic computer wind up dumped or burned in poor countries with no EPA. These clips come from BAN.ORG who gave me rights to their 2 movies. For over 100 articles, movies and galleries on ewaste see www.teachchange.org/ewaste

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

E-Waste: Dumping on the Poor 电子垃圾污染穷国


asiasociety

Uploaded on Sep 12, 2007

Asia Society’s multimedia look at electronic waste shipped overseas and the toxic effect it has on places such as Guiyu, China–known as “trash town.” With an interview with Michael Zhao of the Center on US-China Relations at Asia Society.

Environmental Justice
http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics
http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Clearing House for Environmental Course Material
https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com/
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Where does e-waste end up?


GreenpeaceVideo

Uploaded on Feb 22, 2008

http://www.greenpeace.org/internation…

E-waste is routinely exported by developed countries to developing ones, often in violation of the international law. This practice is legal because the US has not ratified the Basel Convention.

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