Daily Archives: April 22, 2013

Sweet and Salt: Water and the Dutch – Tracy Metz


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Published on Apr 22, 2013

A presentation and roundtable discussion on a new book by journalist/author Tracy Metz (Loeb Fellow ’07) and art historian Maartie van den Heuvel that looks at centuries of Dutch water management. The event explores how the Netherlands negotiates its evolving relationship with water–and what the rest of the world can learn from them as our sea levels rise, our rivers swell and storms and droughts multiply. From New Orleans and Hamburg to Vietnam and China, the world is facing landscapes in drastic metamorphosis. And from the dikes and dams of the past to the new solutions of Dutch design practice for the future, the Netherlands’ history with water offers a much-needed perspective on life in our new waterworld.

Panelists: Armando Carbonell, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Juliet Simpson, Coastal Ecologist, MIT Sea Grant Program

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
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Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Bill McKibben: Live at Amherst College


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Published on Sep 10, 2012

Bill McKibben: Live at Amherst College from Amherst Media. Like this? Watch the latest episode of Amherst Media on Blip! http://blip.tv/amherstmedia/watch

Bill McKibben lecture filmed at Amherst College on September 7, 2012.

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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

Bill McKibben: Global Warming’s Dystopian Future


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Published on Nov 5, 2012

Having just come out of one of the hottest summers on record, wrought with droughts and wildfires, it’s a wonder that “climate change” doesn’t seem to exist in either of our 2012 presidential candidates’ vocabularies. Author and activist Bill McKibben notes that we can’t stop global warming, as the earth’s temperature has already risen, but “we can keep it from getting worse.”

Video filmed and edited by Karen Rybold-Chin.

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

Helen Clark: Setting the UN’s Development Agenda


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Published on Apr 22, 2013

Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations’ Development Program, has stated that her goal as administrator is nothing less than the elimination of extreme poverty around the world. An ambitious objective, but Clark appears undaunted by the task. Read the full interview with Clark at http://thenat.in/14JVMS8

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Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
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Noam Chomsky: If Nuclear War Doesn’t Get Us, Climate Change Will


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Published on Mar 28, 2013

The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.

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

Viewing Our World From Space, at Night


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Published on Apr 22, 2013

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. This is a unique view of what our world looked like last year, courtesy of the U.S. space agency, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is our planet on cloudless nights, with electric light, wildfires, and natural and political borders visible, as seen from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership mission satellite.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Food Forward: Urban Agriculture Across America

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Food-Forward

How did something so fundamental as food, go so fundamentally wrong?

Instead of nourishing us, what we eat and the way we produce it threaten the air we breathe, the water we drink and the dirt under our feet. And yet, too much ‘food’ television focuses on celebrity chefs and cooking competitions and not enough on where our food comes from and the impact it has on our planet, our country, our bodies, and our souls.

Food Forward opens the door into a new world of possibility, where pioneers and visionaries are creating viable alternatives to the pressing social and environmental impacts of our industrial food system. Across the country, a vanguard of food rebels–farmers, chefs, fishermen, teachers, scientists, and entrepreneurs–are creating inspired, but practical solutions that are nourishing us and the planet. These are stories America needs to hear. This is Food Forward.

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