Daily Archives: May 24, 2013

Hot In My Backyard | This American Life

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/495/hot-in-my-backyard

495: Hot In My Backyard

May 17, 2013
After years of being stuck, the national conversation on climate change finally started to shift — just a little — last year, the hottest year on record in the U.S., with Hurricane Sandy flooding the New York subway, drought devastating Midwest farms, and California and Colorado on fire. Lots of people were wondering if global warming had finally arrived, here at home. This week, stories about this new reality.

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Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet By Messing With Nature?


democracynow

Published on May 20, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – As the carbon dioxide in the air hits 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, some are arguing that the best way address climate change is to use the controversial practice of geoengineering — the deliberate altering of the Earth’s ecological and climate systems to counter the effects of global warming. Supporters of geoengineering endorse radical ways to manipulate the planet, including creating artificial volcanoes to pollute the atmosphere with sulfur particles. Many scientists and environmentalists have raised concerns about geoengineering technologies designed to intervene in the functioning of the Earth system as a whole. We’re joined now by Clive Hamilton, professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia. Hamilton’s new book, “Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering,” lays out the arguments for and against climate engineering, and reveals the vested interests behind it linking researchers, venture capitalists and corporations.

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From Bill Gates to Oil Giants, Who Stands to Profit From Geoengineering Nature?


democracynow

Published on May 20, 2013

Watch the full interview with Clive Hamilton on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/ldev9. In his new book, “Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering,” Clive Hamilton lays out the arguments for and against geoengineering — the deliberate altering of the Earth’s ecological and climate systems to counter the effects of global warming. Hamilton discusses some of the key players lining up to profit from geoengineering, and some of the worrying experiments that they’re funding.

TRANSCRIPT
CLIVE HAMILTON: Most corporations are kind of staying at arm’s length from all of this, as indeed governments are, for the time being. But quietly, behind the scenes, you can see them taking interest. There are a number of powerful or wealthy venture capitalists. Bill Gates is the sort of prominent player here. He’s invested in a range of geoengineering schemes. You can go to the U.S. patent office, and you’ll find Bill Gates’s name on a couple of patents for geoengineering. We’re also starting to see the oil companies, even Exxon, BP, Shell, starting to take an interest. They’re sort of pulling people into independent groups to produce reports, advocating research into geoengineering. And you’ve got some kind of rogue geoengineers, sort of cowboy capitalists, who are going out there right now and doing these kinds of experiments in the ocean, for example.

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Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature?

or http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/20/geoengineering_can_we_save_the_planet

or https://www.freespeech.org/video/geoengineering-saving-planet-messing-nature

and see:

 

As the carbon dioxide in the air hits 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, some are arguing that the best way address climate change is to use the controversial practice of geoengineering — the deliberate altering of the Earth’s ecological and climate systems to counter the effects of global warming. Supporters of geoengineering endorse radical ways to manipulate the planet, including creating artificial volcanoes to pollute the atmosphere with sulfur particles. Many scientists and environmentalists have raised concerns about geoengineering technologies designed to intervene in the functioning of the Earth system as a whole. We’re joined now by Clive Hamilton, professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia. Hamilton’s new book, “Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering,” lays out the arguments for and against climate engineering, and reveals the vested interests behind it linking researchers, venture capitalists and corporations…..(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

4MIN News May 24, 2013: 8.3 Earthquake Upgrade, CME Impact Tonight, Sunspots


Suspicious0bservers

Published on May 24, 2013

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

Global Protest in 300 Cities Will Take Aim on Monsanto


TheRealNews

Published on May 24, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to challenge Monsanto’s bullying of small farmers, influence on public policy, and aggressive promotion of GMOs.

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The Rise of the Native Rights-Based Strategic Framework | Articles | Canadian Dimension

http://canadiandimension.com/articles/5314/
Our Last Best Hope to Save our Water, Air and Earth
Clayton Thomas-Muller | May 23rd 2013 | 1

Years ago I was working for a well-known Indigenous environmental and economic justice organization known as the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN). During my time with this organization I had the privilege of working with hundreds of Indigenous communities across the planet who had seen a sharp increase in the targeting of Native lands for mega-extractive and other toxic industries. The largest of these conflicts, of course, was the overrepresentation by big oil who work— often in cahoots with state, provincial First Nations, Tribal and federal governments both in the USA and Canada—to gain access to the valuable resources located in our territories. IEN hired me to work in a very abstract setting, under impossible conditions, with little or no resources to support Grassroots peoples fighting oil companies, who had become, in the era of free market economics, the most powerful and well-resourced entities of our time. My mission was to fight and protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from toxic contamination and corporate exploration, to support our Peoples to build sustainable local economies rooted in the sacred fire of our traditions. ….(read more)

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Noam Chomsky on “Stability”


Akshay Pahilajani

Published on Mar 9, 2013

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Your personal drone: How to guide


RTAmerica

Published on May 24, 2013

Now as military and police use of drones is widely known, is it possible to purchase and operate your one aerial device? Margaret Howell researches who, how and where can have one.

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Environmental Sustainability | World We Want 2015

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/sustainability

UNDP, UNEP, the Government of France and the Government of Costa Rica invite you to join the conversation by welcoming you to this post-2015 environmental sustainability global consultation.

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