Daily Archives: July 21, 2013

9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming


Series Trailer

UCTVPrime

Published on Oct 15, 2012

The global population is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050 and there’s an urgent need to reform food production to meet the rising demand. This four-part series examines these challenges and demonstrates how UC Davis is leading the way in developing sustainable, high-tech agriculture practices and training the next generation of farmers. Series: “9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming” [Show ID: 24298]
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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/farming/)

Episode 1

UCTVPrime

Published on Oct 22, 2012

California agriculture is a $37.5 billion industry with the golden state being home to nine of the nation’s top ten producing counties. We’ll take a look at innovation born at UC Davis that has changed the way farmers do their jobs, and see how agriculture experts of the future are preparing to meet the many challenges ahead. Series: “9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming” [Agriculture] [Show ID:
24294] Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/farming/ or http://www.uctv.tv/prime/

Episode 2

UCTVPrime

Published on Oct 29, 2012

Agriculture isn’t just about sowing the land; it’s about finding solutions to modern problems facing our food supply. With farmland shrinking and a hungry population growing, what is UC Davis doing to ensure an abundant food supply that will be healthier, last longer, taste better? We’ll learn about the “100-year experiment” and meet the first graduates of a brand new major: sustainable agriculture and food systems. Series: “9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming” [Agriculture] [Show ID: 24295] Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/farming/ or http://www.uctv.tv/prime

Episode 3

Published on Nov 5, 2012
There’s no question agriculture has a considerable environmental footprint. In this episode, you’ll see how UC Davis researchers are working with farmers across the state to find ways to reduce that impact. We’ll talk about water, soil, and air and we’ll take a look at the “Bovine Bubbles” that brought one UC Davis researcher international attention and “cleared the air” when it comes to how much gas cows really produce. Series: “9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming” [Agriculture] [Show ID: 24296] Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/farming/ or http://www.uctv.tv/prime

Episode 4

Published on Nov 13, 2012

In a world of advanced technology, science, and environmental concern we talk to students who have a vision for the future of farming and are working to create high-tech tools to help make agriculture more precise. We also take a look at plant genetics, biotechnology, and a unique couple – an organic farmer and a plant geneticist –both of whom work at UC Davis and strongly believe that the two traditionally opposing sides actually have the same goals. Series: “9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming” [Agriculture] [Show ID:
24297] Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/farming or http://www.uctv.tv/prime/

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

“I’m Scared For My Future”: Student Disrupts Speech By US Climate Envoy Todd Stern in Durban


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Uploaded on Dec 8, 2011

DemocracyNow.org – Several prominent U.S. environmental groups have accused the Obama administration of obstructing negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference and have called for the United States to step aside and let other countries carry on with the talks. Earlier today, the top U.S. climate negotiator Todd Stern addressed the U.N. summit for the first time. But as he took the stage, Middlebury College student Abigail Borah interrupted the proceedings. “I am scared for my future,” Borah told Stern. “2020 is too late to wait. We need an urgent path to a fair, ambitious, and legally binding treaty. You must take responsibility to act now.” Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman later questioned Stern about Borah’s comments and accusations the United States is a major obstacle to progress at the climate talks.

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

Shaping Life: The Geology of Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems


UCTVPrime

Published on Jul 11, 2013

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/prime/) Great weather, abundant harvests, fabulous food, some of the world’s most cosmopolitan, and romantic, cities — as well as the world’s most critical biodiversity hotspots — make up what are known as Mediterranean-climate Ecosystems. This episode of the six-part series explores how geology has shaped life in Mediterranean climate ecosystems. Series: “UC Natural Reserve System” [Science] [Show ID: 24603]

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

Greg Palast on Vultures’ Picnic


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Uploaded on Nov 16, 2011

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NY Times best selling author Greg Palast speaks with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks about his latest book Vultures’ Picnic. Learn more here:

http://www.gregpalast.com/vulturespic…

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

Greg Palast Exposes How U.S. “Vulture” Funds Make Millions By Exploiting African Nations


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Uploaded on Nov 22, 2011

www.democracynow.org – American “vulture” investors, including a top funder of the Republican Party, have demanded that African nations pay over half a billion dollars for old debts — for which the investors paid only a few million. One New York vulture speculator, Peter Grossman of FG Capital Management, is demanding $100 million from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Is he collecting a legitimate debt from the Congo — or is the vulture’s claim based on a stolen security? Greg Palast reports from the Congo, Bosnia and New York in the joint investigation by the BBC, the Guardian and Democracy Now!

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

Life and Times: Maurice Strong (Complete)

Uploaded on Apr 16, 2011

The CBC’s documentary on the life and times of Maurice Strong.

Saved from Google Video.

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?”

— Quote from Maurice Strong, founder of the U.N. Environment Program, opening speech from the 1992 “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro.

International Man of Mystery: Who is Maurice Strong?
http://www.afn.org/~govern/strong.html

Maurice Strong Pushes Incremental, Radical Action to Achieve Global Government
http://www.infowars.com/maurice-stron…

Eco-Economic Warfare and the Planned Collapse of Western Civilization
http://sovereignsentience.blogspot.co…

Maurice Strong and the Collapse of Industrialized Civilizations
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showth…

Global Warming is a Hoax!
http://72.52.208.92/~gbpprorg/mil/min…

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

Lauding “Collapse of Global Warming Movement” Inhofe Tells UN Summit “You Are Being Ignored”

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Uploaded on Dec 9, 2011

DemocracyNow.org – While no members of the U.S. Congress attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma recorded a video message that was aired at a press conference of climate change deniers here at the summit on Wednesday. “Tossing out any remote possibility of a U.N. global warming treaty is one of the most important things we can do for the economy,” Sen. Inhofe said. “I am making this announcement from Washington D.C., where I am confident the only person left talking about global warming is me. The message from the Washington to the U.N. delegates in South Africa is this, we could not be any clearer: You are being ignored.” To comment on Inhofe’s remarks, Democracy Now! talks to Kate Horner, a policy analyst at Friends of the Earth and Michael Dorsey, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College.

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

Climate Change needs Climate Justice


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Uploaded on Mar 16, 2011

Speaker: Mary Robinson
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty
This event was recorded on 10 March 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building
The debate on climate change is moving from stopping it to how best to manage its effects. Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach to the issue, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. Mary Robinson was president of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002).

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

The Climate Justice Imperative


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Uploaded on Sep 29, 2011

James K. Boyce: Obama “cap and trade” plan undermined support for action on climate change

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

“Get It Done”: Urging Climate Justice, Youth Delegate Anjali Appadurai Mic-Checks UN Summit


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Uploaded on Dec 9, 2011

www.democracynow.org – A number of protests are being held today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban to protest the failure of world leaders to agree to immediately agree to a deal of binding emissions cuts. Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, addressed the conference on behalf of youth delegates. Just after her speech, she led a mic-check from the stage — a move inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests. “It always seems impossible until it’s done. So, distinguished delegates and governments around the world, governments of the developed world: Deep cuts now. Get it done,” Appadurai says.

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