Daily Archives: December 15, 2013

Andrew Revkin: Studio C Interview VERGE SF 2013


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Published on Nov 25, 2013

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PBS NOVA Finding Life Beyond Earth 2011 Legendado


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Published on Mar 10, 2013

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Earth From Space HD 1080p / Nova

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Published on May 29, 2013

The groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth.

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Can We Respond to Problems like Global Warming Where There’s ‘No Simple Villain’? – NYTimes.com

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/can-we-respond-to-problems-like-global-warming-where-theres-no-simple-villain/
December 14, 2013, 10:15 am 42 Comments

By ANDREW C. REVKIN

The folks at Greenbiz.com have been posting a lot of fresh video from the San Francisco Verge conference on energy entrepreneurship and innovation where I spoke onstage with the pioneering energy analyst Amory Lovins and green business guru Joel Makower, sang “Liberated Carbon” and talked with Makower about networked intelligence and the role of storytelling in improving energy habits and policies:

Here’s some of what I said:

We grew up in the twentieth century when everything about the environment was either “woe is me” or “shame on you.” It’s all coming undone, and it’s your fault. That is so antiquated when you look at a problem like climate change, where there’s no whodunit. It’s, ‘We all dunit.’ We’re all using energy. You can punish Exxon, but I still have to fill up my Prius once in awhile and my mini van, which I need because we have two dogs, is not the most efficient vehicle in the world. So whodunit? Me. But the old model was that it had to be someone else’s fault and the other part of the old model was we had to pass a law, which basically means the solution is someone else’s solution. It’s government, a treaty, a law that’ll solve it. Things like climate change are just so much more wicked than the kind of problem you would solve that way. We have to get comfortable with the story when there is no simple villain….

Don’t get me wrong. Environmental laws, appliance standards and related government initiatives matter enormously.

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What’s the Best Bet When Weighing Cornucopians and Catastrophists? – NYTimes.com

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/whats-the-best-bet-when-weighing-cornucopians-and-catastrophists/
December 13, 2013, 11:11 am 60 Comments

By ANDREW C. REVKIN

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Bill Gates has posted a valuable review of “The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future,” by Yale historian Paul Sabin. Gates nicely summarizes the book’s analysis of the famous wager over the limits of natural resources between the ecologist Ehrlich, author of the portentous bestseller “The Population Bomb,” and Simon, a champion of free markets and human ingenuity (called the “Doomslayer” by Wired).

Please read the review in full here. But come back. Gates uses the book as a launching pad for a broader discussion of some important overarching issues. Here’s an excerpt:

I recommend The Bet to anyone wanting to understand the history of the divisive discussions we have today, especially the stalemate over climate change. Sabin makes a strong case that Ehrlich’s brand of science made it easy for conservative critics to caricature environmentalists as doom merchants and fear mongers who peddle dubious science as a means of advancing their big-government agenda.

And Simon is far from blameless. “Julian Simon and other critics of environmentalism … have taken far too much comfort from extravagant and flawed predictions of scarcity and doom,” writes Sabin. “By focusing solely and relentlessly on positive trends, Julian Simon made it more difficult to solve environmental problems.”

It’s a shame that extreme views get more attention and more of a following than nuanced views. We see this dynamic clearly when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change does its best to be clear and impartial in conveying what is known on the key issues, but both liberals and conservatives make it hard for the public to understand the panel’s nuanced conclusions.

I wish there more people who took the middle ground and who were as prominent as Simon or Ehrlich. So here’s my question to you: What’s the best way to encourage scholars to combine the best insights from multiple disciplines? How can we elevate the status of scientists and spokespeople who refuse the lure of extremism and absolutism?

Here’s the response I posted in his comment thread but include here with some extra links:

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Painful Deceptions 911 Documentary by Eric Hufschmid – Full Version


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Published on Feb 23, 2013

Painful Deceptions 911 Documentary by Eric Hufschmid – Full Version

Painful Deceptions 911 Documentary by Eric Hufschmid – Summary of the Video’s Accusation: There is no evidence of Flight 77 or the dead passengers at the Pentagon. The Pentagon security video suggests a Global Hawk was shattered by a missile. The missile may have been launched from a defensive missile system around the Pentagon.

Explosives were placed in both towers before the attack to cause the towers to disintegrate into dust. Explosives were detonated via radio by a computer in Building 7.

Building 7: It was a 47 story, steel-framed building that disintegrated later in the day, also from explosives. The 23rd floor was the Mayor’s “Emergency Command Center,” which had its own air supply. This appears to be the command center for destroying the towers.

The video also includes: an explanation of turbofans, explosives, the Oklahoma City bombing, the media that Americans mistakenly refer to as our “Free Press,” and why deception is the main weapon in this war to control us.

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RECOMMENDED VIEWING:

CIA Secrets Documentary – CIA Secrets Revealed
http://youtube.com/w/?v=uWHqCmqGkzg

CIA Al-Queda Interrogation – Osama Bin Laden’s Driver
http://youtube.com/w/?v=RFVFCMr9W9U

Assassination of Senator Wellstone
http://youtube.com/w/?v=7N882_77Ig4

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Fahrenheit 9/11-The Full Length Movie

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Or with Arabic subtitles:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwLT_8S_Tuo

Uploaded on Jan 7, 2011

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