Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

Frank Melli Productions

https://www.youtube.com/user/piucaprim/featured

Videos of caring people part of something bigger then themselves. Topics include: The Environment, Yoga, Truth, Music, Local-Food, slow-food, sustainable-agriculture, sustainable-communities, community-based- food-systems, specialty-agriculture, renewable energy, The Kayapo, and EnviroVideo

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Putting Nobility Back Into Farming

Frank Melli   Published on Oct 14, 2013

Micro Sustainable Urban Farming, Migrant Workers Returning To Their Roots, Solving Health Problems and Creating New Jobs Simultaneously, and Putting Nobility Back Into Farming with the extraordinary farmer Michael Madfis of Fort Lauderdale Vegetables. Opening up one market after another, interview with Broward Health Medical Center’s Farmers Market Manager Iris Casanova. An Inside perspective – interview with the Jenny Mackie, the Patient Experience Manager at Broward Health Medical Center. A short lesson in honey – interview with Bee Keeper Isabel Ballestas, of Keez Beez, Marathon FL, and artisan infused oils, jams and jellies – interview with Bob Bergey, owner Gan Eden Farms.

Meet The Farmer TV, Episode 96, From Executive producer Frank Melli, Hosted by Farmer/Engineer Michael Clark

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The Best of Meet The Farmer TV – Parts 1 to 7

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Frank Melli

Published on Feb 20, 2014

The Best of Meet The Farmer TV Part 7

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Is NAFTA a success story or damaging policy?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Feb 20, 2014

A one-day summit in Mexico between President Obama and his North American counterparts marked the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, a trade agreement designed to eliminate cross-border duties and other barriers. What’s the legacy, effect and the future of NAFTA? Jeffrey Brown gets debate from former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills and Lori Wallach of the Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.

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Last Hours

Last Hours   Published on Sep 28, 2013

“Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster. Each subsequent film will highlight fact-based challenges facing the human race, and offer solutions to ameliorate these crises. The initial short film series will culminate in a feature film to be presented prior to COP21, the 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

An asset for the climate change movement, “Last Hours” will be disseminated globally to awaken modern culture worldwide about the various dangers associated with climate change.

“Last Hours” describes a science-based climate scenario where a tipping point to runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen methane. Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, has already started to percolate into the open seas and atmosphere from methane hydrate deposits beneath melting arctic ice, from the warming northern-hemisphere tundra, and from worldwide continental-shelf undersea methane clathrate pools.

Burning fossil fuels release carbon that, principally through greenhouse effect, heat the atmosphere and the seas. This is happening most rapidly at the polar extremes, and this heating has already begun the process of releasing methane. If we do not begin to significantly curtail the use of carbon-based fossil fuels, this freed methane threatens to radically accelerate the speed of global warming, potentially producing a disaster beyond the ability of the human species to adapt.

This first video is designed to awaken people to the fact that the earth has experienced five major extinctions in the deep geologic past — times when more than half of all life on earth vanished — and that we are now entering a sixth extinction. Industrial civilization with its production of greenhouse gases has the ability to trigger a mass extinction; in the extreme, it could threaten not just human civilization, but the very existence of human life on this planet.

The world community and global citizens urgently need to chart a path forward that greatly reduces green house gas emissions. To take action and follow the pathway to solutions to the climate crisis, you can explore this website and you can also sign-up for future updates. Thank you.

“Last Hours” is presented and narrated by Thom Hartmann and directed by Leila Conners. Executive Producers are George DiCaprio and Earl Katz. Last Hours is produced by Mathew Schmid of Tree Media Foundation, and was written by Thom Hartmann, Sam Sacks, and Leila Conners. Music is composed and performed by Francesco Lupica.

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The Polar Vortex is Coming Back!!

thomhartmann

Published on Feb 20, 2014

If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share it with your friends… and hit that “like” button!

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Using Water Wisely: Presentation by William Sarni, Deloitte


YaleUniversity

Streamed live on Feb 20, 2014

A presentation on how corporate water management strategies are developed and implemented, featuring Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader of Enterprise Water Strategy and Sustainability at Deloitte.

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Attorney for Edward Snowden Interrogated at U.K. Airport, Placed on “Inhibited Persons List”


democracynow

Published on Feb 18, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – Four journalists who revealed the National Security Agency’s vast web of spying have been awarded the 2013 George Polk Awards in Journalism. Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Ewen MacAskill of The Guardian and Barton Gellman of the Washington Post were among the winners announced on Sunday. Even as the journalists who broke the stories based on Edward Snowden’s leaks were awarded one of journalism’s highest honors, a lawyer who represents Snowden was recently detained while going through customs at London’s Heathrow airport. Jesselyn Radack joins us today to tell her story. Radack says she was subjected to “very hostile questioning” about Snowden and her trips to Russia. Radack also learned she might be on an “inhibited persons list,” a designation reportedly used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to require further vetting of certain passengers. Radack is just one of a growing number of people who are being stopped, harassed, and interrogated for their work around Snowden, WikiLeaks, and National Security Agency documents. Radack is the Director of National Security & Human Rights at the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower support organization.

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Media

Time-Lapse: Mesmerizing “Stormscapes” Dominate Skies

National Geographic

Published on Feb 20, 2014

The menacing, magnificent storm clouds of Wyoming come to swirling life in this time-lapse, “Stormscapes,” by photographer Nicolaus Wegner. He braved lightning and the erratic fury of supercell storms to capture these images in the summer of 2013.

Learn more about the time-lapse and how it was made:
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PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRODUCTION: Nicolaus Wegner
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MUSIC: David Donges
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Voices for Global Forest Watch | Unilever, Indonesia, Jane Goodall

WorldResourcesInst

Published on Feb 20, 2014

Key partners share their support for Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

Paul Polman: CEO, Unilever
Heru Prasetyo: Head of REDD+ Agency, Indonesia
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE: Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Visit GFW at globalforestwatch.org

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