Daily Archives: March 8, 2014

Noam Chomsky “Spain’s World Cup Victory” – Training in Irrational Jingoism


The Chomsky Videos

Published on Mar 8, 2014

Chomsky on irrational jingoism and sports!

Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Fukushima: Japan attempts to revive nuclear ghost town

Japan’s prime minister has been visiting the area around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Shinzo Abe told former residents of Okuma – the now deserted town

Environmental Justice
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Celebrating Resilience – Reframing the Narrative Around Our Students: Clint Smith at TEDxManhattan


TEDx Talks

Published on Mar 8, 2014

http://tedxmanhattan.org
http://clintsmithiii.com

Educator and poet Clint Smith teaches English at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County, MD. In the classroom, Mr. Smith combines his passion for poetry and justice to teach students the importance of their own stories as catalysts for meaningful social action. Outside of the classroom, he serves as the school’s slam poetry coach and is the founder of Parkdale Students for Social Justice, which empowers and trains students to become community organizers. In 2013, Mr. Smith was named the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Humanities Council. He has been featured in the Washington Post and is profiled in the book, “American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom” (Welcome Books, 2013) as one of the top 50 educators in the nation.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Smith is an Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and was a member of Washington D.C.’s 2012 & 2013 National Slam Poetry Teams. His poetry has been featured on TVOne’s Verses & Flow and at the International AIDS Conference, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and Teach For America’s annual alumni conference. In 2012, Mr. Smith served as a cultural ambassador to Swaziland on behalf of the U.S. State Department where he conducted poetry workshops on HIV/AIDS prevention, cross-cultural understanding, and youth empowerment. He is an alumnus of Davidson College and New Orleans’ public school system.

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Food-Matters

In Praise of Big Organic: Myra Goodman at TEDxManhattan


TEDx Talks

Published on Mar 8, 2014

http://tedxmanhattan.org
http://ebfarm.com/myra

Myra Goodman and her husband Drew founded Earthbound Farm on a 2 1/2 acre backyard garden in Carmel Valley, CA in 1984. Both were recent college graduates, “city kids” from Manhattan, who became self-taught farmers and intuitively resisted handling agricultural chemicals. Earthbound Farm has grown from humble beginnings to become the largest grower of organic produce in North America, with more than 200 farmers cultivating 53,000 organic crop acres. Their products are available in 75% of supermarkets across the country, and their farming practices avoided the use of more than 19 million pounds of agricultural chemicals in 2013 alone. Earthbound Farm was the first company to successfully package pre-washed salads for retail sale in 1986, and the first to pack their salads in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic containers.

Myra has authored three cookbooks that share her passion for delicious food and a healthy planet: Food to Live By — The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook; The Earthbound Cook — 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet; and her new book, Straight from the Earth — Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone. As a passionate advocate for organic food and farming, she has appeared on dozens of televisions shows including Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly, Good Morning America Health, and has been featured in many publications including More, People and Bon Appetit. Drew and Myra still live on their original farm in Carmel Valley. They have two children, Marea and Jeffrey.

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Food-Matters

The European climate under a 2 °C global warming

Robert Vautard1, Andreas Gobiet2, Stefan Sobolowski3, Erik Kjellström4, Annemiek Stegehuis1, Paul Watkiss5, Thomas Mendlik2, Oskar Landgren6, Grigory Nikulin4, Claas Teichmann7,8 and Daniela Jacob7

Paper

A global warming of 2 °C relative to pre-industrial climate has been considered as a threshold which society should endeavor to remain below, in order to limit the dangerous effects of anthropogenic climate change. The possible changes in regional climate under this target level of global warming have so far not been investigated in detail. Using an ensemble of 15 regional climate simulations downscaling six transient global climate simulations, we identify the respective time periods corresponding to 2 °C global warming, describe the range of projected changes for the European climate for this level of global warming, and investigate the uncertainty across the multi-model ensemble. Robust changes in mean and extreme temperature, precipitation, winds and surface energy budgets are found based on the ensemble of simulations. The results indicate that most of Europe will experience higher warming than the global average. They also reveal strong distributional patterns across Europe, which will be important in subsequent impact assessments and adaptation responses in different countries and regions. For instance, a North–South (West–East) warming gradient is found for summer (winter) along with a general increase in heavy precipitation and summer extreme temperatures. Tying the ensemble analysis to time periods with a prescribed global temperature change rather than fixed time periods allows for the identification of more robust regional patterns of temperature changes due to removal of some of the uncertainty related to the global models’ climate sensitivity.

Global Climate Change
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Environment Ethics
Food-Matters

S0 News March 8, 2014: Sinkhole Tech, Storm Watch


Suspicious0bserver

Published on Mar 8, 2014

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