Daily Archives: March 27, 2014

What Is Food Justice?

from Growing Cities Movie Plus 1 year ago Not Yet Rated

Erika Allen, Project Manager of Growing Power Chicago & daughter of famed urban farmer Will Allen, defines what food justice means to her. Check out what she has to say on this important concept & stay tuned for more sneak peeks from Growing Cities!!

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This One Simple Graphic Explains The Difference Between Climate Science And Climate Politics

If you follow the news on climate change, you hear it over and over again: 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is real and caused by human activity.

On Tuesday, geochemist James Lawrence Powell took that rhetoric even further, releasing a study finding that out of all 10,855 climate studies published in peer-review journals during 2013, only two of them explicitly rejected anthropogenic global warming. Put another way, that’s roughly .02 percent of published research that denies outright the existence of man-made climate change.

If those numbers sound staggering, it’s probably because of how little they affect the intense, non-scientific debate that often surrounds climate change in the political realm. Politicians tasked with making crucial decisions on national energy policy and air pollution have a propensity for ignoring the science. Approximately 56 percent, or at least 130 members, of the current Republican caucus in the House of Representatives deny the basic tenets of climate science. Sixty-six percent, or at least 30 members, of the Senate Republican caucus also deny the reality of climate change.

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UN author says draft climate report alarmist, pulls out of team

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-climatechange-idUSBREA2Q1FX20140327

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:03pm EDT

(Reuters) – One of the 70 authors of a draft U.N. report on climate change said he had pulled out of the writing team because it was “alarmist” about the threat.

Richard Tol told Reuters he disagreed with some findings of the summary to be issued in Japan on March 31.

“The drafts became too alarmist,” the Dutch professor of economics at Sussex University in England said by telephone from Yokohama, Japan, where governments and scientists are meeting to edit and approve the report.

But he acknowledged some other authors “strongly disagree with me”.

The final draft says warming will disrupt food supplies, slow economic growth, and may already be causing irreversible damage to coral reefs and the Arctic.

“The report is a product of the scientific community and not of any individual author,” the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a statement. “The report does not comprehensively represent the views of any individual.”

It said Tol notified it in September that he was withdrawing from the team writing the summary. He had been invited to Japan to help the drafting and is also the coordinating lead author of a sub-chapter about economics.

Tol, who has sometimes been at odds with other scientists in the past by pointing to possible benefits from global warming, had not made his pullout widely known until now.

The report will help governments prepare a deal to cut rising greenhouse gas emissions, mainly by shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energies, at a summit in Paris in late 2015.

RISK AND OPPORTUNITY

Tol said the IPCC emphasized the risks of climate change far more than the opportunities to adapt. A Reuters count shows the final draft has 139 mentions of “risk” and 8 of “opportunity”.

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Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) Accuses Scientists of ‘Outright Fraud’


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Published on Mar 27, 2014

3/26/14: At a meeting of the House Science Committee, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) tells White House Science Advisor John Holdren that he believes scientists are committing “outright fraud” and “bad acts” under cover of the peer-review process.

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Kerry Emanuel Testifies In Defense Of Climate Science

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Uploaded on Apr 1, 2011

3/31/11: MIT climate scientist Kerry Emanuel defends the science of climate change at a House Committee on Science and Technology hearing chaired by Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX).

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House Science Committee of Climate Denial

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Published on Mar 27, 2014

3/26/14: The chair, vice chair, and other members of the House Science Committee express contempt for climate science at a hearing with White House Science Advisor John Holdren.

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Rep. Rohrabacher House Floor speech regarding climate change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNeZ-mT7gMg

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Published on Jul 2, 2012

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Published on Jul 2, 2012 6-29-12

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