Daily Archives: March 29, 2014

Globalization Won’t Stop, but Fair Trade Will Help


ForaTv

Published on Mar 29, 2014

Full video from The Atlantic available at: http://fora.tv/2014/03/18/conversatio…

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman argues globalization can’t be stopped, but we can shape its progress, and fight inequality, with fairer, “sweat-free” trade policy.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Food-Matters

World’s Biggest Coal Company, World’s Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People

Kate Sheppard   Posted: 03/27/2014 6:23 pm EDT Updated: 03/28/2014 10:59 pm EDT

WASHINGTON -– Peabody Energy Corp., the world’s largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month extolling the virtues of coal energy for poor people.

A Peabody press release announcing the campaign, called Advanced Energy for Life, argues that lack of access to energy is “the world’s number one human and environmental crisis.”

To enter the campaign website, readers encounter a drop-in screen that asks them to agree or disagree with the statement, “Access to low-cost energy improves our lives.” The site notes that there are 3.5 billion people in the world “without adequate energy” — 1.2 billion of them children. A video titled “Energy Poverty” features babies and small children, with text that implores, “We can solve this crisis.” It adds: “Affordable energy leads to better health.”

Peabody’s proposal to solve this crisis? Asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop setting pollution limits on coal-fired power plants. Those pollution rules are meant to address climate change caused by greenhouse-gas emissions, a global problem that has the greatest effect on poor countries. Burning coal generates carbon emissions as well as hazardous pollutants such as mercury, lead, and benzene, according to the American Lung Association.

Burson-Marsteller, the world’s largest PR firm, and its subsidiary, Proof Integrated Communications, are working behind the scenes on Peabody’s PR effort. Burson-Marsteller spokesman Paul Cordasco confirmed to The Huffington Post that the company is working on behalf of Peabody. Peabody spokeswoman Beth Sutton said “Burson-Marsteller and several other firms are providing support for the campaign.”

Sutton said the campaign “will be sustained long term” and “is aimed at changing the global conversation to focus on energy poverty.”

…(read more).

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

S0 News March 29, 2014: Solar Explosions, U-Yen System #


Suspicious0bservers

Published on Mar 29, 2014

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Harvard Extension School
Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Climate Danger Food Threshold Approaching

http://youtu.be/RUUvs9Us7sg?t=16m11s

The Big Picture RT

Published on Mar 25, 2014

Right now – America’s food supplies are controlled by a handful of giant transnational corporations. That needs to change – and change now & I’ll tell you why.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Food-Matters

Climate Danger Food Threshold Approaching


The Big Picture RT

Published on Mar 25, 2014

Right now – America’s food supplies are controlled by a handful of giant transnational corporations. That needs to change – and change now & I’ll tell you why.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Food-Matters

BP, not Exxon, caused the Exxon Valdez disaster

The Big Picture RT

Published on Mar 28, 2014

Greg Palast, Truthdig / Vulture’s Picnic / Vultures and Vote Rustlers, joins Thom Hartmann. This week marks the 25th anniversary of the devestating Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster. But while Exxon had its name slapped on the ship – could another company have really been behind the environmental disaster?

Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

3 Mile Island…35 years later – When will we ever learn?


The Big Picture RT

Published on Mar 28, 2014

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear, joins Thom Hartmann. This Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster. More than three decades later – how safe are our nuclear power plants and how much closer are we to a nuclear-free world?

Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Nuclear